Local Partners in Baker & Grant Counties

Here’s a list of local partners in Baker and Grant County Realtors with John J Howard & Associates.   


Local Partners in Baker & Grant Counties – Lenders 

The local partners in Baker & Grant Counties of lenders that live and work in our community can be of great assistant to you.  It’s most important to have a pre-approval letter from them when making an offer.  This shows the seller that you have done your homework and you are qualified to purchase the home.  It doesn’t take too long to do it either.  If your credit score is lower than what you thought it is, they can help give you advice to improve your score to get a better interest rate.  The better your credit score, the better interest rate you will have.  Check out our local partners.

Fairway Mortgage of La Grande:

Teri Champlin: Contact info 541-805-8659

Allied Mortgage:

Michelle Fiala: Baker City: Contact info is 541-524-7642

Local Insurance Agents: 

When purchasing a home your lender will visit with you about getting an insurance binder (home insurance) for the home that you are purchasing.  An insurance binder will be needed at closing for your lender.  Here’s a few lenders. Local partners in Baker & Grant Counties

State Farm Insurance

Gregg Hinrichsen

1722 Campbell St

Baker City, OR 97814



Country Financial Insurance

Cindy Endicot

2193 Main

Baker City, OR 97814


Bisnett Insurance


Home Inspectors 

After your offer has been accepted by the Seller, it is recommended to have the home inspected by a professional Inspector.  Normally you have done within 10 or 12 business days after offer has been accepted by the parties.  The inspection takes about 3 to 4 hours, depending on the size of the home.  It’s recommended that you attend the inspection with the inspector if they are ok with it.  Some inspectors like to have the home to themselves during the inspections.  Our local partners in Baker and Grant Counties.

Ralph Eckis of Pillar to Post – Contact info is 541-969-2052

Logan Jones of J L Inspections – Contact info is 541-910-4264

Fred Woodard of Adept Inspections – Contact info is 541-519-1498

Doug Elliott of Eagle Cap Inspections LLC – Contact info is 541-910-8778


City Contacts:

Our local partners in city governments are needed to transfer city water services.   Here’s a list of contacts in the communities in Eastern Oregon.

Baker City: 541-523-6541

Richland: 541-893-6267

Haines: 541-856-3366

Richland: 541-893-6141

Halfway: 541-742-4741

Sumpter: 541-894-2314

John Day: 541-575-0028

Prairie City: 541-820-3605

Canyon City: 541-575-0509

North Powder: 541-898-2185

Mt Vernon: 541-932-4688

Dayville: 541-987-2188

Long Creek: 541-421-3601

Utilities Contacts:

Another step in the closing process is transferring utilities in your name or out of your name.  It’s very easy to miss this part in the purchasing or selling process and gets over looked quite often.

Cascade Natural Gas services Baker County:

Contact info is 888-522-1130

OTEC is the Electrical provider:

Contact is 541-523-3616 for Baker county

Contact is 541-575-0161 in John Day

Internet Providers:

Oregon Wireless: contact 541-568-2000

EONI: Contact 541-962-7873

Frontier: 800-921-8101

Charter: 877-840-9914

Area Schools:


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