Happy 8th Blogoversary to The Mortgage Porter

Eight years ago today, I published my very first post on this blog. It all began because I was a bit frustrated with the (then) new mortgage originator licensing laws, created from the SAFE Act, having different standards for LO’s based on what type of mortgage institution they worked for. Mortgage loan originators who were employed by banks or credit unions were not held to the same standards, per the SAFE Act, as those who were not employed by a depository institution. Some will argue that this is because banks and credit unions were already regulated…however, one just needs to remember the good ol’ friend of the family to know that those regulations were not enough.

1,798 published posts and 2,295 comments have transpired over the last 8 years.

My blog has brought  many wonderful clients to me, evolving into a significant source of my business. It has also generated many opportunities that I don’t believe I would have without it, including news media interviews and participating on panels about the mortgage industry and/or social media.

Last month, my blog was a finalist in two categories at the Washington Association of Mortgage Professional’s Leadership and Humanitarian Awards.

Thank you for reading, commenting and sharing my posts.  I simply cannot fathom being a mortgage originator without my blog. I look forward to writing more.

Happy Blogoversary, Mortgage Porter!



  1. Congrats on 8 wonderful years!
    Here’s to many many more!

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