Portland Mortgage Blog

What You Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners insurance is a critical part of protecting your new investment. Here’s what you need to know about buying it.

7 Surefire Ways to Save on Closing Costs

You know you need to bring money to the table for both a down payment and closing costs. But if you’re a little short on cash, there are some ways you can lower your closing costs.

What You Can Expect During the Mortgage Process

If you’re in the process of getting a mortgage, it can be hard to know what to expect and when. Here’s a rundown of what will happen when you’re getting a mortgage with Guild.

The 6 Things You Should Never Do After Applying for a Mortgage

Did you know there are certain things you should never do after you’ve applied for a mortgage and before closing?

How Looking at APR Can Save You Money

Here’s what you need to know about mortgage interest rates and APR—not understanding the difference could cost you a lot money.

What is DTI and Why is it Important?

Most people think about credit scores when they’re getting ready to apply for a mortgage. But there’s another number that’s […]

The Difference Between Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval

You may have a vague idea that there’s something you should do with a lender before you start looking at […]

A Comparison of 5 Loan Programs

There are five main types of loan programs that we offer here at Guild Mortgage. Here’s an easy-to-understand comparison of all of them.

Oregon Bond FAQ

Oregon offers a great down payment assistance option, the Oregon Bond program, for homebuyers looking to purchase in the Portland […]

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