Portland Mortgage Blog

Self-Employed? Here’s What You Should Know About Mortgages

If you’re self-employed, getting a mortgage is a little different. Here’s what you need to know.

Protect Your Home

Easy Ways to Protect Your Home This Fall

Fall’s here, and it’s time to think about giving your home some extra attention to prevent winter disasters. Here are some quick, easy things you should do to baby your home this fall.

Mortgage Terms

Mortgage Terms You Should Know

When you get a mortgage, complicated words and terms get thrown out all over the place. It’s really helpful if you know what some of the most common mortgage terms mean.

Buying Together: How Income and Credit Impact Your Ability to Buy

Thinking of buying a home with someone else? Having someone apply for a loan with you changes everything. Make sure you know how this will affect your ability to buy.

Home Inspection

Everything That’s Included in Your Home Inspection (and Other Inspections You May Want)

Here’s everything you need to know about what home inspectors look at and what kinds of additional inspections you may want to get when you’re buying a home.

Why an FHA Loan Might Change Everything For You

An FHA loan might be just what you need to buy a home right now. Here’s how it stacks up to a conventional loan.

Capital Gains Taxes

Everything You Need to Know About Capital Gains Taxes and Selling Your Home

Do you wonder about the tax implications of selling your home? If your home has appreciated a lot in the past few years (that’s the case for many right now), you may wonder if you’re going to be on the hook for a large tax bill. Here’s what you need to know.

3 Must-Know Secrets About Your Credit Score

Credit is a big deal, and having good credit makes buying a home easier. But do you know these secrets about your credit?

What Do Higher Interest Rates Mean for the Housing Market?

Here’s how mortgage interest rates are changing and how it could affect you going forward.

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