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Record Number of Home Buyers Searching Outside Their Own City as Properties Fly Off the Shelf

Record Number of Home Buyers Searching Outside Their Own City as Properties Fly Off the Shelf
June 25, 2020 No Comments »

After some uncertain months while COVID-19 first emerged, home buying has become hot again. Super-hot. In fact, homes are being scooped up at the fastest pace in more than two years, per Zillow. Homes Are Going Pending Fast Homes went ... Read More »

Veterans Can Now Get Rates as Low as 2.25% on a 30-Year Fixed Mortgage

Veterans Can Now Get Rates as Low as 2.25% on a 30-Year Fixed Mortgage
June 24, 2020 No Comments »

It seems mortgage rates keep moving lower and lower, and now some veterans and active duty military might be able to snag a 30-year fixed as low as 2.25%! That’s pretty unheard of. While it sounds too good to be ... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Should Be Lower, Here’s Why They Aren’t

Mortgage Rates Should Be Lower, Here’s Why They Aren’t
June 23, 2020 No Comments »

You’re probably pretty stoked about the record low mortgage rates currently available with most banks and lenders nationwide. What’s not to like about an interest rate at or below 3% that is fixed for the next 30 years? While that’s ... Read More »

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 »

COVID-19 May Have Just Been a Speed Bump for Surging Housing Market

COVID-19 May Have Just Been a Speed Bump for Surging Housing Market
June 22, 2020 No Comments »

We’re starting to get a better picture of how COVID-19 affected the housing market, with the National Association of Realtors’ existing-home sales report showing a big drop in May. It’s based on completed transactions, including both single-family homes and condos/townhomes, ... Read More »

The 30-Year Fixed Just Hit a New Record Low, What Should You Do?

The 30-Year Fixed Just Hit a New Record Low, What Should You Do?
June 18, 2020 No Comments »

Another week, another record low for mortgage rates. It’s all becoming rather humdrum at this point. Really, how excited can you get about a record that repeatedly gets broken with relative ease in a short span of time? The other ... 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 »

Quicken Loans IPO: Top Mortgage Lender Reportedly Going Public

Quicken Loans IPO: Top Mortgage Lender Reportedly Going Public
June 12, 2020 No Comments »

Some very big news in the mortgage world – Quicken Loans is reportedly going public, with an IPO currently being worked on by Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Morgan Stanley. It’s now confirmed. Quicken has officially filed its IPO, ... 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 »

5 Things to Know If Considering Mortgage Forbearance

5 Things to Know If Considering Mortgage Forbearance
June 9, 2020 No Comments »

If you’re a homeowner, or just became one during the pandemic, you’ve likely heard of mortgage forbearance. Not to be confused with mortgage forgiveness, it allows borrowers to suspend mortgage payments for a period of time if experiencing a hardship ... Read More »