Portland Mortgage Blog

5 Fictional Homes That Exist in Real Life

Life and art are sometimes alike in many ways. While we tell our own stories in our homes, we’re constantly surrounded by fictional stories that prominently feature “real life” homes. But what happens when those homes exist in real life?

Here are 5 examples of homes that blur the lines between art, entertainment, and reality.

New Mortgage Rules for 2014 and What They Mean For You

The news is buzzing with chatter about the new mortgage rules implemented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this past month. Some are good, and some bad, and nearly all are filled with jargon that is potentially confusing. So what exactly is going on here and what does it mean for you? Let’s take a look:

Does Your House Qualify for the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction?

While many people know about the mortgage interest tax deduction, lesser known is the fact that there are rules.

What’s All This Hubbub About the Federal Reserve and Bonds?

In this article, we will explain what the Federal Reserve does as well as how its leaders’ decisions affect mortgage rates for you and me.

The Micro-Loft: A Trend Both Old and New

With the price of housing on the rise, and the current human population set to steadily increase, city planners the world over have turned to micro-lofts to maximize living space.

Watch For a Home’s “Liveability”

One of my favorite things is being able to see so many different types of homes and measure their ‘liveability’. […]

Why FHA Loans Are Now More Expensive (And Why You May Still Want One)

FHA has made some changes over the past year, making their home loans more expensive. Yet, for some buyers, it may still make sense to get an FHA loan vs. a conventional loan.

8 Insider Secrets to Great Interior Design

Over the years, I have learned many tips and tricks about interior design. These tips, while relatively easy to implement, can have a huge impact on the overall appeal of your space.

Top 5 Home Buyer Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Many home buyers fall into the same five mistakes that make the home buying process a challenge. Take time to avoid these pitfalls and you can celebrate every step in the process rather than stressing out.

Fall Garden Rejuvenation Tips for Great Spring Plants

The soil in your garden worked hard all summer long, and now it needs some rejuvenation before it nestles in for its long winters’ nap.

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