About Christian Willford

Christian has more than 20 years of mortgage industry experience, having spent more than half of that time at Directors Mortgage. He prides himself on his ability to build lasting relationships As Christian’s client, you will stay informed and have a great experience as he ensures that your loan closes in a timely manner.

Christian grew up in the Northwest and has lived in Oregon for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Portland State University, where he studied economics. He is close with his family and lives in Portland with his wife and son. In his free time he enjoys surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking and restoring his classic car.

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The 20% Myth: Understanding Down Payments

Most would-be homeowners believe that it’s necessary to pay 20% up front as a down payment when you purchase a home. This would be a major hurdle to homeownership for most people, but the good news is that it isn’t always true. Learn more about the 20% myth so you can better plan to buy…

The Homebuying Process from Beginning to End

Buying a home is the most significant investment most of us will make in our lifetimes. Given this, it may not come as a surprise that the process involved with becoming a homeowner is much more complicated than the everyday purchases we make at the grocery store or even the car dealership. If you’ve never…

What Does a Rate Cut Mean for Mortgages? How to Interpret News Stories About Interest

The Federal Reserve often responds to major economic events by raising or lowering interest rates. While these moves have a big impact on the economy as a whole, they have a different impact on consumers than they do on financial institutions. Learn more about how to interpret interest-focused news stories with this guide. Financial News…

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