Mortgage Reviews

Ditech Mortgage Is Back: Party Like It’s 1995

Ditech Mortgage Is Back: Party Like It’s 1995
May 22, 2014 2 Comments »

Soon you might be seeing advertisements from a brand new mortgage lender. Or rather, one that used to be a huge player, which subsequently disappeared and then rose from the ashes. I’m referring to Ditech Mortgage Corp., known affectionately as ... Read More »

The LendingTree Mortgage Negotiator Makes Home Loan Shopping Anonymous

The LendingTree Mortgage Negotiator Makes Home Loan Shopping Anonymous
August 19, 2013 1 Comment »

Everyone’s heard of the Priceline Negotiator, but what about LendingTree Mortgage Negotiator? I hadn’t heard about it until last week, when a commercial popped up on my television pitching the new system. I love scrutinizing mortgage companies and their products ... Read More »

Is the Wells Fargo Home Rebate Card a Good Deal?

Is the Wells Fargo Home Rebate Card a Good Deal?
June 3, 2013 4 Comments »

Last week, Wells Fargo boasted about its homeowners collectively receiving $50 million in mortgage principal reduction via the Wells Fargo Home Rebate Card Rewards Program since its launch back in 2007. While that sounds pretty nifty, is the program just ... Read More »

Capital One 360 Home Loans Review

Capital One 360 Home Loans Review
March 19, 2013 11 Comments »

In case you hadn’t heard, Capital One purchased ING Direct from Dutch bank ING about a year ago. And just last month, ING Direct formally became “Capital One 360,” a rebranding of sorts to ditch the ubiquitous orange ball for ... Read More »

Freddie Mac HomeSteps Review

Freddie Mac HomeSteps Review
March 4, 2013 No Comments »

In case you weren’t aware, Freddie Mac, along with sister Fannie Mae, acquired a ton of real estate as a result of the ongoing mortgage crisis. And one way Freddie Mac is reducing their inventory of REO is via their ... Read More »

Zillow Now Offers Pre-Foreclosure and Foreclosure Listings for Free

Zillow Now Offers Pre-Foreclosure and Foreclosure Listings for Free
October 25, 2012 No Comments »

If you want to snag a foreclosure property on the cheap, take a look at the new improved Zillow. The real estate listing company announced the launch of its Foreclosure Center today, which includes tutorials, buyer and seller guides, and ... Read More »

Close Your Own Loan Mortgage Review

Close Your Own Loan Mortgage Review
July 3, 2012 7 Comments »

It’s time for another mortgage lender review – this time we’ll look at a seemingly unique company called, “Close Your Own Loan.” At first glance, it sounds like you’ll be doing most of the work, but presumably for a discount. ... Read More »

Discover Home Loans Review

Discover Home Loans Review
June 12, 2012 69 Comments »

Well, it’s official, there’s a new major mortgage player in town. And they go by a familiar name, “Discover Home Loans.” You may have heard a while back that the credit card issuer was getting into the mortgage game, and ... Read More »

Costco Mortgage Review: What Don’t They Do?

Costco Mortgage Review: What Don’t They Do?
April 26, 2012 36 Comments »

Costco, the well-known mega wholesaler that runs a chain of membership warehouses internationally, is rolling out it’s so-called “Mortgage Services” to all customers after a year of initial testing. The company already offers all types of insurance, a co-branded credit ... Read More »

Economic Opportunity Mortgage Review

Economic Opportunity Mortgage Review
April 4, 2012 2 Comments »

It’s time for another mortgage review, this time the “Economic Opportunity Mortgage” from Union Bank. First things first, this mortgage is only available for residents of California, Oregon, and Washington. Additionally, it’s geared toward low- and moderate-income households, so it’s ... Read More »