Home Loan Mortgage Thoughts and Strategy - PDX Home Loan Team

What To Do If You Are Underwater On Your House

Many of us are finding ourselves living in homes worth less than we paid to purchase them (myself included).  Some of us purchased with a down payment, to find that equity we started with evaporating at what seems to be
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The Difference Between New & Old FHA Rules

Just recently for Portland Home Loan, I prepared an analysis for 4 purchase scenarios on the same property.  It is a purchase of $300,000 here in Portland, OR, and the 4 options are: – 5% down conforming – 10% down conforming,
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Operation Twist = Mortgage Rate Bonanza

Yesterday’s announcement from the Fed’s quarterly meeting was a major market mover–especially for mortgage rates.  Ben Bernanke announced the initiation of something called ‘operation twist’, which many market observers were prepared for, but my understanding is the tone of the
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Mortgage Rate Volatility and the End of the Refinance Boom

Kind of feels like an epic hangover.  The low low rate party that seemed like it would never end, has come to a decidedly abrupt change in direction.  The sunlight is streaming into the windows, our clothes are all wrinkled,
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Mortgage Rate Apocalypse

Now that I’ve got your attention, here is the real truth about the current state of mortgage rates. From the industry that has been “crying wolf” for the last I-don’t-know-how-many years about “low low rates,” I know that this is
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If your rate is above 4.5%

I’ve been hearing the radio ads just like everyone else, and our favorite breathless loan cheerleader has lately been urging you to call him “if your rate is higher than 4.5%”. I’m sure he would love to refinance you over
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Free Resources for Divorcing Couples in Portland, Oregon

someone you know is contemplating a divorce, do them a favor and send them a link to this blog post.  Helping families in a divorce is one of my core services as a mortgage professional.  I can help families get
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FHA Streamline: How to Qualify

I should have subtitled this post: “Why you might NOT Qualify” The FHA mortgage continues to be one of the most popular mortgages in Portland.  The reason for this is undoubtedly its FLEXIBILITY.  The FHA loan is the easiest to
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What is a Mortgage? (Probably more than what you think)

Time to break things way down.  Let’s deconstruct what exactly it is we’re dealing with here in the mortgage industry.  I’ve been in the mortgage loan game since 2003 and it never ceases to thrill me when we close and
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The END of Tightening Mortgage Approval Guidelines

I just read an article this morning about how Freddie Mac has posted a 3 BILLION dollar profit for Q2 of 2012.  This means a couple things: (objective fact) – That they will NOT require any more “bailout” funds from
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