Portland Event Calendar | October 2017

October Portland Events   October is here! Summer has come and gone and Fall is officially here! With cooler weather and rain on the forecast it’s easy to want to stay home but with these fun Fall events in October you may just think twice. There is everything from AM Networking to a Halloween [...]


Four Reasons to Buy Investment Real Estate

Four Reasons to Buy Investment Real Estate Tax Benefits* There are limited tax benefits for middle-class Americans. Rental real estate has two tax benefits that can provide tax-free income to investment property owners and a tax-free windfall to heirs. Owners can depreciate residential rentals over 27.5 years. The depreciation can be used to offset [...]


Loan Officer Assistant – NE Portland Branch

At Peak Mortgage, we only hire the very best people in the mortgage field. We take pride in serving our clients’ needs to the highest degree. We are growing, and our NE Portland branch is looking to add a rock star Loan Officer Assistant to our team! As a Loan Officer Assistant, you will perform [...]


Portland Event Calendar | September 2017

Portland September Events September is here! Fall is near, the kids are going back to school and we are all getting back into our routines. September brings a sense of order and regimen, and as much as we all love our regimens, it’s important to enjoy ourselves too! Check out some fun events going [...]


Build Small, Live Large: Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour

Build Small, Live Large: Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour- September 9th and 10th, 2017 A tour for people interested in learning more about ADUs and meeting the homeowners, builders, and designers who built them. **Register for the ADU Tour here** For a thorough description of the ADU Tour, read this recent Oregonian article and this blog post. Saturday tour [...]


Top 5 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

Looking to buy your first home? You’ll want to fill your toolbox with these essentials so you’ll be prepared for home improvement projects or emergencies. Also, be sure to give our Mortgage Advisors a call so they can assist you in the buying process! Tape Measure This one is a no brainer. From DIY’s, hanging [...]


Is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Right for You?

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are also known as: Ohana Unit (Hawaii) Granny Flat Mother-in-Law Unit In-Law Suite Grand Retreat Homeowners Build ADUs for Many Reasons: Long-term rental: supplemental rental income Short-term rental: Airbnb and VRBO short-term rentals can generate much higher rent than monthly rentals, but require more time to manage Age in Place: [...]