About LaMont Swinson

With a background in banking, marketing and sports, LaMont brings a useful blend of skills to the table. Thanks to his experience as branch manager at a local credit union, LaMont is particularly familiar with personal finance topics and can serve as a helpful partner to his clients. In addition to helping his clients, LaMont enjoys educating kids on personal finance topics, having volunteered at high schools across southwest Oregon as a credit education and financial responsibility speaker.As a former All-American college basketball player and Cascade Conference Player of the Year (2000), LaMont understands the importance of working as part of a team. LaMont has also served as a volunteer assistant basketball coach at Southwestern Oregon Community College, where he also serves on the alumni board and was named Distinguished Alumni of the Year in 2019.

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Avoid the Rental Trap in 2023

If you’re a renter, you likely face an important decision every year: renew your current lease, start a new one, or buy a home. This year is no different. But before you dive too deeply into your options, it helps to understand the true costs of renting moving forward. In the past year, both current…

Ready To Sell? Today’s Housing Supply Gives You Two Opportunities

At first glance, the increase in housing supply compared to last year may not sound like good news for prospective sellers, but it actually gives you two key opportunities in today’s housing market. An article from Calculated Risk helps put the inventory gains the market has seen in 2022 into perspective by comparing it to recent years (see graph below). It…

You May Have More Negotiation Power When You Buy a Home Today

Did the frequency and intensity of bidding wars over the past two years make you put your home search on hold? If so, you should know the hyper competitive market has cooled this year as buyer demand has moderated and housing supply has grown. Those two factors combined mean you may see less competition from other buyers. And with…

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