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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 »

LendingTree Review: Compare Multiple Mortgage Offers Without Leaving Your House

LendingTree Review: Compare Multiple Mortgage Offers Without Leaving Your House
January 13, 2020 No Comments »

If you’ve been even remotely interested in taking out a home loan, you’ve undoubtedly heard of LendingTree, which bills itself as the leading online loan marketplace. Ultimately, they are a lead generator and mortgage broker that is licensed in all ... Read More »

Rocket Mortgage Becomes Official NFL Sponsor, Launches Super Bowl Squares Game

Rocket Mortgage Becomes Official NFL Sponsor, Launches Super Bowl Squares Game
January 9, 2020 No Comments »

If you’re into football squares, there’s a new game available via Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans related to them becoming an “official mortgage sponsor” of the NFL. The Rocket Mortgage Super Bowl Squares Sweepstakes, which the Detroit-based lender is calling ... Read More »

Mortgage Rates vs. a Potential War with Iran

Mortgage Rates vs. a Potential War with Iran
January 6, 2020 No Comments »

Well, it’s a new year and it certainly didn’t begin quietly. Might as well address the elephant in the room when it comes to your mortgage. This isn’t the first time I’ve discussed the possibility of war and its impact ... Read More »

2020 Real Estate and Mortgage Predictions

2020 Real Estate and Mortgage Predictions
December 30, 2019 No Comments »

Well, 2019 is set to come to a close. It’s certainly been an interesting year (and decade), surely one to remember. But now it’s time to look forward to what 2020 might bring with regard to the housing market, mortgages, ... Read More »

2020 Mortgage Rate Predictions: Expect Flat to Better

2020 Mortgage Rate Predictions: Expect Flat to Better
December 12, 2019 No Comments »

As 2019 wraps up, it’s time once again to consider what the future holds for mortgage rates. Looking back over the past 12 months, it was another great year for anyone looking to buy a home or refinance, at least ... Read More »