Mortgage Reviews

Want to know more about what a particular mortgage company offers and if they’ve got what you’re looking for? Check out my in-depth review posts that highlight the pros, cons, and everything in between of some the newest and oldest mortgage companies around.

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 »

NewRez Mortgage Review: Are They the Home of Your Perfect Loan?

NewRez Mortgage Review: Are They the Home of Your Perfect Loan?
June 12, 2020 No Comments »

One mortgage lender making a big splash of late is NewRez, short for New Residential Investment Corp. Thanks to their 2019 acquisition of Shellpoint Partners LLC, which was the parent company of New Penn Financial, they now have a robust ... Read More »

Planet Home Lending Review: 3 Trees Planted for Every Closed Loan

Planet Home Lending Review: 3 Trees Planted for Every Closed Loan
June 10, 2020 No Comments »

Today we’ll take a good look at Planet Home Lending, a rising star in the mortgage world that’s beginning to make inroads and become a household name. Founded just 13 years ago, they were able to muster nearly $2.5 billion ... Read More »

Home Point Financial Review: A Top-20 Mortgage Lender in Just Five Years

Home Point Financial Review: A Top-20 Mortgage Lender in Just Five Years
June 3, 2020 No Comments »

Just five years young, Home Point Financial has already seen record growth thanks to production across three different lending channels. Aside from being a retail consumer-direct lender, they are reportedly the second largest wholesale mortgage lender in the U.S. thanks ... Read More »

On Q Financial Mortgage Review: The Simple Way to Get a Mortgage?

On Q Financial Mortgage Review: The Simple Way to Get a Mortgage?
May 28, 2020 No Comments »

Today we’ll take a good look at On Q Financial, a direct mortgage lender based in Tempe, Arizona that wants to make getting a mortgage simple. In fact, their slogan is, “Mortgages Simplified,” so my guess is their loan process ... Read More »

PennyMac Mortgage Review: A Top-3 Mortgage Lender Nationally

PennyMac Mortgage Review: A Top-3 Mortgage Lender Nationally
May 27, 2020 No Comments »

One of the fastest growing and largest mortgage lenders in the country goes by the name PennyMac, not to be confused with Freddie Mac. If you’re wondering what the rather odd name means, it stands for Private National Mortgage Acceptance ... Read More »

Eagle Home Mortgage Review: Should You Get a Mortgage from the Nation’s Largest Homebuilder?

Eagle Home Mortgage Review: Should You Get a Mortgage from the Nation’s Largest Homebuilder?
May 26, 2020 No Comments »

If you’re thinking about buying a home or refinancing an existing mortgage, you may have come across Eagle Home Mortgage on your journey. They’re more likely to come up if purchasing a home since they are a direct mortgage lender ... Read More »

Fairway Independent Mortgage Review: A Top-10 Lender Big on Home Purchase Financing

Fairway Independent Mortgage Review: A Top-10 Lender Big on Home Purchase Financing
May 21, 2020 No Comments »

One of the largest mortgage lenders in the country you may not have heard of is Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp., based out of Madison, Wisconsin. They were the eighth largest residential mortgage lender in 2018, per HMDA data, just below ... Read More »

LoanSnap: Using AI to Make Smart Home Loans

LoanSnap: Using AI to Make Smart Home Loans
May 18, 2020 No Comments »

Everyone wants to be the next big thing in the mortgage industry, promising a digital experience or even a funded loan in days as opposed to weeks. We’ve seen signs of this disruption for years now, and while it has ... Read More »

NewDay USA Mortgage Review: A Mortgage Company Designed for Veterans

NewDay USA Mortgage Review: A Mortgage Company Designed for Veterans
April 29, 2020 No Comments »

Today we’ll review NewDay USA, a mortgage lender that is geared specifically toward veterans and active duty military. Like other mortgage companies, they offer both home purchase loans and refinance loans, but only those backed by the United States Department ... Read More »