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Figure Review: The Fastest Way to Tap Home Equity?

Figure Review: The Fastest Way to Tap Home Equity?
January 31, 2020 No Comments »

I received a letter in the mail the other day from a fintech company called “Figure” that claims it can approve me for a home equity line of credit (HELOC) online in five minutes. Better yet, they can fund the ... Read More »

Sometimes It’s Actually Better to Choose the Higher Mortgage Rate

Sometimes It’s Actually Better to Choose the Higher Mortgage Rate
January 30, 2020 No Comments »

With mortgage rates approaching all-time lows once again, there might be the temptation to snag a 30-year fixed at say 2.875%, or 2.99% if a lender offers a promotional rate. The same might be true of any home loan product, ... Read More »

Credible Mortgage Review: An Online Mortgage Broker Owned by Fox

Credible Mortgage Review: An Online Mortgage Broker Owned by Fox
January 28, 2020 No Comments »

There are lots of different ways to get a mortgage these days – you can walk into a physical bank branch, call a mortgage broker, or even start a loan application on your smartphone. While the mortgage broker model isn’t ... Read More »

Buying a Home in 2020? 11 Tips to Get It Done!

Buying a Home in 2020? 11 Tips to Get It Done!
January 24, 2020 No Comments »

If you’ve yet to enter the housing market, but are thinking of buying a home in 2020, there’s a lot you need to know. As I once pointed out, this isn’t your older sibling’s housing market. Not just anyone can ... Read More »

Don’t Take Out a Mortgage to Buy Super Bowl Tickets

Don’t Take Out a Mortgage to Buy Super Bowl Tickets
January 23, 2020 No Comments »

I came across a new partnership between ticket marketplace Stubhub and fintech company Affirm that lets you pay for purchases over time. They launched the new payment option “just in time for the Super Bowl,” per a company press release ... Read More »

Third Federal Mortgage Review: Is Their Smart Rate Right for You?

Third Federal Mortgage Review: Is Their Smart Rate Right for You?
January 23, 2020 No Comments »

If you’re like me, you’ve received lots of mailers from a bank called “Third Federal Savings & Loan,” promising a low rate mortgage with very few fees. After maybe the 10th piece of mail from them came through my mailbox, ... Read More »

Are Home Prices Going to Surge in 2020?

Are Home Prices Going to Surge in 2020?
January 22, 2020 No Comments »

It’s a new year, and with that comes old questions, like will mortgage rates go up or down in 2020? And will home prices rise or fall? Well, a few months ago, you would have probably thought the answer to ... Read More »

Reali Review: Buy and Sell a Home with a Flat Fee

Reali Review: Buy and Sell a Home with a Flat Fee
January 16, 2020 No Comments »

There’s yet another real estate and mortgage startup shaking things up called Reali, which like others in the space, is attempting to eliminate costly real estate commissions and lender fees. The San Mateo, CA-based company, which is pronounced “really,” charges ... Read More »

Quicken Loans Review: Should You Get Your Home Loan from the Top Mortgage Lender in the Country?

Quicken Loans Review: Should You Get Your Home Loan from the Top Mortgage Lender in the Country?
January 15, 2020 No Comments »

If you’re looking to buy a home, or refinance an existing home loan you already have, you will undoubtedly come across Quicken Loans during your search. They are at times the largest mortgage lender in the United States (when only ... Read More »

There Is No Mortgage Trick

There Is No Mortgage Trick
January 14, 2020 No Comments »

Over the years, I’ve seen tons of ads and articles about a so-called “mortgage trick,” only to click on the associated hyperlink and see nothing regarding any tricks. Talk about disappointing. For the record, I’m always interested to see what ... Read More »