“Another excellent experience with Aaron and his team. This is our second refinance with Aaron, and again, he truly made the process simple, clear, and easy to follow. Aaron continues to update you from start to finish, he keeps you informed of what is happening, and what to expect next. Aaron has tremendous mortgage experience, and outstanding communication skills, which creates an environment of trust and confidence. Aaron does an excellent job of supporting you through the entire process, a true professional, with outstanding customer service. Aaron went out of his way to accommodate our very busy schedule, we appreciated it. We highly recommend him!”

-Michael K.

“Aaron has been nothing short of a dream to work with on the purchases and refinancing of our homes. He is a true professional in the sense that he keeps sensitive information confidential, provides fantastic advice, and makes a complicated process feel simple. I appreciate his organized approach to gathering all the necessary documentation, making it clear as to what is needed, and how best to get it to his office. Above all, Aaron treats his clients like they are his top priority. He is quick to return phone calls or emails, answer any questions, and is in constant communication throughout the process. He has proven to be extremely confident and competent in his job, covering every last detail, so I always feel safe in these large “life event” moments. I cannot recommend Aaron highly enough.”

-Meagan K.

“Aaron has helped me with 3 transactions since I moved to the Portland area. I can’t say enough about his knowledge and communication skills in mortgage lending. I would refer Aaron to anyone without hesitation.”

-Sylvia S.

“Aaron was very professional, courteous, and timely. He answered any and all questions quickly and made our experience pain free. I highly recommend Aaron for your loan needs.”

-Mike F.

“Aaron did an outstanding job securing our loan. He is the best broker I have ever worked with. Throughout the process he ensured we were getting the best rate and were fully informed throughout the process. He made the whole process so easy.”

-Chris R.

“My family and I have used Aaron several times in the last 7+ years. He has always given us prompt, honest, fast, and professional service! Aaron has never lead us on, nor let us down.  He gives you the facts,
explains the current mortgage market and helps you make an informed decision regarding your loan options.  We highly recommend Aaron for all your mortgage needs!”

-Nick M.

“Working with Aaron was a dream. My husband and I are self-employed. He didn't give us a hard time about that like some other lenders/brokers we talked to which was a huge win for us. The ease and organization Aaron brought to our home buying process was pivotal in us moving fast on our final offer. He worked great with our agent and was always so available and fun to talk with. Can't recommend enough. ”

-Katie S.

“I have been doing mortgage business with Aaron Johnston for many years. He first gained our business on a re-finance of our primary home and since then he has completed another re-finance and 6 new mortgage loans on investment properties. He is the reason I keep coming back and the reason I am with Cherry Creek after the purchase from Mortgage Trust. Thank you!”

-Steve B. 

“Aaron has provided financing and refinancing for me 4 or 5 times at least. He is responsive, inventive, and efficient at his job, as well as extremely knowledgeable about the mortgage business. I always get a full explanation for any questions I have about different aspects of the process, closing costs, etc., and I always feel like the process is completely transparent from start to finish, and that I'm getting a good deal as well as good service.”

-Brian M.

“Aaron was fantastic to work with. He went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of in buying my first home. I would highly recommend him for home buyers at any stage.”


“We have worked with Aaron twice now, on our first home purchase and then subsequently on a refinance. Both times he made things so simple and easy that the typical stress of dealing with mortgage issues simply faded away. He gave us several options on how we could work interest rates and up-front costs so that in the end we were totally clear and comfortable with what we were agreeing to. He also made sure to clearly explain everything in understandable terms, so that it never felt like the process was too complicated for us to get a handle on. We will absolutely look to Aaron again if we need mortgage services in the future.”

-Dane R.

“We've gone through 2 refis with Aaron and he's been a great adviser for us. Our first was a traditional refi for a lower rate, the second also involved a home equity line of credit, which we used to add 550 sq ft onto our house, followed by a refi to consolidate the HELOC w/ our primary mortgage. Aaron provided sound advice, was always available to answer questions, and he helped us navigate some tricky construction timelines to ensure the loan closed on the exact day we needed it to. We highly recommend every time we get the chance.”


“Aaron was and absolute pleasure to work with! We met him through a real estate agent, and although we switched to a new agent Aaron stuck with us and we couldn't be more grateful. He met with us to give a thorough overview of what to expect, and what services he would provide. When we needed numbers ran he got back to us incredibly fast, even on weekends. Having that level of responsiveness when crafting an offer in the Portland market was invaluable. He even took steps to prepare as many things in advance as he could, and noted those steps in our pre-approval letter, which showed sellers we were ready to go. In the end we got a great house and a great loan, and he even sent us a congratulatory bottle of wine after closing. I couldn't ask for anything more. Aaron and Mortgage Trust were terrific to work with and made the process of buying our first home much less stressful than I imagine it would have been if we went with a big bank.”

-Zach G.