Portland Mortgage Blog

Credit Cards, Auto Loans, and Student Loans Affect Your Ability to Get a Mortgage

Different types of loans can help you get a mortgage—here’s how they can affect your credit score.

11 Inexpensive Home Upgrades that Will Add Value to Your Home

Spring has sprung, so you might be ready to do some inexpensive home upgrades. If so, here are 11 things that will make your home look a whole lot better and add value.

Is it Smart to Roll Closing Costs into Your Loan?

Sometimes it’s a smart idea to roll closing costs into your loan, but sometimes it’s not. In this article, we’ll help you decide if it’s right for you.

Getting a Mortgage on a Multi-Family Property

Thinking of getting a mortgage on a multi-family property? Here’s how it differs from a getting a mortgage on a regular home.

10 Steps for a Seamless Mortgage Application Process

Preparing now can save you time and headaches after you’ve turned your mortgage application into the bank. Here are 10 steps that will help make it easier.

Put Your Extra Cash to Work with a Rental Property Down Payment

Learn what makes investment mortgages unique with this explanation of rental property down payments.

Six Housing Market Trends for 2019

We live in an interconnected world, and those news alerts on your phone will affect the housing market—even if they seem completely unrelated. Get ready for 2019 by reviewing six trends that experts think will move the housing market this year.

Common Closing Costs (and How to Limit Them)

Make sure closing costs don’t take you by surprise by reviewing a few of the most common closing costs and ways you can limit them.

Plan for 2019 with These 10 Financial Tips

Whether you’re hoping to buy a house in 2019 or just want to make the most of your income, now is the time to set concrete financial goals for the new year.

The Best 2018 Gifts for the Homeowner in Your Life

If you’ve got a homeowner in your life, chances are he or she is still making payments on what is hopefully a dream home. You can help out by giving a gift to make the home more enjoyable.

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