Doug Karkanen

Mortgage Advisor NMLS-131217
Doug Karkanen

About Me

<strong><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Testimonials:</span></strong><br />
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Doug, I want to say thanks so very much for all the hard work and everything you did so that I’m now a homeowner. &nbsp;You are the best.<br />
<em>Vernette Washington<br />
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Doug helped me with the purchase of a rental. &nbsp;This is only the 2nd home I have purchased in my life, and I was kept informed the whole time and my loan closed on time. He was great to work with and I highly recommend working with him. &nbsp;<br />
<em>Michelle Potter<br />
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I appreciate all the hard work Doug did for me. I still struggle with believing that I finally got refinanced! Please send me some of your business cards so that I can refer you. Rich told me that you were the person the person that could make it happen. He was so right!<br />
<em>Susan Larsen Leigh<br />
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Thank you for all your help getting our mortgage refinanced. We couldn’t have gotten it done without you. &nbsp;Hopefully we can ski together this winter.<br />
<em>Chris &amp; Shari Landa</em>

Why Finance of America Mortgage?

We’re not about pushing loan papers. We’re about moving your dream forward. And we do that through knowledgeable local advisors, a personal approach, and a variety of smart loan options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many properties should I look at?

The total number of properties you may look at will depend on several factors, such as your budget and the housing availability in your area. In general, real estate agents recommend that homebuyers look at several properties before making a decision, but there is not an exact number. Most people look at 10 homes, at a minimum, so they can compare them. However, you may find the dream house with more or fewer searches.

What is the best way to search for homes?

When it comes to the best home buying tips, there are different ways to search for properties. Statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® reveal that 51 percent of buyers searched and found their homes on the internet, while 30 percent used real estate agents. Other ways to search for homes include asking friends, relatives, neighbors and homebuilders for help. A small percentage of homebuyers used newspaper advertisements and yard or open house signs to search for homes.

Should I get pre-approval before making an offer?

Although a pre-approval is not one of the required steps to buying a house, it can certainly help you stand out in a competitive market with many buyers. A pre-approval can show sellers that you’re serious and capable of getting a mortgage, so they may be more likely to accept your offer.

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My Office

Portland, OR
4380 SW Macadam Ave., Suite 560
Portland, OR 97239