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Karen Houlihan

HECM Associate


Karen Houlihan began her career as a teller in a local bank. She rapidly grew within the company, and was selected to help open a satellite branch of the bank within her first year. From there, Karen’s banking career followed a steady upward direction working in new accounts, bookkeeping, customer service, wire transfers, federal funds, security, training, merchant services, collections, and compliance. She spent nine years working in banking operations before making a career change. After leaving the banking industry, Karen obtained her real estate broker’s license and started a property management and real estate company in Vail, Colorado. After twelve successful years, she sold the company and moved to Grand Junction, Colorado to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business where she graduated with honors from Colorado Mesa University in December of 2013.

Karen has always had a passion for the banking industry, and is excited to pursue her new role in the mortgage industry. She is very familiar with the HECM loan process as she previously worked as a Loan Quality Analyst for the HECM National Division. Karen’s knowledge of the loan process helps her ensure that her clients understand everything they need to know about a HECM mortgage. She is looking forward to helping her clients every step of the way, and having a positive impact on their lives.

Karen has two children, three step-children, six grandchildren and loves to spend her free time with them. She and her husband enjoy the outdoors including archery, fishing, camping, and hiking. Karen also loves music, books, travel, and cooking.