All posts by Colin Robertson

A Look Inside the Books of Rocket Companies, Inc.

A Look Inside the Books of Rocket Companies, Inc.
July 8, 2020 No Comments »

Thanks to a newly released SEC Form S-1 associated with their upcoming initial public offering (IPO), we now know a lot more about closely held Quicken Loans, aka Rocket Mortgage, aka “Rocket Companies, Inc.” The company, which bills itself as ... Read More »

Now Home Prices Are Expected to Fall By 2021 Thanks to COVID-19

Now Home Prices Are Expected to Fall By 2021 Thanks to COVID-19
July 7, 2020 No Comments »

While the housing market has been coming up roses lately, even in the face of COVID-19, it might turn out to be a short-lived affair as widespread unemployment takes hold. A new report from CoreLogic today revealed that despite a ... Read More »

The Top 25 Mortgage Lenders of 2019

The Top 25 Mortgage Lenders of 2019
June 30, 2020 No Comments »

If you’re curious which mortgage lender closed the most home loans in 2019, I’ve got your answer. You probably already guessed it was Detroit, Michigan-based Quicken Loans, which also led on total dollar amount in recent quarters. But if you ... Read More »

Are Mortgage Points Worth the Cost?

Are Mortgage Points Worth the Cost?
June 29, 2020 No Comments »

Mortgage Q&A: “Are mortgage points worth it?” When taking out a mortgage, whether for a new home purchase or to refinance an existing loan, one decision you’ll undoubtedly have to make is if it’s worth paying mortgage points to obtain ... Read More »

Record Number of Home Buyers Searching Outside Their Own City as Properties Fly Off the Shelf

Record Number of Home Buyers Searching Outside Their Own City as Properties Fly Off the Shelf
June 25, 2020 No Comments »

After some uncertain months while COVID-19 first emerged, home buying has become hot again. Super-hot. In fact, homes are being scooped up at the fastest pace in more than two years, per Zillow. Homes Are Going Pending Fast Homes went ... Read More »

Veterans Can Now Get Rates as Low as 2.25% on a 30-Year Fixed Mortgage

Veterans Can Now Get Rates as Low as 2.25% on a 30-Year Fixed Mortgage
June 24, 2020 No Comments »

It seems mortgage rates keep moving lower and lower, and now some veterans and active duty military might be able to snag a 30-year fixed as low as 2.25%! That’s pretty unheard of. While it sounds too good to be ... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Should Be Lower, Here’s Why They Aren’t

Mortgage Rates Should Be Lower, Here’s Why They Aren’t
June 23, 2020 No Comments »

You’re probably pretty stoked about the record low mortgage rates currently available with most banks and lenders nationwide. What’s not to like about an interest rate at or below 3% that is fixed for the next 30 years? While that’s ... Read More »

Alterra Home Loans Review: One of the Largest Hispanic-Owned Mortgage Companies

Alterra Home Loans Review: One of the Largest Hispanic-Owned Mortgage Companies
June 23, 2020 No Comments »

Today we’ll take a look at Alterra Home Loans, which is a DBA of Panorama Mortgage Group, LLC based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. What makes them unique is that they’re 100% Hispanic-owned and one of the largest Hispanic-owned mortgage ... Read More »

COVID-19 May Have Just Been a Speed Bump for Surging Housing Market

COVID-19 May Have Just Been a Speed Bump for Surging Housing Market
June 22, 2020 No Comments »

We’re starting to get a better picture of how COVID-19 affected the housing market, with the National Association of Realtors’ existing-home sales report showing a big drop in May. It’s based on completed transactions, including both single-family homes and condos/townhomes, ... Read More »