Welcome to River Capital
“The Northwest’s premier mortgage company”
River Capital is one of the Northwest’s premier mortgage companies. Located in downtown Portland, Oregon, we have established trusted relationships with local chartered banks, wholesale lenders, and private investment portfolios. These relationships allow our firm to facilitate lending in a variety of ways. As both a banker and broker, we provide niche loans, Energy Efficient Mortgages, FHA, VA, Reverse Mortgages as well as the means to accommodate conventional financing. Loans for teachers, police officers, and fire fighters are included in our sphere of specialties.
From Our Newsletter
Pail: Focusing on a specialty market in design
We are pleased to feature our local business partner below… Pail has been serving up a variety of creative graphic design services to its clients for 14 years. It took us a few years to realize that our clients had a commonality. What began in the specialty coffee industry expanded to distilleries and spirits, to bars and restaurants. Sometimes specializing can be a choice and sometimes it’s just the way a business evolves – ours was a little of both. Read more →
You’re Invited Upriver
Please join Michael Knapp & friends for and evening of celebration with good food + wine, good people and a fun(d) raiser for the World Salmon Council. July 24, 2014 – 4-Midnight at The Cleaners – The ACE Hotel. $25 Suggested donation. LINK to OFFICIAL invite Read more →
The Value of Your Brand
We are pleased to feature our local business partner below… We get excited every time there’s an opportunity to discuss branding with our clients, but we also realize that the term can be ambiguous. Let’s talk some basics about brand value. Your brand should do three things for you: 1. It should determine what your customers think and feel about you. 2. It should reflect an organizational promise of who you are. 3. It should differentiate you from your competition. Read more →
Should I Bother With Earthquake Insurance?
We are pleased to feature our local business partner below… Most likely you’ll never need it. But if an earthquake rattles your town, shakes your house and cracks your home’s foundation, you’ll regret not having it. Earthquakes are a real threat. Last week eathquakes damaged homes in the Orange County area of California. They also create risk here in the Northwest. For example, just last month on March 11th Oregon Live had this to report on a Northwest quake. “A Read more →
- It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This TimeAn oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this midterm election cycle, that's not quite right.
- A Mall With Two Minimum WagesThere's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.
- Who's In The Office? The American Workday In One GraphWhat is the typical American workday? We take a look at how working hours change according to job type.
- Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage ReliefA federal program known as HARP could save homeowners who qualify to refinance an average $200 a month. But many who hear about it are suspicious, says Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt.
- If You're Too Sick To Fly, Airlines Might Not Offer A RefundAirlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you're sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?
- Why Restaurant And Hotel Workers May Soon Get A RaiseRestaurants and hotels are posting new job openings faster than they can fill them. This is a promising sign for the economy.
- The Ice Bucket Challenge And Other Good Causes: Do Stars Really Help?When actor Tom Hiddleston and Lady Gaga take the Ice Bucket Challenge, it makes a big splash. But do stars really make a difference in fund-raising and public awareness when they endorse a charity?
- To Fight Inflation, Forget The Barbecue And Just Go For A DriveFood prices are higher at the grocery store this summer, thanks to drought in Texas and California. But at least the drive to the store won't cost as much: Gasoline prices have been falling lately.
- Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And BargainsRetailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.