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 posts that highlight the pros, cons, and everything in between.

Laurel Road: Truly Digital Mortgages Built Entirely Online

Laurel Road: Truly Digital Mortgages Built Entirely Online
June 13, 2018 No Comments »

Another Millennial or even Gen-Z focused mortgage lender has come online, literally, to offer you a mortgage. I’m talking about Laurel Road, which sounds like a really neat place to get a home loan. They claim to “offer an end-to-end ... Read More »

Nationstar Mortgage Becomes Mr. Cooper, Will Offer Home Rewards Credit Card

Nationstar Mortgage Becomes Mr. Cooper, Will Offer Home Rewards Credit Card
August 23, 2017 No Comments »

Nationstar Mortgage, which was once on the brink of failure, officially announced its name change to “Mr. Cooper” this week in what appears to be an effort to make a fresh start with a more appealing and consumer friendly image. ... Read More »

Ally Home Launches Price Match Guarantee for Mortgages

Ally Home Launches Price Match Guarantee for Mortgages
July 26, 2017 No Comments »

Mortgage industry newcomer Ally Home is getting into the price match game with its just launched promotion called, you guessed it, “Price Match Guarantee.” If you’re not familiar, Ally Home got into the mortgage business late last year, essentially rising ... Read More »

Better Mortgage: They’ll Give You $1000 If You Can Find a Lower Price

Better Mortgage: They’ll Give You $1000 If You Can Find a Lower Price
June 29, 2017 No Comments »

Worried about whether you’re getting the best deal on your mortgage? You may want to take a look at Better Mortgage, which is actually encouraging borrowers to shop around. They’re so confident that they’ve got some of the best rates ... Read More »

Homie: A Startup Is Eliminating Real Estate Agent and Loan Officer Commissions

Homie: A Startup Is Eliminating Real Estate Agent and Loan Officer Commissions
June 26, 2017 2 Comments »

There’s a new startup out there called “Homie” that transforms the old way people buy and sell homes by harnessing today’s technology and (kind of) ditching real estate agents. Well, in some cases the real estate agent will remain (at ... Read More »

Movement Mortgage Launches Zero Down Mortgage Called MAP

Movement Mortgage Launches Zero Down Mortgage Called MAP
June 7, 2017 2 Comments »

Movement Mortgage is the latest of many mortgage lenders to offer a zero down option for prospective home buyers, referred to as the Mortgage Assistance Program, or MAP. Before we get into the details of that loan program, let’s learn ... Read More »

Stearns Lending Offering Discounted Mortgage Payment for the First Two Years

Stearns Lending Offering Discounted Mortgage Payment for the First Two Years
May 25, 2017 No Comments »

A new promo from Stearns Home Loans sounds almost too good to be true – the lender is offering to buy down your mortgage rate for the first two years without any upfront costs. Pay attention to that last part, ... Read More »

Redfin Mortgage Just Launched

Redfin Mortgage Just Launched
January 26, 2017 No Comments »

Whoa. In an unexpected turn of events, online real estate brokerage Redfin has launched a new mortgage service called, you guessed it, “Redfin Mortgage.” Well, maybe it wasn’t so unexpected, seeing that the mortgage trend is decidedly moving from refinances ... Read More »

Ally Home Loans: Bank Now Offers Retail Mortgages to Its Customers

Ally Home Loans: Bank Now Offers Retail Mortgages to Its Customers
December 12, 2016 No Comments »

You may remember GMAC Bank, which was taken down by its fateful mortgage arm Residential Capital (ResCap) before eventually requiring a government bailout. It wasn’t an uncommon story at the time; many other mega mortgage companies took a fall too, ... Read More »

Clara: There’s a New Hipster Mortgage Lender in Town

Clara: There’s a New Hipster Mortgage Lender in Town
August 17, 2016 1 Comment »

A new online mortgage lender by the name of “Clara” looks to separate itself from the crowd by touting technology and transparency. And from the looks of their website, they seem to be appealing to the youth. I might be ... Read More »