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Student Loans and Getting a Mortgage: What You Need To Know

September 16, 2021 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Student Loans and Getting a Mortgage: What You Need To Know

Student Loans and Getting a Mortgage: What You Need To Know Do student loans have a negative impact on your ability to qualify for a mortgage? Not necessarily! Of course, there’s a bit more nuance to it than that, but the bottom line is that student loan debt alone doesn’t make or break your ability... Read More

A Homeowner’s Guide to Oregon Property Taxes

August 30, 2021 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on A Homeowner’s Guide to Oregon Property Taxes

Oregon residents may not pay sales tax, but property taxes are fact of life for homeowners in the state. The good news is that it’s easy to pay your Oregon property tax. On top of that, these taxes help fund essential services in your local community. Let’s take a look at how Oregon’s property taxes... Read More

Money Matters: Funding Options for Your Home Improvement Project

August 23, 2021 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Money Matters: Funding Options for Your Home Improvement Project

Whether big or small, there are likely a few projects that need to get done around your home. Whatever the task, you need money to do it right. If you’re short on cash, there are several financing options available to you. The best type of loan for you will depend on your finances. It can... Read More

Tips to Save Energy & Money at Home This Summer

August 20, 2021 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Tips to Save Energy & Money at Home This Summer

Do you feel like you’re spending a fortune on your electric bill? For most households in the United States, the average energy bill comes in at around $115 per month. Luckily, you don’t need to get fancy to start saving money. There are plenty of easy changes to make around the house to reduce your... Read More

Your Guide to Second-Home Mortgages

August 16, 2021 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Your Guide to Second-Home Mortgages

A lot of us dream about buying a breezy cottage on the beach or a cozy cabin in the mountains, but what does it take to turn that dream into a reality? Whether you’re considering a vacation retreat or an investment property, buying a second home can be a smart choice for those who qualify.... Read More

Fire Pit Safety Tips: How to Stay Safe and Prevent Wildfires

August 9, 2021 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Fire Pit Safety Tips: How to Stay Safe and Prevent Wildfires

Conversation, laughter, music, stargazing … whether camping in the woods or lounging around the backyard, fire pits are the perfect gathering place for family and friends. You should be cautious when lighting, maintaining, and extinguishing a fire pit. Download our Firepit Safety Checklist (pdf) below to keep these safety tips top of mind. Placing Your Pit... Read More