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Fred Chamberlin - Oak Harbor/Whidbey's #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant (Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
Hi everyone. Just so you don't think that I only operate in
cyberspace, I thought it was time to do a little self awareness
posting. To begin with, I work with Alpine Mortgage Planning, a
northwest owned mortgage banker with headquarters in the hinterland
of Lake Oswego, Oregon. For those out of state, it is one of the
cities that make up the Portland Metro area.
My office is is Darth Vader Number 1 as we have always called
1200 Executive Parkway. The building is so named because it sort of
looks like Darth Vader's mask in Star Wars. It is an interesting
structure, being bigger at the top (significantly) than it is at
It is also faced with glass, glass and more glass. The only
problem with this is that it is quite warm on my side of the
building in the morning when the sun is shining and warm on the
other side in the afternoon.
We are on the first floor and very easy to find. It is either
us, the elevator or security. That is, unless you need a bathroom
or the mail boxes.
Our lobby is spacious and we have coffee or water available and
a real life person answering the phones. Savannah is there to
direct your calls or help you with your appointments.
We have private offices so clients don't have to explain their
life history with several other people listening in. There are also
toys in the lobby to help keep the little ones entertained during the
interview process. We really want people to feel at ease when
they come to Alpine Mortgage Planning. We aren't just there to take
information and fit everyone into the same slot. Although, the
number of different slots have come down a lot recently.
The next outstanding thing about working at Alpine Mortgage
Planning also has to do with our loan partners. We have in house
transaction coordinators (we used to call the processors). If you
have ever worked in a place without having them in house, and I
have, the difference in astronomical. Janey is my loan partner and
I don't know how I ever worked with someone off site before. It
just makes problems so much easier to solve.
I had to make her stop working long enough to take her picture.
She is constantly working to make the loan process work
To make matters even more efficient, we have our own, in-house,
on premises, underwriter. Becky is there to underwrite our
conventional loans and is working to become a certified DE FHA
underwriter. Right now our FHA loans are underwritten by our
in-house underwriters in Lake Oswego.
We have a lot more people, but these are actually on my team.
That is so nice, having a team.
So, now you know where the building is, where the office is,
what it looks like and the team members that are inside the
We also have a very easy to use, interactive website where you
can actually fill out an application (securely) and get the process
started if you don't want to come in to the office. You can access
Now, you also may see me driving around in my pickup. Hey, I am
just an old pickup guy. LOL. If you see this license plate, it is
me, give me a honk and wave. More than one finger, please.
Thanks for taking this tour with me. Stop in, the coffee is
aways hot and the loans are cool. Take care.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.