About Rhonda Porter


Rhonda began blogging in late 2006 after watching a news report involving a local case of mortgage fraud and hearing the reporting misstate facts about the licensing of mortgage originators. She feels there is plenty to write about to help consumers learn more about their mortgage and the process of buying a home. She also likes to provide practical financial advice and to write about her Seattle community.

Bob, Marilyn and John Porter

She started her mortgage career at Mortgage Master Service Corporation (NMLS #40445) on April 1, 2000. Mortgage Master Service Corporation was owned by the Porter family (yes, her in-laws) and helped Puget Sound area homeowners since 1976. After many years of service, our family owned and operated company is winding down. On October 31, 2022, joined New American Funding (NMLS #6606) as a Licensed Loan Officer (MLO-121324).

Rhonda began her career in real estate in 1986 in the title and escrow industry. Her Da1_2background in the title and escrow industry have provided Rhonda with an invaluable perspective and has impacted Rhonda’s business tremendously. It is crucial for her clients to be as happy with her from start to finish and to always understand what is happening throughout the transaction.

Rhonda has been interviewed by the Seattle PI, Seattle Times, the Associated Press, NPR, Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, New York Times, Trulia, Inman News, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine to name a few. She also teaches mortgage and real estate professionals the benefits of being transparent in business by using various forms of social media. She has been recognized by her peers and has been a finalist at the Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals Leadership Awards, four consecutive years.  Rhonda was honored as one of the top 12 women real estate bloggers in 2007 by Sellsius and PA060122 had several of her posts win the 2007 Magnificent 7 Consumer Articles. The Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals presented Rhonda the 2009 Jim Fitzgerald Distinguished Service Award and the Seattle Weekly named Rhonda 2009’s Seattle’s Best Mortgage Broker on Twitter. Inman News deemed her as one of Real Estate’s Top 50 Most Influential Online 2009. She  has been recognized by National Mortgage Professional’s Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals three consecutive years. She was a speaker at the 2012 and 2011 Mortgage Tech Summit and was a panelist at the Lusk Center for Real Estate at USC for a class on mortgage origination. She’s been a panelist at RE Blogworld, Seattle Raincamp and at the Seattle King County Association of Realtors on social media. Rhonda is an NMLS licensed Loan Originator MLO-121324.

Rooster of the Sea

Rhonda also enjoys painting and actually had one of her black velvet paintings on exhibit at Seattle’s 2012 Bumbershoot festival – you can check out her painting blog here. In 2022, she demonstrated her art at the Puyallup Art Walk and recently participated in the Fauntleroy Fine Art and Crafts Show in West Seattle. In addition, Rhonda authors a(neglected) blog Sip-n-Simmer, which is about food, wine and whatever she’s cooking!

On a more personal note…Rhonda and her husband have a busy family life with a consisting of three terrific kids (who have all recently left “the nest”) and their two pets, Rocko and Hitch.

She’s happiest in the kitchen making dinner for her family or working on a painting. Rhonda has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of her life. A majority of her childhood was up in Renton, she now lives in West Seattle. In addition to her family, she enjoys sailing, travel, gardening, reading, vintage autos, photography, painting and wine…and is a huge fan of JP Patches Pal! (RIP JP)

Mortgage Porter Comment Policy

Client Reviews and Testimonials of Rhonda Porter, Licensed Mortgage Originator MLO121324



Redfin’s Open Book

You can also find Rhonda at…

Facebook – profile page… a little more casual

Facebook Profile Page …all about mortgages and real estate in the greater Seattle area.






Reviews (restaurants, bars, local Seattle area businesses, etc): Yelp

Tunes: Blip

Last updated: April 17, 2023