As we arrive at the midpoint of the year, we’d like to provide a brief update on what the latest and greatest news is, currently in the industry. What’s new? Unexpected by most in the industry, interest rates have not increased this year. Instead of shooting up as...

Rent Vs Buy

Rent Vs Buy Hi, I’m Kerry Greenwald, Senior VA Loan Specialist and owner of Creekside mortgage. Today I want to talk to you a little bit about the age-old question, ” Rent VS buy, is it cheaper to rent or is it cheaper to buy?” It is going to change on a...

Divorce and Mortgages

Picture this, the sun setting and a full moon slowly rising over the ocean, a warm ocean breeze gently rustles the palm fronds on a palm tree above two young lovers. They watch the sunset and moon rise in tranquil silence, holding each other’s hands and both believe...

Have you heard about MPRs? (Continued)

Yesterday we talked about MPRs or minimum property requirements. We told you about dry rot and wood destroying insects. Today we have two more MPRs that you should look out for. Home Accessibility Improper access to the home is a big problem that’s easy to spot early...

Homebuyers Tax Credit Extended Oregonian Article

An article yesterday in the Oregonian had some great quotes by Steve Granmo saying that VA is one of the last loans out there offering 100% financing. The Oregonian did a great job in putting everything together and discussing this tax credit for Portland homebuyers...