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Meet YourLoan OfficerJohn Berglund

Professionally, I’m a highly successful strategic planner with expertise in creating vision, defining mission, aligning strategic themes and identifying prioritized initiatives. I’m skilled at beginning with the end-goal of creating highly satisfied customers and then reverse engineering the best way to deliver customer experiences that exceeds expectations. I understand the need to view each opportunity through the lens of capacity, process, customer + stakeholders and financial expectations. I'm an accomplished leader with the privilege of providing sales and operations management to teams with up to 21 direct reports and P&L sales ownership of over $450 million.

I’ve been providing superior customer service in our community for over 30 years. I’m now aligning with Fairway's First Team at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. Our Core Values: 1. Humility First 2. Foster Growth & Knowledge 3. HAVE FUN! 4. Create an amazing experience for you 5. Speed to Respond 6. SEEK WISE COUNSEL 7. Respect, Listen and Stay Balanced 8. COMMITTED to Serve 9. Consistent, Honest Communication 10. Family Focused Loving – and celebrating – where you live is simple, and your mortgage should be too.

I’m here to guide you through the home financing process with a personal touch that’s backed by 25-years of experience in helping home buyers – and home owners – find the right mortgage for their needs.

Personally, I’ve lived in the Portland/Vancouver area for more than 50 years and take pride in the little that I’ve been able to do as a past board member (lead efforts to raise over $2 million) to give back to the families that have benefited from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates – for Children).

Today, my wife DeeAnne and I live in Vancouver, Washington and Surprise, Arizona. Plus, our son Tyler lives in Camas, Washington. We continue to serve others in our community through our work and our church. I appreciate any opportunity to help households with making educated decisions about residential real estate finance.

Specialties: Mortgage planning, Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), Retirement Mortgage Specialist, and education.

Based in Vancouver, WA


What Fairway customers are saying *

My wife and I really appreciated the huge financial help from Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. Our lives have been better than before. Thank you again.

Donald Y.

Fairway was always professional, expedient, and truthful about the process of obtaining a reverse mortgage loan. No part of the process was concealed or confusing. It was a pleasure to work with Fairway and its representative.

Sandra H.

This is an invaluable loan for seniors. The staff was terrific helping us navigate through the process and explaining the benefits this provides.

Gwen R.

What is a Reverse Mortgage Loan?

A reverse mortgage is a unique loan that allows those 62 years of age and older to convert a portion of the equity they have built up in their homes into cash and defer repayment until they pass away or move out. The loan can provide you with cash that you can use now, help you develop a line of credit, and more, giving you more financial flexibility in retirement.

Benefits of A Reverse Mortgage

There are many incredible benefits to this unique loan, and it can be a great way way for you to feel secure in your retirement and provide you with the financial freedom you are looking for.


  • No monthly mortgage payments except for taxes, insurance, and maintenance
  • Growing line of credit (applies to unused funds)
  • Increased discretionary cash flow
  • Can sell YOUR home at any time
  • Does not require payment until last living borrower permanently leaves the home
  • Bridge the medicare gap
  • Increase your purchasing power

Benefits of working with a Fairway loan officer in Vancouver, WA

We Deliver On Customer Service

Our customers experience some of the fastest turn times in the industry. The Fairway reverse mortgage loan process is designed to exceed expectations, provide satisfaction and earn your trust.

Specialized Training

Each Fairway loan officer is required to attend live training classes before he or she can originate a reverse mortgage loan. Our Reverse mortgage planners have access to a dedicated support staff and ongoing weekly educational training calls.

National In-Person Appointments

Fairway has offices located nationwide with trained reverse mortgage planners, giving us the ability to meet with you in a face-to-face setting.

Who We Serve


You invested so much into your home and future, and retirement is meant to be a time where you can reap those benefits. With a reverse mortgage, Fairway can help you convert the equity in your home into useable, nearly tax-free funds.

Financial Advisors

With Fairway Mortgage, we can help your clients secure smart financial decisions when it comes to reverse mortgages and their retirement planning. We are proud to be a trusted resource for financial advisors and their senior clients.


The Fairway team is proud to be the top reverse mortgage partners for Realtors. With our years of experience, we will be there every step along the way, from the vital pre-approval process to a smooth, surprise-free closing.

Reverse Mortgage Resources

The Fairway team wants you to have convenient access to all of the details you need regarding reverse mortgages and has prepared a variety of resources that can help you along your planning journey.

Calculate Your Reverse Mortgage

Reverse Mortgage Myths & Facts

Reverse Mortgage Brochure

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