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    Jan 24, 2019
  • Mobile Security Tips to Keep Your Device on Lock Down

    Modern mobile devices can make you feel like you have the world at your fingertips! However, as our use of mobile technology increases, so do the vulnerabilities of the personal information stored on those devices.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • Fourth Annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive Sets New Fundraising Record!

    Thank you to our clients, employees and community partners for making our fourth annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive a success! All of the generous donations are being distributed to over 50 nonprofit organizations whose mission is to provide support and essential resources to our neighbors in need during the cold and wet winter season.

  • Dec 28, 2018
  • 9 Perks of Being a Veteran When It Comes to Loans

    Being a current or former serviceman or woman has its perks. When it comes to buying a new home, access to Veterans Administration (VA) loans is high on the list. These government-backed loans often offer a lot to the people who protect and serve. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of a VA loan.

  • Dec 26, 2018
  • Meet the VA Specialist: Kim Grayson

    At Columbia Bank, we have lenders that develop a deep expertise in their field. Loan Officer Kim Grayson is one of those as she’s helped numerous military families across the Northwest find a new home.

  • Dec 21, 2018
  • Financial Checklist for First-Time Military Home Buyers

    Buying a first home is exciting, but it can present plenty of challenges. We’re here to help you get safely through the gauntlet of what we call the three P’s of home buying: process, practicality and paperwork. To make it easier, we’ve compiled a checklist of how to prepare financially so you can live the home ownership dream.

  • Dec 20, 2018
  • Warm Hearts Partner Spotlight: Capital Press

    With more people struggling with homelessness than ever throughout the Northwest, it is vital for local businesses to step in and provide support. One such business is Capital Press of Salem, Oregon. This winter, The Capital Press became a $5,000 sponsor of Columbia Bank’s Warm Hearts Winter Drive to help rally support for our neighbors in need.

  • Dec 19, 2018
  • Real Estate Trends to Know Before Upsizing

    In the real estate market, inventory in many locations is up, but so are interest rates and prices. For those considering moving to a bigger home, here’s what that means for your search.

  • Dec 18, 2018
  • Homelessness: Working Together to Solve One of Portland’s Biggest Issues

    Portland is known regionally, nationally and even internationally for many wonderful attributes. Our quirky and fun culture, our world-class restaurants, “foodie” lifestyle and breathtaking scenery, just to name a few.

  • Dec 17, 2018
  • Moving On Up: The Options and Challenges Awaiting You

    It can be tough to make decisions about whether you should move into a bigger place or refinance and remodel the home you already have. To help figure out your options, take a look at the story of Maria and Carl.

  • Dec 14, 2018
  • 5 Myths About Upsizing Your Home

    Sometimes you have to say goodbye to the home that’s meant so much to you and your family, and say hello to a new place that gives you what your old place couldn’t. If you’re facing this bittersweet transition, you’ll want to separate myth from reality as your take the next steps toward your new home. Here are the five financial myths to educate yourself on before upsizing.

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