Welcome to my blog about mortgages and real estate loans in Oregon, California, Alaska and Washington. I am a government specialist and am a Vietnam era veteran. I enjoy working first time home buyers and have many tools available to help them.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Jim is becoming an excellent source of information on home inspections. I really like this one because I never knew there was a reason for opening a window during a rain and wind storm. Now, I can see what he was talking about. If you want to leave a comment, please do it on Jim's blog as I have...
I am trying to use my own website more and more to post information for both first time home buyers and people interested in refinancing their current mortgage loans to get a lower rate, so the following was originally published on Eugeneloanguy.com and with a Eugene Area Realtor, Dennis Pease's ...
Jonathan Blackwell is a lender and a GREEN specialist in Atlanta GA. He is also one of the members of a group I belong to, MyFHAMortgage Blog. He has some very good information about GREEN building material. I have disabled comments on this blog, please go to Jonathan's to leave comments. There...
This is Part Three in my series on FHA Real Estate Loans and some things that home buyers and home owners may not be aware of. Today, I am going to discuss the purchase and refinance of manufactured homes with their own land. Manufactured homes on leased land are not eligible for FHA loans in my ...
This is Part Two in a three part series about FHA mortgage loans. Part One talked about the changes in FHA loans going into effect on Jan. 1 and the things that wouldn’t be changing. In this installment, I will cover some credit issues having to do with FHA loans. FHA mortgage loans do not ha...
This is part 1 in a series about FHA mortgage loans that affect buyers and home owners in the Eugene and Springfield Oregon area. FHA mortgage lending will undergo several changes on January 1, 2009. Some of them will affect more people than others. The down payment requirement on the FHA 203b an...
Jim Allhiser, Perfection Inspections in Salem always has such great posts. He also includes some great pictures. This time he attacks mold, something that more and more home buyers are concerned with. Without proper inspections, how can the home buyer know that there is mold in their new home pr...