Oregon Mortgage Blog

US stock market rally pressures mortgage rates higher

Think owning Portland real estate is a great investment?  Try purchasing a professional sports franchise. The late Paul Allen purchased the Portland Trail Blazers in 1988 for $70 million.  According to recent reports the Trail Blazers franchise is currently worth $1.6 billion. Ignoring annual cash-flow the team has appreciated at a 10.6% annualized rate over […]

Should I buy or rent?

Tired of paying rent and wondering if homeownership is right for you?  There is no doubt that owning your home can significantly improve your financial standing in the long-term. In fact, a recent survey showed that homeownership was a greater predictor of net worth than age or education (see HERE). In this video I talk […]