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We want you to be able to make the best and most educated decisions when buying or refinancing a home. That’s why we try to provide as many helpful mortgage and home loan resources as possible. Download one of our informative PDFs or browse our list of online resources below.


Downloadable PDFs

Application Checklist

Download a checklist of documents needed for your home loan transaction.


Home Loan Options

Find out which home loan options are available in Oregon, Washington, and California through Summit Mortgage Corporation.


Things to Know

Learn what to do and what not to avoid when applying for a home loan.


BUY vs. RENT: Which One is Right for You?

Both buying and renting have their advantages. Find out if it’s time to take the next step and purchase a home.


Tap Into Home Equity

Making monthly mortgage payments? Click to learn more about utilizing your home equity with a loan or line of credit.


EnergySpark Home Loan Program

Home buyers in Washington can save with an EnergySpark home loan.


USDA Home Loans

Learn about rural development home loans in Oregon and Washington.


Good Neighbor Next Door Program

Law enforcement officers, teachers, firefighters or EMTs may be eligible for special financing on home loans.


Home Advantage Loan Program

Qualified Washington State home buyers may be eligible for lower interest rates and down payment assistance.


Conventional Home Loan Program

Learn more about the most commonly used loan types, offering flexible terms and payment options.


Contact Us

Learn more about Summit Mortgage Corporation and how to contact us.



Online Resources


Homeownership & Financial Education


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

The CFPB’s mortgage initiative educates consumers on loan options and how to avoid unexpected costs when closing. Learn More is working to strengthen the financial capabilities of all Americans while providing citizens increased access to financial services and education.


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My Home by Freddie Mac

Get helpful answers to important housing questions, information on renting versus buying, and access tools to help you become a more informed home buyer. Learn More by Fannie Mae

Housing education and information promoting access to affordable financing opportunities. Learn More


Affordable Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The comprehensive government resource for community development and affordable housing. 

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Making Home Affordable

Information and resources for refinancing and loan modification available under the Home Affordable Refinance Program. Learn More

Community Housing Resource Center

Housing resources for Vancouver and Southwest Washington. Helping communities and families find financial self-sufficiency through education and counseling. Learn More


Home Improvement & Real Estate Trends



Get matched with the best home improvement professionals in Portland and Southwest Washington. Learn More



This app helps you keep thorough homeownership records – including important documents, maintenance history, home improvement projects, architectural specifications, and more. Learn More



Stay connected with your Portland and Southwest Washington neighbors with this private social network. Over 106,000 neighborhoods are listed. Learn More


The Home Story by Fannie Mae

The Fannie Mae blog showcasing housing trends and best practices. Learn More


Portland Neighborhoods By The Numbers: 2018

See median home sale prices in Portland neighborhoods and suburbs. Learn More


PLEASE NOTE: Summit Mortgage Corporation is not directly affiliated in any way with the online resources listed above and does not adopt any of their opinions or practices. These webpages are for general informational purposes only. Contact us for advice or information related to your specific situation.