About Matthew Harestad

With a career history that includes time in the U.S. Navy, broadcast radio and marketing, Matthew is an asset to clients from a variety of different backgrounds. In addition to being a multitalented professional, Matthew is also dedicated to his community. He has been involved with the Oregon Club for years, including a stint as its president, and is also a member of the Rotary Club of Eugene/Springfield. When he’s not at work or volunteering, Matthew enjoys basketball, baseball, hiking, camping, hunting and investing.

Matthew says that “our lives are full of adventure. Have a question? Just ask and we can share our stories while enjoying our beverage of choice.”

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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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