In Portland, It Now Costs As Much to Rent As to Buy!

According to Rent Jungle, the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Portland is $1821 per month. The monthly mortgage payment on a $300k home purchased with five percent down falls within the same monthly payment range. By the time you factor in the tax savings associated with the mortgage interest deduction, the net [...]


“Refinancing your home in The Pearl”

There are many reasons that a homeowner will consider refinancing their home, some of the most common reasons are lowering monthly payments, cashing out on equity, or paying your loan off faster. In this article we will discuss few of the reasons these options might be good for your home in The Pearl. Lower Monthly [...]


Meet The Pearl Loan Officers

At Peak Mortgage we pride ourselves on “lending where we live”, our front line proof of that statement is our team of professionals at the branch level. Many of our team members live in the community to the branch they work in. This is one area that we are able to exemplify the statement “we [...]


Purchasing an Income Property in The Pearl

All across the state of Oregon the home rental market is improving and this is certainly true in The Pearl market. This improvement and strength has led to an influx of interested parties in purchasing an income property. An income property is a home that you purchase with the intention of renting or leasing to [...]


Peak Mortgage The Pearl Cares About Community

At Peak mortgage “we lend where we live” is more than just a saying, or a marketing initiative it is statement we stand behind. We embody this principle in every facet of our company and our leadership, whether it be our company culture or the areas we are located, we are about community. Our office [...]


Mortgage Calculation: How Much Can I Afford In NW Portland?

Local real estate agents in the Pearl area tell us that the current market conditions are strong. In this competitive market it is important to understand how much home you can afford. Your monthly payment amount may affect the area or neighborhood in which you look for a house. At Peak Mortgage NW Portland, we [...]


Prepping your home to sell in NW Portland

After the decision to put your home up for sale is made, there will be a few additional decisions that must be made. First, make sure you are approved to purchase your next home. Many homeowners will focus on the sale of their current home before considering financing their next. Here at Peak Mortgage NW [...]


Recipes for Cooking and Cocktailing at Home from NW Portland’s Best

Everyone has a go-to dish they like to tap when they entertain. If you’re lucky, you know your way around the kitchen and have a few good recipes up your sleeve. But what do you do when your go-to recipes run out? Don’t panic. Just keep reading. These recipes from NE Portland bartenders and chefs [...]