About Rick Gerkman

Rick entered the mortgage industry in 1999 as a loan officer, and has been with Directors Mortgage for the past 17 years. After purchasing his first home in 1988, Rick quickly discovered the numerous benefits of owning real estate. As one of the original employees, Director’s Mortgage was a natural fit for Rick. Rick has always had a passion for helping others, and as a loan officer, he has the unique opportunity to help others achieve their own dreams of homeownership!

Born and raised in Oregon City, Rick has lived in Oregon his entire life. Rick is a proud father of two boys and one dog, Lily Bean. You may have seen Rick on the field or court as he has coached over 50 teams in basketball and baseball in Tigard. When not working or coaching, Rick can be found spending time with his lovely wife, their french bulldog, and friends, cooking, golfing, hiking and spending time outdoors.

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Direct Talks Episode #4 | Navigating Tricky Mortgages w/ Dawn Carter

Senior Mortgage Specialist Dawn Carter (NMLS – 127668) sits down with us to talk about navigating tricky mortgages and finding creative solutions to getting buyers through the home loan process.

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Buying a Rental Property in 2021

Buying a rental property can be a great investment and perhaps even a source of income. A home’s value typically appreciates over time, so in addition to collecting monthly rent payments, you stand to make a profit should you ever decide to sell the property. However, buying a rental property is a major financial (and…

Direct Talks Episode #3 | Understanding Underwriting w/ Scott Hale

Scott Hale, Associate Vice President of Underwriting at Directors Mortgage, sits down to talk mortgage lending guidelines and the underwriting process, along with how buyers can best situate themselves to have their loan approved. Subscribe to Direct Talks: More Than a Mortgage podcast on Apple Podcasts today.

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