All posts by Colin Robertson

Sell Your House or Rent It Out?

Sell Your House or Rent It Out?
October 15, 2018 No Comments »

If you already own some real estate, perhaps a house or a condo, and are looking to move on, you might ask yourself if it’s better to sell it or rent it out. This is an especially pertinent question when ... Read More »

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Mortgage

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Mortgage
October 10, 2018 No Comments »

You’ve heard the news – mortgage rates surpassed 5% and don’t appear to be coming back down anytime soon. While that’s up for debate, the trend is clearly not your friend when it comes to securing a low interest rate ... Read More »

Allow Me to Introduce You to the 5% Mortgage Rate

Allow Me to Introduce You to the 5% Mortgage Rate
October 3, 2018 1 Comment »

For those new to the mortgage realm, the number five might feel a little foreign. You see, for the past seven years or even longer, the popular 30-year fixed mortgage has always been in the 3-4% range. Today though, mortgage ... Read More »

How to Get Cash Out of Your Home in a Rising Rate Environment

How to Get Cash Out of Your Home in a Rising Rate Environment
September 27, 2018 No Comments »

In a perfect world, you could tap into your home equity and lower your mortgage interest rate at the same time. But because interest rates rise and fall over time, this simply won’t always be the case for homeowners in ... Read More »

Redfin Launches the Owner Estimate to Give Homeowners Control

Redfin Launches the Owner Estimate to Give Homeowners Control
September 26, 2018 No Comments »

Are you sick and tired of your Redfin Estimate or Zillow Zestimate being too low? Do you feel your property is worth much, much more than they say it is? Well, I’ve got great news for you! Redfin has introduced ... Read More »

The Largest Nonbank Home Purchase Lender in the Nation Is a Wholesaler

The Largest Nonbank Home Purchase Lender in the Nation Is a Wholesaler
September 11, 2018 No Comments »

Everyone wants to be #1 these days. I guess that’s no different than any other days, but the battle to be on top is growing more and more contentious, especially as overall home loan volume wanes. Rather surprisingly, a nonbank ... Read More »

Quicken Launches Rocket Homes to Compete with Zillow and Redfin

Quicken Launches Rocket Homes to Compete with Zillow and Redfin
September 11, 2018 No Comments »

Following the recent trend of real estate and mortgage link-ups, Quicken has launched “Rocket Homes” to fill in the real estate gap and simultaneously compete with the likes of Zillow and Redfin. The company actually isn’t new, but is a ... Read More »

Believing It’s a Seller’s Market Makes It a Seller’s Market

Believing It’s a Seller’s Market Makes It a Seller’s Market
September 4, 2018 No Comments »

There’s been a lot of talk lately about a shift from seller’s market to buyer’s market, what with home price gains beginning to moderate somewhat and mortgage interest rates on the rise. But it seems this has been more speculation ... Read More »

Borrowers Don’t Choose Mortgage Lenders for the Best Interest Rate

Borrowers Don’t Choose Mortgage Lenders for the Best Interest Rate
August 24, 2018 1 Comment »

Conventional wisdom would lead us to believe that consumers go with the mortgage lender that offers the lowest interest rate. This appears to not be the case… In fact, it’s the least common reason why a borrower selects a particular ... Read More »