Portland Mortgage Blog

5 Easy Ways to Transform Unused Yard Space

Everybody has that section of their yard they have no idea what to do with. Finding unique and eye-catching ways to jazz up and enjoy these unsightly areas is a great way to not only enjoy a weekend outside, but also see the immediate transformation of an otherwise unsightly space.

5 Different Mobile Apps for Home Buyers

Mobile apps for home buyers are old news by now, but there are some really useful apps that are more than just homes for sale. Check out these 5 fun mobile apps for home buyers.

Questions You Should Ask Before Buying a Home

With more and more emphasis on instant gratification, it’s no wonder that overzealous home buyers fall in love with a perceived dream home they know little to nothing about. Don’t fall into this trap! Here are questions to consider before making the big decision to buy.

Mortgage Applications Down, Home Sales Up… What’s Going on Here?

On one hand, we’re told increasing mortgage rates are pushing mortgage applications down, and on the other we’re told the housing market is improving. Let’s stop the presses and take a look at the bigger picture to get a good idea of where the current market really is.

Client Spotlight: Xera Plants, Inc.

As a loan officer, staying connected with past clients is part of the job description. It’s truly one of the best parts of my job, and this is especially true of Greg Shephard and Paul Bonime, owners of the truly unique Xera Plants, Inc.

Carol’s Corner: Saved From Foreclosure

A phone call last summer brought what seemed like an ordinary request for a refinance. Once we began digging in, the reality of our client’s major financial stress became apparent. Here’s how we saved them from foreclosure.

How Should You List Your Home: Empty or Furnished?

It’s a question with opinions as divided as crunchy or creamy peanut butter: should you list your home fully furnished or completely bare? Just like every other either-or debate, the answer lies somewhere in between. But which is right for you?

The Evil Debt Collectors Who Went Too Far and the People Who Fought Back

Imagine a scenario with me. You’re sitting at lunch, your phone rings and you answer it. BAM! It’s a debt collector. You thought you’d paid that debt so you’re unsure why they’re calling. Can they do this? What rights do you have as a consumer?

5 Awful Things That Make Potential Buyers Want to Burn Your House to the Ground

You’re selling your home, and sadly no one wants it. Chances are if you have any of these 5 things in your house, your potential buyers are probably thinking more about killing it with fire than actually purchasing it.

Sellers and Buyers: Take Advantage of An Assumable FHA Mortgage

An assumable FHA loan is the golden goose for sellers and buyers. It allows the seller to advertise their home with a lower monthly cost, and buyers get the advantage of an interest rate less than the market offerings. Find out how to save money with an assumable FHA mortgage, today.

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