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.
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Taste of Italy – Tours in Tuscany
Astrid has been in love with in Italy since she spent a year in a cultural exchange program near Venice. She later returned to Florence to study art, design, architecture, and food. During that time she began translating Italian at a culinary school where she was able to combine her love for Italy with her love for food. Astrid has collaborated with food artisans throughout the region-from Tuscany, Sicily, Elba, to Liguria, and Morocco. The brief stay turned into five years Read more →
Are Your Investment Returns As Good As You Think They Are?
When people think about their investment returns, they tend to be happy if their account is up and unhappy if their account is down, provided they are paying attention at all. The relationship with their investment advisor or financial planner tends to follow the same pattern. However, this method of evaluating your returns has you looking in the wrong places for the wrong information. The point of understanding absolute vs. relative returns is to enable you to better evaluate your financial performance and to make Read more →
2015 Man & Woman of the Year
As Michael Knapp’s sister, we were both raised with a desire and a drive to take care of those in need. Sometimes we could help by sharing our peanut butter and jelly sandwich at school with a friend who forgot their lunch, sometimes it was helping out a stray animal, sometimes it was helping a friend move, or giving money to a struggling performing musician, other times it was as simple as supporting a person in need. So when I Read more →
Mortgage Free in 15 Years
Whether refinancing or purchasing a new home, with rates at historical lows it’s worth running the numbers on the 15-year fixed mortgage. The 15-year fixed mortgage, offers a lower rate than the 30-year fixed mortgage with 15 fewer years to pay it off. Payments may be similar or in some cases even lower then the 30 year monthly payment and over the life of the loan you save a substantial amount in mortgage interest costs. With these huge savings a homeowners can Read more →
- FEMA To Allow Superstorm Sandy Victims To Reopen Flood ClaimsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency is allowing more than 140,000 victims to reopen claims if they feel insurance companies short-changed them.
- #MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask: What's driving Detroit's future now?
- Los Angeles City Council Passes $15 Minimum WageThe Los Angeles City Council has passed a $15 minimum wage, which will be phased in over the next several years. The move is upsetting a number of small businesses, especially restaurants.
- Michigan Lawmakers, Industry Executives Debate Film Incentive ProgramIn 2008, Michigan passed the most generous film tax rebate program in the country. The goal was to create a booming film industry, but some studies showed the program costed the taxpayers too much.
- Supreme Court Calls Maryland Income Tax Law 'A Tariff'The court says Maryland unconstitutionally raised the cost of doing business in more than one state, by letting local governments tax money that was earned — and taxed — in other states.
- The Morning After: Lawmakers Vote To Reduce Amtrak FundingIn Philadelphia, an Amtrak train derailed on Tuesday. But in Washington on Wednesday, transportation supporters still could not get the House on track for providing more funding.
- Harriet Tubman Wins Unofficial Contest To Be On $20 BillThe Women on 20s campaign is petitioning President Obama to put the face of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who led others to freedom, on the $20 bill. She edged Eleanor Roosevelt in a close vote.
- You've Saved Money At The Pump. Why Aren't You Spending It?Falling oil prices haven't boosted economic growth as much as expected. That's partly because consumers have chosen to pay down debt and save some of the windfall rather than spend it all.
- Would More Trade Help The Job Market Run Faster Or Trip It Up?Friday's jobs report showed tepid wage growth in April. Hours after its release, President Obama gave a speech arguing that a new trade deal would strengthen the labor market. Opponents disagree.