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Loan Limits Are Going Up – What Does This Mean for PDX Home Buyers?

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For the second year in a row, loan limits are on the rise. As the FHFA lifts conforming loan limits, Portland home shoppers are in a great place to buy.

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How to Buy Your First Home Without a 20% Down Payment

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Discouraged by the zeros behind your ideal down payment? If you’re a first time buyer, here’s how to purchase your dream home without 20% down.

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Millennials and Home Buying: A Guide to Making the Big Purchase

millennials home buying

Millennials: ready to make the transition from renting to home ownership? Congratulations! Before you make the leap, read our guide to buying a home first.

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What Should My Down Payment Be?

Down Payment for Home

Struggling to decipher how much money you should shell out for a down payment on your home? Stay cool, we’re the experts. Options is here to help.

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Buying or Renting, Is Cost All I Should Consider?

buying vs renting

Are you ready to transition from renting to buying a home? Still on the fence? Here’s a closer look at what you gain – and save – when you buy a home.

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The Rainy Season: Dealing with Portland Weather During a Move or Remodel

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Do you have a remodel or move planned this season? Tune in for tips on how to ensure your hard work doesn’t get damaged when the weather doesn’t cooperate.

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Interview With Joel Morgan of Options Mortgage on the State of the PDX Market

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Read Joel Morgan of Options Mortgage on the state of the Portland housing market. Advice, insights, and what to expect, from an expert.

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How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse in the Home Buying Process: An Insider’s Look

Avoiding Buyer's Regret

Buying a home is serious; make sure the purchase won’t lead to buyer’s regret. Learn insider tips to finding the right home and avoiding buyer’s remorse.

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What Does 2017-18 Hold for the Portland Housing Market: Part 2

Housing Market in Portland, OR

Things change quickly in real estate, especially in Portland. We revisited last year’s predictions; here’s what you need to know about the market for 2017-18.

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Is Refinancing Right For Us?

Is Refinancing Right For you

If you’re tempted by the media’s endless cost-saving refinancing ads, make sure you take the time to sort through the pros and cons of homes refinancing.

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