Why put 5% down on a VA home?

The VA loan allows a Veteran to utilize his/her VA loan multiple times with various combinations depending on military history, service connected disability, down payment, and prior VA loan history. I must preface my topic: “Why put 5% down on a VA home...

Following Robin Conrad

Robin Conrad is not in Iraq yet, but is currently serving at Fort Poke, LA in preparation for going over to Iraq later on this month. In a phone conversation  with him the other day, he talked about doing a five mile run before most of our alarm clocks even went off....

Federal homebuyer’s tax credit comes to an end Nov. 30

The Federal homebuyer’s tax credit is coming to an end Nov. 30. Will it be continued, or not? That is the big question. Most economists predict that the government will give a four to six month extension, but it is hard to predict whether the dollar...

Portland Housing Market: A Snapshot

Portland’s overall housing market has been one of the strongest in the nation as far as  home prices holding steady.  The majority of places int he country have dropped dramatically from 2000 numbers. Our value here is still up 48% in the Portland Metro area,...