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Mike Popnoe

VP of Mortgage Lending
80 SE Madison St., Suite 320, Portland, OR 97214
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NMLS: 116627
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About Mike

I moved to Oregon from Montana back in May 2000, and have been here in Portland ever since. I started my professional career as a software developer, and was nudged into the mortgage industry in late 2005. I really enjoy meeting new people everyday and helping them with such a major and rewarding step; buying a home. My approach has always been geared toward educating borrowers on all their options, and providing detailed, easy-to-understand analysis to guide the way.

My wife and I live in North Portland, and love enjoying the great food and drinks our town has to offer. In the winter we are skiing Mt. Hood, and in the summer riding our bikes in search of an open tennis court.

Mike interview Q&A

What specific steps do you use to help your customers find the best home loan for them?
Once I learn the goals and objectives of a client, we move into our Total Cost Analysis step. This software allows me to present several financing options side-by-side, to determine the best short-term and long-term options. Seeing everything summarized in this fashion guides our consultation, and helps the borrower find clarity in which plan works best for their specific needs.
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
When I receive calls or emails, and sometimes even hand-written notes, from happy clients telling us how important we were in making their home purchase come together. It is what keeps myself and my team fully engaged in this business. We know we are truly helping people.
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time when you are not helping people with their home loans?
I love playing tennis and recently took on racquetball - lots to learn but really enjoy it! My wife and I ski and snowboard in the winter, often times traveling back to Montana to ski the "cold smoke"
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
My wife and I recently trained our cat, Stanley, how to use a toilet. But no, he cannot flush.

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