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Plum Tree was a pleasure to work with.  The entire process ran smoothly and all of our questions were responded to quickly.  Plum Tree was able to get us a better interest rate at a reasonable price.  We definitely recommend them!
Michele Goodman & Eric Wan, Portland, Oregon

I searched on Google for a mortgage broker in the Portland area because my wife and I were considering a refinance. Josh was one of the first names that came up, so I gave him a call. He was honest, straightforward, and realistic. He was happy to spend time explaining my options. He was extremely responsive to my calls and emails, and he delivered on what he promised. He even met me at his office on a Sunday afternoon because I felt it was urgent to walk through some things with him. When it was all said and done, we actually didnít end up refinancing. Even after the hours he had spent with me, he was gracious and understanding. If you are having trouble sifting through the hundreds of mortgage broker options in Portland, and if you are looking for someone who is interested in helping you get what you want and not just what will be best for him or her, you should call Josh Leake. Heíll help you out.
Jon P., Portland, Oregon

One very satisfied customer.....I can't say enough when it comes to Josh and his employees. I was able to complete the majority of my loan via email. With my hectic work schedule and living in a rural town about an hour from Portland I was not able to meet with Josh to discuss the process. He made it very easy for me. I provided all the information he needed via the computer and fax machine. He and his staff were prompt at getting back to me. Within a day, I had questions answered, and he was able to get what he needed from me. He and his staff made this entire process painless. They are professional, prompt, personal and accurate. I would highly recommend Plum Tree Mortgage to anyone desiring to refinance or finance a new home. They will definitely take care of you.
Laura, Forest Grove, Oregon

I really appreciated the diligence of the Plum Tree team in making sure that everything went through without a hitch on my refinance. Josh was able to get me a much lower rate than I had expected. He obviously understands "customer service", something that can be rare to find these days. This is truly a professional group that I would not hesitate to recommend to others.
David P., Lake Oswego, Oregon

I was shopping around for a broker to refinance my interest only loan and Josh helped me get the best rate I have ever seen and made the process seemless.
Megan Kahrs, Portland Oregon

Josh, I wanted to write you and tell you how wonderful Sara & I feel being in our new home. We both thought at first that this was going to be a crazy process but turned out to be quite easy. The easy part was working with you and your staff. This endeavor is daunting to begin with, but you all made the process of buying a home a lot less frustrating. Your experience in this field Josh put me at ease through the tough parts of waiting for the home to close. You were very kind to be with me during closing and we both enjoyed the bottle of wine that you bought us. I canít thank you enough for being there every step of the way!! Please feel free to stop over and check out what we do with the place. Thanks again Josh for all your hard work and time.
Jeff & Sara Bergadine, Portland Oregon

Great! Thanks again Josh! Excellent service and a great result. We appreciate it!
Roshan & Nikki Patel, Portland Oregon

I just wanted to thank Josh in the Pearl District office in Portland Oregon for helping me. Everything you advised me to do was right on. To help me through the mess, even after the loan had closed, was beyond the call of duty. I'll certainly pass your name along to anyone in search of a mortgage.
Marc Bartlett, Portland Oregon

I called Josh to discuss refinancing and to see if the new rates would benefit me. After talking with Josh, he recommended another option for my situation that I hadn't thought of before, ďdonít refinance.Ē His honesty meant that he didn't get my business and I really appreciated that he was looking out for my best interest, even though he had never even met me.
Lisa Waite, Portland Oregon

Josh, It was a pleasure working with you. My wife and I appreciated your constant attention to our transaction, and your availability at all times to answer questions. Best wishes.
Mel Gurtov, Portland Oregon

Thank you so much for pulling the deal off the deal of the century. I know that we drove you nuts, but at the end of the day, you made our dream house possible. We appreciate your willingness to really dig to make it happen and we'll definately recommend you to everyone we know! Thanks again!
Kendall & Michele, Portland Oregon

When we decided to take the plunge and purchase a beach house, we had to quickly find financing which would work for our situation. The consultants at Plum Tree Mortgage provided us with excellent service. They helped us understand all of the options available and provided us with several loan terms and interest rates to choose from. Once we told them our needs and gave them our information, they handled all of the paperwork efficiently and correctly. The team at Plum Tree really went the extra mile to make this the easiest real estate loan transaction possible.
Chris & Barb, Beaverton Oregon

Josh's commitment to providing great service does not end at the closing date. When the time came for me to delete mortgage insurance two years later, Josh was willing to help in any way he could -- including calling the lender himself. You can't ask for more than that.
Graham Fisher, Portland Oregon

The perception that shopping for and buying a mortgage is a highly commoditized experience is shattered by Josh Leake at PlumTree. The communication and organization demonstrated by Josh on our complex transaction ensured that all parties involved were kept up to date on all aspects as they developed. Our transaction was being done outside Portland and our realtor, attorney and closing agent were not familiar with Plum Tree. After working with Josh they continually commented on how impressed they were with him compared to their other local experiences. We found the best rate, terms and most of all SERVICE from Plum Tree Ė we would highly recommend them to our friends and family - I bet everyone involved in our transaction will as well.
Patrick and Sarah Ream, Spokane, WA

Josh, our loan officer in your Pearl District Branch, is both a personal and pleasant guy and a professional in what he does. Through working with Josh, we learned a great deal about the different loan options that are available and eventually, through informative consultation, choose the loan that matched our needs and wants. We are now in a home we love with a manageable mortgage. We highligh recommend Josh and Plum Tree Mortgage.
Craig and Janique, SE Portland Oregon

Our local bank (in the Pearl District) referred us to Josh. He not only closed quickly, but got us a great rate with low costs. On top of that, he put up with and even responded in a consistent and timely way to lots of nitty gritty questions. Great service with a smile. Bravo Josh (in your Pearl District branch)!
Karen and Larry Kirsch, NW Portland Oregon

We felt that Josh did an excellent job connecting something of importance to us (our home) to the sometimes confusing world of finance. He was a real person and made the transaction simple and understandable. He also went out of his way to accommodate our needs.
Scott & Helen Hays, Oregon City Oregon

We wanted to refinance and found Plum Tree on the internet. They turned out to be close to us -- in the Pearl District of Portland Oregon. They are friendly, honest, humorous and fast. Plum Tree is an excellent business.
Porter & Rose, Portland Oregon

After dealing with a number of mortgage brokers for nearly a month, I was within a day or two from signing with another lender. I was simply tired of losing sleep and patience. My brother recommended that I get in touch with Josh. Talk about being competitive, Josh was able to do what I needed and more. I really put him through the wringer, as far as many changes throughout the process. Josh stuck with me and was able to get my mortgage closed in record time. His patience and dilligence with my transaction is greatly appreciated. I will refer anyone in need of competitive lending to Josh Leake at Plum Tree Mortgage.
K. Hill, Portland Oregon

Josh went out of his way to help us. Great follow-up.
Ed & Beth Kocher, Portland Oregon

As first time home buyers my wife and I felt very comfortable working with Josh and the staff at Plum Tree Mortgage. Their knowledge and experience made the process easy, and we felt very good about the choice we made to use them as our mortgage lender. We will definitely use Plum Tree again in the future. We want to thank Josh and the entire staff at Plum Tree Mortgage's Pearl District branch in Portland, Oregon.
Kelli & Erik Parmele, SE Portland Oregon

Thank you for your professionalism, level head and experienced guidance through this long process. We are very fortunate to have had you on our side.
Raena Mayhew, Portland Oregon

I was so happy to hear someone say our financial problems could be over and that there were options for us. We had been struggling for so long that ever since our first meeting with Josh at Plum Tree's Portland office, my husband and I had an instant feeling of comfort, excitement and most of all relief. Josh was extremely helpful and very honest every step of the way throughout our refinance. My husband and I are a bit naive about loans and Josh explained everything to us step-by-step so we could understand. Our refinance was a piece of cake thanks to Josh. It was a pleasure working with Plum Tree and I would highly recommend Josh Leake and Plum Tree Mortgage to anyone and everyone and I am proud to consider them my mortgage consultants fo life. Thank you.
Dana Estrada, Portland Oregon

The right house happened to fall in our laps within one month of our wedding, Nikki's graduation and the start of her career. Needless to say, I was a little worried about piling the mortgage process on top of that. But Josh, Plum Tree's Portland mortgage consultant, made the process very simple and stress-free. He had the closing papers ready for us when we got home from our honeymoon! Thanks for taking the stress off our shoulders during such a hectic time.
Andy and Nikki Sadowski, Portland Oregon

Josh moved mountains.
Mark Hupp, Portland Oregon

Thanks so much to Josh Leake, in Plum Tree's Portland Pearl District Office, who helped us in the purchase of our first home. Josh was extremely knowledgeable and very receptive to the many questions we asked. He was able to present us with a variety of options, help us pick one that worked best for our specific situation, and get us a great rate. Josh not only navigated the process from start to finish, but he also made sure everything was in order when the sellers requested an earlier closing date. We hope to work with Josh in the future.
Adam Gamboa and Samantha Lebeda, Portland Oregon

I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated all of your help getting my home refinanced. You have provided the best customer service I have received in a long time. Returning my calls promptly. Getting the whole thing done in no time. You're friendly and always curious. Others in your office were also very helpful and kind. With the passing of my husband this was a very difficult time and I was facing so many things all at once. You made this part smooth and quick. I can not tell you how much I was impressed and grateful. If I hear of anyone I will be sure to send them your way.
Claudia Bell, Portland Oregon

Josh -- you really know the meaning of customer service! You have been a pleasure to work with and we can't wait to recommend you to more of our friends and family!
MIchelle and Sean O'Brien, Portland Oregon

Josh went way above and beyond for me and really helped every step of the way!
Darlene Chersky, NW Portland Oregon

We found Josh at a time when we needed to close our loan fast and we were looking for a good rate as well. He came through with both and his service and professionalism left us with no doubt that we had chosen the right person. Thanks for your help Josh!
Josh Post, Pearl District, Portland Oregon

Josh Leake at Plum Tree's Pearl District office was instrumental in finding the mortgage that would work the best for my situation. He was helpful with all of my questions, answering them in a manner that allowed me to understand what I wanted to know, and doing so without making me feel inadequate. I would definately refer Josh to anyone I know. Thank you.
Craig Massey, NE Portland Oregon

Speed and efficiency!
Howard & Doris Bothell, Bothell, Washington
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Easy to work with, provided many options. Very flexible.
David & Melissa Han, Lake Oswego

Plum Tree scoured through hundreds of products to find the perfect loan for my needs. They secured a great rate that was considerably lower than anything else out there.
JD, NW Portland, Oregon (a few blocks north of Pearl District)

Great service and updates!
Ann Manion, Portland, Oregon

Thank you for helping us when our other bank backed out of their loan commitment to us. It was a shock after having everything approved for almost six months and then two weeks before closing to find out they were withdrawing their financing. We are very appreciative that you were able to step up with an identical financing package and do it so quickly that we were able to keep the same closing date. We would certainly recommend you to any friends who were looking for financing.
Bob & Joyce McNiesh, Seattle, Washington

Josh's first quote exceeded our expectations as we had received prior quotes from other mortgage brokers in Portland Oregon. He got the appraisal completed in a very short period of time and though escrow took a while he kept his commitment to the interest rate and extended the lock [for free]. He guided us through emails and telephone calls even after escrow was closed and answered all queries promptly and to our satisfaction. We highly recommend Josh's services to anyone who would like to purchase or refinance their property.
Ziva & Jacob Abraham, Lake Oswego, Oregon

You know what you are doing. You're quick and efficient and easy to work with.
Luke Schroeter, SW Portland, Oregon

Thanks for doing such a good job!
Madeleine Rose, NW Portland, Oregon

Josh gave us lots of options and was fantastic about explaining the pros and cons about each option. Because of that, I have no doubt we made the best decision for our situation. Josh was patient and could explain things to us and I appreciate that. Thanks Josh!
Donna Stiles, NE Portland, Oregon

We were most impressed with the prompt service and relative ease in obtaining a home loan through Plum Tree Mortgage. Our financial needs were met within the time fram prescribed, largely due to the perserverence and diligence displayed by the mortgage broker -- Josh Leake. We were completely satisfied with all aspects of the services provided and would have no reservations, whatsoever, in recommending Plum Tree Mortgage to other potential home buyers.
Susan and Jack Melin, Bend, Oregon

Quick service and good call back!
John & Suzanne Erickson, Oceanside, San Diego California

Josh was very accommodating and east to work with.
Richard Cassar, Clackamas, Oregon

We were only a few days from signing paperwork for a refinance with a nationally known firm when I received a call from Josh. What he had to say was music to my ears. Josh presented a great rate, very reasonable costs, and un expediated timeframe for completing the process. Josh was a pleasure to work with, the refinance was funded in a timely fashion, and I saved a lot of money. I'd highly recommend Josh and Plum Tree Mortgage.
Michael R. Wiltsey, Beaverton, Oregon

I was very frustrated by the time I came to Plum Tree Mortgage. I couldn't understand why I was hitting a brick wall because I wanted to buy a "fixer-upper". Josh was able to examine far more avenues and possibilities than a bank! I am not a corporation or a developer. I just wanted to get this house, and contribute to that neighborhood, and make it a good home. It was straight-forward, and Josh informed me of every step along the way. I will definitely recommend him to my friends.
Kit Thompson, NE Portland, Oregon

Thank you, thank you!! Prior to finding you Josh, every loan agent I dealt with tried to sell me a loan that worked best for them -- repeatedly ignoring my specific requests. Finally I came across your web-site and took a chance at calling you. I am glad I did! You were the only one to accept my terms and needs without any hassle! Thank you for your hard work. Thank you for being a breath of fresh air in this chaotic loan world!
Ragnar Rosinkranz, NW Portland, "The Pearl District", Oregon

Thank you so much for changing the rhythm, picking up the tempo and bringing back the fun and joy of buying our first home. (Note: Glenn and Rebecca had timing problems with another lender...)
Glenn and Rebecca, Portland

Josh was quick and helped me get into my new home with no hassle. He was available at all hours and even came to the signing. He offers "Nordstrom-like" customer service. Thanks.
Julie Almquist, Portland

Josh was always available and he took extra time to explain everything in detail. I appreciate his earnest approach. Thanks Josh.
Jonathan and Lori Mulcare, Portland

Some friends referred us to Josh and he didn't disappoint. He was helpful and accessible throughout the underwriting process, returning our calls promptly and answering all of our questions. He was also FAST (unlike the banks we inquired with) and the fees were reasonable. We managed to knock 23% off our monthly mortgage payment...that's a lot of groceries.
Ron and Nicole, Portland

Our other lender dropped the ball. We almost lost our home. Josh came in and even made our closing date. Thanks for all of your help Josh.
Nick B., Portland

Working with Josh Leake as my broker was painless, educational, simple, cost saving, and rewarding. I would suggest to any home purchaser, first time or not, utilize Mr. Leake's expertise for a smooth home purchase.
Stephen Tromly, Portland

Josh was great. For a first-time home buyer, he was patient and very informative.
Macala Shon, Vancouver, Washington

Josh immediately put my mind at ease when he patiently walked me through the whole complicated process making sure I understood what all the terminology meant and what it all entailed. He kept me informed as we proceeded, he was prompt in returning calls, always patient and courteous. He was professional all the way with just the right amount of personal warmth in his helpfulness. Josh Leake is an excellent Mortgage Broker and we would refer clients to him without hesitation.
Martha and Bert Torson, Portland


 

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