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Now you Have a Friend in the Mortgage Business, Ham Thorne

November 19th, 2013

ham thorne picHam Thorne has been in the Mortgage industry for 30 years, and along with experience and professionalism, Ham brings a sense of warmth and trustworthiness to the table—qualities not to be taken for granted in a mortgage lender. Ham, a senior mortgage specialist at Directors Mortgage, enjoys above all, the contact he has with clients. According to Ham, about 99 percent of the loans he makes are facilitated with in-house banking, giving Directors Mortgage the ability to control the process in its entirety, and allowing borrowers to have one point of contact. While the mortgage process inevitably requires tedious and nit-picky paperwork, this in-house process provides borrowers with clarity, reassurance, and continuous communication with the professionals at Directors Mortgage along the way. This is one of many reasons so many have positive experiences with Directors Mortgage.DMI Logo Gold_black_small

So what is it that a senior mortgage specialist does? A lot of paperwork, said Ham, to determine the best loan options and the terms for borrowers. Ham prides himself on being exceptionally detail oriented which is demonstrated in his ability to efficiently complete his clients’ paperwork in a timely manner. Ham’s knack for completing complicated and meticulous paperwork is not the most enjoyable aspect of the job however, Ham enjoys the opportunity to communicate with clients, and makes a point to establish a positive and friendly rapport.

“People like to do business with people they like” said Ham, “The process of getting a mortgage can be very daunting and scary. People must disclose so much information to me—their assets, income, credit, and debt. Fortunately I remember people, not their borrowing details.”

The senior mortgage specialist particularly enjoys working with first-time home buyers, who often need additional explanation and guidance applying for a mortgage. “I really enjoy helping educate first-time home buyers about home loans. Some lenders say ‘I don’t like working with them, it is way too time consuming to explain the details’, but I like helping and clarifying.” Ham’s willingness to educate borrowers not only makes them feel comfortable and assured about their mortgage, but many of Ham’s clients return to him for future loan needs, confident in his expertise and appreciative of his friendly, approachable demeanor.

Ham has been a Chamber member for 30 years. “The Chamber is a place to give back, find business opportunity, and make wonderful friends” said Ham of his experience as a Beaverton Chamber member. Ham has been heavily involved as an Ambassador for 28 years, chairing the Ambassador committee a long time ago, and Chair of the Board in 2003. Ham also leads the Thursday morning Sales-Tune Up, and has helped cultivate the Chamber’s new program, Direct*CONNECT. In the past six months, Ham has contributed to growing Direct*CONNECT from zero to 23 members—exchanging 103 referrals, and generating $335,200 in sales for members’ businesses. Ham’s community involvement also extends beyond the Chamber. A Trombone player in a local marching band, The Beat Goes On, Ham has played in three parades in the past week alone in celebration of Veteran’s Day, and the arrival of the Christmas tree in Pioneer Courthouse Square! In all, the band has marched in 15 parades this year.

Whether you’re looking for a trustworthy, experienced and approachable Mortgage Specialist, tips from Sales Tune-Up, or referrals from Direct*CONNECT, Ham is happy to help. Learn more about Directors Mortgage services, success stories, and how to reach Ham Thorne at Directors Mortgage corporate office in Lake Oswego on Kruse Way.

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Infinite Innovation Inc. provides you with Content Management Solutions!

November 16th, 2013

 

 

 

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MOD Pizza to Open in Beaverton on November 21st!

November 16th, 2013

 

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Washington County ReStore is for Everyone

November 12th, 2013

pdx restore 1“It comes down to community support. The more the community supports us, the more we can support the community” said Alex Bertolucci, manager and master reuser for Washington County Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Habitat for Humanity pursues a widely known mission, though the Habitat for Humanity ReStore supports this greater goal and beyond—giving those renovating or refurbishing their home the opportunity to help improve the homes of others in need of affordable materials, and build homes for deserving people without a place to lay their welcome mat.

The ReStore accepts various, good quality home furnishing and building materials through donations that can be dropped off on location, or better yet, dismantled and picked up by the Habitat for Humanity team—leaving homes clean and ready for the next phase of remodeling, restoration, or redecorating. Donated items are taken to the ReStore location, where Oregonians have the opportunity to shop donations for lumber, cabinets, sinks, and doors to name a few accepted donations. These donations made to the Washington County ReStore help make peoples’ nesting dreams a reality, and one they can afford. Donating and purchasing home materials from the Washington County ReStore also prevents over 2,800 tons of reusable materials from sitting in landfills annually, and directly helps fund Habitat for Humanity constructions that give families a chance to succeed, and a place to flourish.

“So many of the families we build homes for have children, and home provide the stability that kids need more than anyone else. Having a stable home means not having to transfer schools, being able to make friends, not worrying about their homes having mold and getting sick—such little things that most people take for granted are possible when families have a stable home” said Bertolucci. “I remember Eddie and his mom” said the ReStore manager when asked about one of the more memorable experiences he’s had with Habitat for Humanity, “She was a single mom with cancer, and with the expenses of her medical bills, she couldn’t keep an apartment very long. Eddie had to move around a lot between residences and with family members. Once they got a home from Habitat for Humanity, the stress of constant moving was lifted, and his mother’s health improved. Now Eddie is a junior in high school, and looking forward to college.”

Bertolucci said many people may be surprised to learn that currently, the ReStore has two Viking ranges, stainless steel refrigerators, and regularly carries appliances, furnishing, and materials that are desirable and sought after additions and amenities. Before the holidays is a popular time for renovations. If you’re renovating or redecorating, turn to the ReStore for new additions. “Like” the ReStore Facebook for regular photo updates on newly donated steal of a deal items, and visit the website to learn the many ways you can donate! If you have specific questions about making a donation, or the ReStore, Alex welcomes your email and is happy to help. Reach him at alex@pdxrestore.org.

 

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Washington County ReStore is for Everyone

November 12th, 2013

pdx restore 1“It comes down to community support. The more the community supports us, the more we can support the community” said Alex Bertolucci, manager and master reuser for Washington County Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Habitat for Humanity pursues a widely known mission, though the Habitat for Humanity ReStore supports this greater goal and beyond—giving those renovating or refurbishing their home the opportunity to help improve the homes of others in need of affordable materials, and build homes for deserving people without a place to lay their welcome mat.

The ReStore accepts various, good quality home furnishing and building materials through donations that can be dropped off on location, or better yet, dismantled and picked up by the Habitat for Humanity team—leaving homes clean and ready for the next phase of remodeling, restoration, or redecorating. Donated items are taken to the ReStore location, where Oregonians have the opportunity to shop donations for lumber, cabinets, sinks, and doors to name a few accepted donations. These donations made to the Washington County ReStore help make peoples’ nesting dreams a reality, and one they can afford. Donating and purchasing home materials from the Washington County ReStore also prevents over 2,800 tons of reusable materials from sitting in landfills annually, and directly helps fund Habitat for Humanity constructions that give families a chance to succeed, and a place to flourish.

“So many of the families we build homes for have children, and home provide the stability that kids need more than anyone else. Having a stable home means not having to transfer schools, being able to make friends, not worrying about their homes having mold and getting sick—such little things that most people take for granted are possible when families have a stable home” said Bertolucci. “I remember Eddie and his mom” said the ReStore manager when asked about one of the more memorable experiences he’s had with Habitat for Humanity, “She was a single mom with cancer, and with the expenses of her medical bills, she couldn’t keep an apartment very long. Eddie had to move around a lot between residences and with family members. Once they got a home from Habitat for Humanity, the stress of constant moving was lifted, and his mother’s health improved. Now Eddie is a junior in high school, and looking forward to college.”

Bertolucci said many people may be surprised to learn that currently, the ReStore has two Viking ranges, stainless steel refrigerators, and regularly carries appliances, furnishing, and materials that are desirable and sought after additions and amenities. Before the holidays is a popular time for renovations. If you’re renovating or redecorating, turn to the ReStore for new additions. “Like” the ReStore Facebook for regular photo updates on newly donated steal of a deal items, and visit the website to learn the many ways you can donate! If you have specific questions about making a donation, or the ReStore, Alex welcomes your email and is happy to help. Reach him at alex@pdxrestore.org.

 

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Rock the Block Clean Up Day

November 8th, 2013

The Vision Advisory Committee of Beaverton invites you to come out and help your neighbors.

Join us Saturday, November 9th. 9am – 1pm. Bring wheel barrels, rakes, shovels and more.
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Attend Comcast Job Fair

November 4th, 2013

Comcast is hiring in Beaverton! David Parrish, a Comcast Business Class Representative recently said in an interview with BACC, “I like my job, and I can say that with a smile!” This may be an opportunity you may want to consider! See details below.

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Join Catalyst for Their Launch Party

November 4th, 2013

Come celebrate the official launch of Catalyst Education and Career Pathways.

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Sunday, Nov. 10 from 5-8pm at Golden Valley Brewery

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Metro Perc Grand Re-opening November 9th

November 4th, 2013

Come celebrate the reopening and new management at Metro Perc!

coffee Saturday, Nov. 9th
8am – 5pm
Door prizes
Face Painting
9am Ribbon Cutting!

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