Fairway's First Team News & Updates

From market forecasts to the latest tips to increasing your home’s value.


Happy Holidays

Through the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we wish you ample time with your family and friends, good food and drink, and abundant joy. Season’s greetings to all!

Portland's Real Estate Market
Market Conditions

Are Portland’s Real Estate Market Conditions At Risk?

Are Portland’s Real Estate Market Conditions At Risk? Interest Rates The July market condition numbers for the Portland area indicate that this remains a strong seller’s market. At the same time, mortgage interest rates continue to be very low, making it a great time to buy a house. With it being both a seller’s market


10 Inexpensive Ways to Increase Your Home Value

Are you getting ready to sell your home and want to increase its value without the cost of a full-blown remodel? There are many affordable ways to increase your home’s value without breaking the bank. Here are 10 cost-effective ways to increase the value of your home: 1. Painting One of the most practical ways

Bring Your Own Puppy Party

Bring Your Own Puppy Party!! August 15th @ 4:30pm

First Team at Fairway Independent Mortgage Supports The Pixie Project As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting local not-for-profit organizations, the Fairway Independent Mortgage First Team has organized a BYOP (Bring Your Own Pup) event in support of The Pixie Project. The “Yappy Hour” event will take place on Thursday, August 15 at 4:30

2016: Homeowners Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than A Renter

Homeowners Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than A Renter

Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400). Read More: 016: Homeowner’s Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than

Craig Winters

Client Testimonial

“I recently completed a home purchase with Craig Winters and Fairway Mortgage. I just wanted to write and say how incredibly pleasant and professional the entire process was. Craig went above and beyond on multiple occasions, including meeting with me on a Sunday. I have already recommend him to friends of mine and with absolutely

How to Buy and Sell a Home at The Same Time without Losing Your Mind

Ah, to be a first-time home buyer again: How easy it was to buy a home when you weren’t carrying another mortgage on your back! If you’re looking to graduate from first-timer to repeat buyer, you know things are about to get much trickier. Unless you’re a bona fide house collector, you’ll have to sell your home in order to buy

Spending Green to Make Green

Spending Green to Make Green

Even though it’s been warm, Fall is right around the corner. Before energy and heating costs pile up, there are a few ‪#‎green‬ DIY projects you can do today! 1. Replace burned out lightbulbs with energy efficient ones! 2. Replace and repair weather stripping around windows and doors. 3. Sevice your furnace, replace filters, clean air ducts. 


Portland Real Estate by The Numbers

Portland Real Estate By The Numbers Good news! Portland’s real estate market is brawnier than ever, with nearly 10,000 home sales in 2014 and a median price of $305,000—a rip-roaring 9 percent spike (or $25K) from the year before. As a guide to this wild scene, we once again ran the numbers on home sales, demographics, transportation, and

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Lending, the Fair Way

At Fairway, our Core Values define who we are and what we strive to accomplish everyday—on behalf of our customers and employees. Our objective, in addition to providing excellent service to the customer, is to provide an atmosphere in which each branch can make the “Fairway experience” be exactly what it needs to be for


Sherwood and West Linn make Money Magazine’s 50 Best Places to Live

Two Oregon Cities make Money Magazine’s 50 Best Places to Live Perched along the Willamette River just 13 miles south of Portland, West Linn is the quintessential small town. Its Historic Willamette district (a.k.a. downtown) is a charming cluster of independent restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques. The town plays host to all kinds of quirky

CMRS 2014 Tour

CMRS2014 Tour keeps on rolling!

Our #CMRS2014 tour keeps on rolling! Our event in Pasco, WA is underway. Continue to check back for future Boot Camp updates! — with David Baltzer.