My Clients on Working with Me:

“Very professional, Excellent communication, Felt safe and taken care of!  Thanks!”

“Evan was great, informative and answered all questions promptly.  Everyone we worked with was incredibly helpful.  We appreciate that we got contacted so we cold take advantage of the lower rate.”

“Amanda + Evan were wonderful. They helped me with my refinance. Their communication was exceptional – responded quickly to all my calls and emails. Thank you so much for all your help.”

“Evan and his team made this such a smooth, clear process for a first time home buyer. I was anxious entering the process, but Evan was always there to answer my many questions and guide me through everything step by step. I would highly recommend Mortgage Trust to any potential home owner.”

“Evan and his team were professional, prompt, and knowledgeable. We were kept informed of our loan progress and never felt out of the loop.”

“Everyone at Mortgage Trust was wonderful throughout the whole process. Communication within the team, between Mortgage Trust and the title company, and my agent, made the whole process feel so easy + smooth.”

The Latest from My Blog

Ideas Worth Sharing for May 25, 2017

You can review my weekly newsletter at THIS LINK.  In this week’s edition I explore a couple headlines Zillow made recently.  First, the CFPB is currently investigating the company for possible RESPA violations.  Second, Zillow is testing a new service in other markets that could disrupt how homes are bought and sold.  Finally, if you […]

A few ideas worth sharing for May 18, 2017

In this week’s newsletter I include an article which predicts that rents in Portland (as well as other west coast cities) will continue to increase by 5%+ per year, an article which explains why we’re likely to continue to see infill development unabated into the future, and a fascinating look at traffic and how automated […]

Mortgage Rate Update May 15, 2017

On this day in 1800 President John Adams ordered the Federal Government to pack up and leave Philadelphia and move operations to its new home in Washington DC.  At the time the Federal Government had 125 employees and the transition took one month.  Two hundred and seventeen years later there are now more people employed […]

A Few Ideas Worth Sharing for May 11, 2017

I just published my monthly newsletter with a few ideas worth sharing.  In this edition I included an article which explains how two major economic forces could collide and cause mortgage rates to increase later on in 2017, how technology is reshaping the way we live in our homes, and how to reduce stress and […]

Mortgage Rate Update May 8, 2017

Last week we switched to a locking bias and indeed mortgage rates did worsen very modestly.  Rates were pressured higher on Wednesday last week after the Fed labeled weak 1st quarter economic activity as “transitory”. Friday’s all-important jobs report showed that 194,000 new jobs were created during April and the US unemployment rate fell to […]

Mortgage Rate Update May 1, 2017

Happy May Day!  A short history lesson: The earliest accounts of May Day celebrations, meant to celebrate the birth of Spring, dates back the Roman Republic era.  However, in the late 19th century Socialist & Communist groups adopted May 1st to be International Workers’ Day in honor of lives that were lost during an attack […]

Mortgage Rate Update April 17, 2017

On this day in 1961 the Bay of Pigs invasion began.  As we know the attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro was a complete failure as it ultimately solidified the relationship between Russia and Cuba and enhanced Cold War tensions. Speaking of tensions US interest rates have benefited from growing geopolitical uncertainty.  Global investors do not […]

Mortgage Rate Update April 10, 2017

In case you weren’t aware today is National Siblings Day.  Now is a great time to call your sibling and let them know how “okay” they are (just kidding Ceri!  You are awesome). Friday’s all-important jobs report showed that only 98,000 new jobs were created last month.  This was well below expectations and the lowest […]