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Mortgage and Lending - Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank
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I normally like my mashed 'taters on a slightly "chunky" side.  I was recently making a batch for company we were having and wanted a more traditional creamier take on them.  So, I pulled out a little hand mixer I have as I didn't feel like carting out the giant KitchenAid mixer.  Well, I just wa...
07/22/2011
Ole had been slipping in and out of a coma for days..... Yet Lena had stayed by his bedside every single day.  One day, when he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer.  As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, 'You know vat? You have been vith me all tru da bad times. Ven I got f...
07/22/2011
Daily Rate Blast - Mortgage Interest Rates -Medford Oregon - July 22, 2011 This morning’s Conventional FIXED and ARM rate quotes are:                             30 Year                                                 4.625%   (4.870% APR)                                                15 Year   ...
07/22/2011
Dave has some great information here for borrowers who have recently located to the United States.  Just because someone is new to the Country, doesn't mean that they are unable to purchase a home.   Check out Dave's post.   When coming over to the US, you have a couple items to pay attention to ...
07/21/2011
Have you ever heard the term "Straw Buyer"?  You may be envisioning the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz...I know that's what comes to my mind, but a Straw Buyer is actually a common mortgage fraud scheme, involved in "Fraud for Property" So, what exactly is a straw buyer?  Well, a straw buyer is ...
07/21/2011
A friend posted this on Facebook.  Too funny not to share!
07/21/2011
Daily Rate Blast - Medford Oregon Mortgage Interest Rates - July 21, 2011 This morning’s Conventional FIXED and ARM rate quotes are:                             30 Year                                                 4.625%   (4.870% APR)                                                15 Year    ...
07/21/2011
20 Random thoughts for the day.   Got this in an email.  Some cute, some funny, and most just way too dang true!   20 Random Thoughts for the Day 1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die. 2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during a...
07/20/2011
Daily Rate Blast - Medford Oregon Mortgage Interest Rates - July 20, 2011   This morning’s Conventional FIXED and ARM rate quotes are:                             30 Year                                                 4.625%   (4.870% APR)                                                15 Year  ...
07/20/2011
Is answering a direct question really that hard?  I have a pet peeve when someone cannot answer a direct question asked of them. Example: Me:  "Hi Sue, what time did you get back into the office this afternoon?"              Sue: "I was out for lunch"              Me:  "I know you were out for lu...
07/20/2011
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Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages
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