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Ozziekim, Home Buyer in 97225

Can anyone recommend a mortgage lender who provides financing for expats?

Asked by Ozziekim, 97225 Wed Jun 4, 2008

Please note, this question is specifically about lenders as we do not need a recommendation for a broker.

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Hey Ozzie,

I have worked with quite a few transfers on visas from Europe and Mexico. I have had great experiences with Wells Fargo. I recently used Wells on a purchase I made as an Expat in Mexico myself. I have also had 4 family members use Wells Fargo to purchase homes in 3 different countries.

A lot of it comes down to what type of visa you have...it sounds like you may have already obtained the proper work visas.

Feel free to contact me with any other questions or personal experiences!

Chris Suarez
Realty Trust Group
Web Reference: http://www.SuarezSells.com
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My good friend Jin Park is from there and I never had any problems getting him loans. He used Key Bank initially and now is using Umpqua Bank here.

I am quite certain that Bank of America and Wells Fargo as well as Countrywide can help you.

You may wish to email at me at dirkknudsen@gmail.com and I will refer you to someone in the wholesale division at a good bank so your treatment and pricing on interest rates are preferential.

Let me know.

Best wishes;

Web Reference: http://www.nwhomcenter.com
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Hi Dirk

Yes, we are from Australia living in Portland, moved here in July last year and are thoroughly enjoying this beautiful part of the world. So much so, that we are interested in buying a property rather than renting. We do not have a green card (or citizenship) and have a visa that enables property ownership. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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I don't have any personal recommendations for a lender, but here are a couple of articles about expats and dealing with lenders. One article states that dealing directly with a bank may be better than dealing with a mortgage broker. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B07E7D8103CF… and http://www.iht.com/articles/2002/09/28/radvice_ed3_.php
Web Reference: http://www.pdxmojo.com
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So are you an Expat form the US or another country?

That is going to make a big difference for the answer.

Give us more data.


Web Reference: http://www.nwhomcenter.com
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