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Michael Leash

Loan Officer

5400 Meadows Rd., Suite 120, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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The Columbia Gorge Mortgage Team at Guild Mortgage Company is an innovative full-service mortgage lender. We are committed to building relationships with our customers that bring real value to their lives, while reducing the stress of the mortgage process. We are home financing experts dedicated to helping our clients find the loan that best suits their needs.

We also believe that our customer's financial security and personal privacy is a top priority. We demonstrate that we care about their financial goals by providing products and solutions to meet their personal and business needs.

Michael has over 20-years of professional experience working for Top Fortune 500 companies with more than a Billion Dollars in business transactions. During his career, he has managed Finance, Sales, Marketing and is skilled in developing strategic plans for businesses and individuals to help them achieve their short and long-term goals.

As the only Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist in The Gorge, Michael has demonstrated financial knowledge and expertise regarding the tax and financial planning implications of various mortgage & real estate investment strategies.

With a life-long connection to the Columbia Gorge and 4-generations of family from the area, being part of the community is important. As well, Michael likes giving back to the community through fund raising for charity events and his Free Child Safety & DNA Kit program.

You can reach us through any of our local phone numbers:

  • The Dalles 541.298.8326
  • Hood River 541.386.8326
  • Bingen / White Salmon 509.493.8326

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We have loan options to fit every situation, from down payment assistance programs for first-time homebuyers to government-sponsored programs for military families and rural residents or jumbo loans in high-cost markets.

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ashley m
Jan 05, 2023

Michael Leash was an excellent asset to work both my home loans with. Friendly, kind, and super quick.
Feb 16, 2023

Michael is great to work with. I've closed three loans with him and always appreciate his knowledge and willingness to look into loan products that will best suit my situation. Thank you for your help!
Sarah G
Nov 19, 2022

Michael is great to work with. I've closed three loans with him and always appreciate his knowledge and willingness to look into loan products that will best suit my situation. Thank you for your help!
Feb 16, 2023

Michael Leash is without a doubt the most effective mortgage professional I have ever worked with. I was in the process on a mortgage loan with my credit union and decided I needed a second opinion. I was fortunate to get Michael on the phone and he answered any and all questions I had about the information I was getting from the credit union. After multiple calls it was clear that Michael Leash was far more knowledgeable than anyone I was speaking with and I quickly changed direction and went with Guild Mortgage for my loan and never looked back. He has helped me maximize my use of equity to handle financial challenges alerted me to opportunities for better rates and always with honesty and professionalism.
Feb 16, 2023

Great service and follow up
Feb 16, 2023

I have refinanced my home with Michael Leash twice. Both time the process was fast and very easy. Michael knows what he is doing. I couldn't recommend him enough.

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NMLS ID #478152
I am authorized to do business in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. AZ BK#0018883; AZ BKBR# 0117159; AZ LO Lic.# 1020073; Licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act; Branch NMLS ID 328603; NV Mortgage Company #1141; OR ML-176;

Attn: Texas Applicants:
Consumers wishing to file a complaint against a company or a residential mortgage loan originator should complete and send a complaint form to the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, 2601 North Lamar, Suite 201, Austin, Texas 78705. Complaint forms and instructions may be obtained from the Department’s website at A toll-free consumer hotline is available at 1-877-276-5550.

The Department maintains a recovery fund to make payments of certain actual out of pocket damages sustained by borrowers caused by acts of licensed residential mortgage loan originators. A written application for reimbursement from the recovery fund must be filed with and investigated by the Department prior to the payment of a claim. For more information about the recovery fund, please consult the Department’s website at