James Sands

Owner / Mortgage Advisor
(503) 608-2178
NMLS #1566454


“Doing the right thing is always the right thing.”

Not only does this philosophy benefit our wonderful clients it also helps the reputation of DC Lending and our long term growth. I will always have my clients best interest in mind even if it means making the more difficult decision and taking the harder path.

Q&A with James

Where is your favorite place in town to eat, and what do you get there?
I really love Bend Brewing Company, it was one of the first restaurants my wife and I visited when we decided to make the move to Bend so it will always be sentimental. I enjoy the view of the river and atmosphere as well. As far as what I get there, it’s different every time!

Who is your hero, and why?
Woah – big question. My hero is always changing, I’ve had many throughout my life. At this stage I would say my hero is my future self, there’s the highest idea of how I’d like to show up in the world and how I’d like to treat people and give back to the community that I’m always striving to embody. Hopefully one day I can say my hero is me! Until then, character traits that I find heroic are conviction, fearlessness, resilience, a wide open mind, nimbleness, and the ability to love unconditionally.

What draws you to the lending industry?
When I was 22 I day dreamt about having a career where I could help people, set my own schedule, make a valuable impact, and be compensated based on results, rather than the time. What I love about the mortgage industry is it’s what you make it. DC stands for Dream Creation, by starting this business I was able to create and live my dream. When clients are on Zillow dreaming about the perfect home for their family, I’m honored to be able to help make it a reality. Building DC’s team of loan officers who are dreaming about a new career path and being able to help them achieve success is incredibly fulfilling for me. It’s more than mortgages, the lending industry allows me to help people achieve their dreams!

What does your dream Saturday look like?
Family adventures are how I love to spend my weekends. Any time we load up the SUV and head somewhere to have fun in the snow, on the water, in the forest, or on a racetrack I’m a happy guy!

“DC Lending ROCKS!!! We were able to compete against 6 other offers, including 2 cash!! Unbelievable! Amazingly hard work from James and Taylor helped us clear to close in 7 days!! Thank you for your professionalism, expertise and efficiency! Our family is so very grateful!” – Jane