All posts by Colin Robertson

Compass Launches Bridge Loan Services to Close Gap Between Selling and Buying a Home

Compass Launches Bridge Loan Services to Close Gap Between Selling and Buying a Home
October 23, 2019 No Comments »

Real estate brokerage Compass has launched a unique new offering known as “Compass Bridge Loan Services” that solves the buy before you sell conundrum. Many existing homeowners buy replacement properties when selling their current ones, but it can be tricky ... Read More »

Should I Use an iBuyer to Sell My Home?

Should I Use an iBuyer to Sell My Home?
October 17, 2019 No Comments »

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you’ve got a lot of options. It’s not 2012 anymore, when you simply enlisted the services of a real estate agent and went on about your day. Or bravely went down the for-sale-by-owner ... Read More »

If You Took Out a VA Loan in the Past 20 Years, Look Out for a Possible Refund

If You Took Out a VA Loan in the Past 20 Years, Look Out for a Possible Refund
October 10, 2019 No Comments »

Over the past few years, VA loans have been at the center of controversies related to loan churning and high prepayment speeds. In short, some veterans were refinancing their home loans at a very aggressive pace, whether beneficial to them ... Read More »

Curbio Review: Renovate Today, Pay When You Sell

Curbio Review: Renovate Today, Pay When You Sell
October 9, 2019 No Comments »

A startup named Curbio wants to help homeowners sell for more by improving their properties before they go to market. The twist is that the homeowner doesn’t have to pay for the renovations until settlement, meaning cash on hand isn’t ... Read More »

2012 Was a Really Good Year to Buy a Home

2012 Was a Really Good Year to Buy a Home
September 26, 2019 No Comments »

A new report from Redfin revealed 2012 was an absolutely fantastic time to purchase a home. Collectively, that crop of home buyers earned $203 billion in equity since their well-timed purchases, with the median homeowner having gained 261%, or $141,000. ... Read More »

The Number One Reason Mortgages Were Denied in 2018

The Number One Reason Mortgages Were Denied in 2018
September 26, 2019 No Comments »

Hint: It wasn’t because of a low credit score. Some say a mortgage (homeownership) is a privilege, not a right. In other words, you have to display some financial responsibility in order to obtain one. After all, a bank is ... Read More »

Blend Launches One Tap Pre-Approvals for Mortgages

Blend Launches One Tap Pre-Approvals for Mortgages
September 25, 2019 No Comments »

The thing about mortgages is they continue to be difficult to obtain relative to just about everything else out there. Today, it’s easy to buy anything with the literal click of a button, whether it’s a new pair of shoes, ... Read More »

20-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgages: Get a Lower Rate?

20-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgages: Get a Lower Rate?
September 19, 2019 No Comments »

It’s time for a new mortgage match-up. Since paying down the mortgage early seems to be so en vogue these days, it makes sense to compare “20-year mortgages vs. 30-year mortgages.” The most common type of mortgage is the 30-year ... Read More »

Borrowers with Low Credit Scores Should Shop Their Mortgage More

Borrowers with Low Credit Scores Should Shop Their Mortgage More
September 18, 2019 No Comments »

Most people don’t bother shopping around for their mortgage, despite the tremendous potential savings involved. In fact, nearly half of consumers only bother obtaining a single mortgage rate quote. It’s understandable since it’s certainly not any fun calling a bank ... Read More »