In October, the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) will issue a new set of rules for using FHA loans to finance condo purchases. This is good news for buyers who have smaller budgets and live in more urban areas with a high volume of condos to choose from. By relaxing some previous building qualification standards, the new rules could make it much easier for FHA loan candidates to buy condos.Read More
In recent months, interest rates for a variety of mortgage products, including adjustable- and fixed-rate mortgages, have fallen to near-historic lows. What does this mean for you, the borrower?Read More
As a Portland-headquartered company, we love to show our Rip City pride by supporting the Portland Trail Blazers. Here’s the Trail Blazers game schedule for the 2019-20 season. Catch you at Moda Center!Read More
Planning on going somewhere fun for summer vacation? Don’t forget to make sure your house is safe and secure before you leave. These summer vacation home security tips will make it easy to maintain peace of mind and ensure a happy homecoming.Read More
Based on numbers alone, it might seem counterintuitive to refinance into a higher interest rate. Higher interest means higher payments, right? Not necessarily.Read More
Can we use ADU or Boarder Income?
In general, this type of income cannot be used when the subject property is a Single-Family Primary Residence.Read More
There’s no question, winter is arriving in full force this weekend throughout the Pacific Northwest. With snow expected and temperatures dropping into the low 20s, even the teens in some places, it’s a good idea to take these steps to protect your home from those freezing temperatures, and all the problems that go with it.Read More
Every January it seems like a wave of "New Year, New You" ads and articles hits our social feeds and inboxes. The idea is that we've crossed a threshold and can focus on self-improvement. We can really get serious about losing that weight, starting a yoga practice, learning a foreign language, writing that book, etc., etc., etc.
Did you close on a mortgage in 2018? Here is a general overview of some information that may be helpful to you and your CPA as you prepare your 2018 tax returns!Read More