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The CEO of a Tech-Enabled Loan Servicer Believes We Might Be on the Cusp of Another Foreclosure Crisis

The CEO of a Tech-Enabled Loan Servicer Believes We Might Be on the Cusp of Another Foreclosure Crisis
February 2, 2021 1 Comment »

The co-founder and CEO of a so-called “tech-enabled residential mortgage servicer” named Valon (formerly Peach Street) has warned we could be on the brink of another foreclosure crisis. While real estate is flying high at the moment, it’s appears that ... Read More »

Triumph Lending Review: A Near Perfect 5-Star Rated Lender

Triumph Lending Review: A Near Perfect 5-Star Rated Lender
February 2, 2021 No Comments »

One of the highest-rated mortgage companies on LendingTree goes by the name “Triumph Lending,” which is a division of its larger parent company Network Funding, LP. The Texas-based direct lender boasts an incredible 5-star rating out of 5 from more ... Read More »

These Are the Top Reasons Home Buyers Haven’t Been Successful Lately

These Are the Top Reasons Home Buyers Haven’t Been Successful Lately
February 1, 2021 No Comments »

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the housing market is en fuego. This is actually nothing new. It’s been pretty red hot for years now, and home prices have risen consistently for about a decade since they bottomed around ... Read More »

Legacy Home Loans Review: The Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Mortgage Company

Legacy Home Loans Review: The Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Mortgage Company
January 28, 2021 No Comments »

Today we’ll take a look at “Legacy Home Loans,” a mortgage lender whose purpose is to increase homeownership rates for African American communities across America. They recently noted that Black homeownership is at an all-time low of 46% (per U.S. ... Read More »

12 Home Selling Tips for 2021

12 Home Selling Tips for 2021
January 28, 2021 No Comments »

While the recent stock market boom, coupled with near-record low mortgage rates will undoubtedly make prospective home buyers feel richer, lofty asking prices may have the complete opposite effect. Regardless of what happens to the economy this year, chances are ... Read More »

The Top 15 Refinance Questions Answered

The Top 15 Refinance Questions Answered
January 27, 2021 No Comments »

With mortgage rates at or near all-time record lows, you’ve likely pondered a refinance if you’re an existing homeowner. But you probably have a lot of questions too, especially if it’s your first time refinancing a home loan. Let’s clear ... Read More »

Allied Mortgage Review: A Philly-Based Lender Around Since the 90s

Allied Mortgage Review: A Philly-Based Lender Around Since the 90s
January 26, 2021 No Comments »

Today we’ll deep dive into “Allied Mortgage Group,” an East Coast lender founded in the 1990s that is “built on integrity, reputation, and commitment.” They believe they’re a good choice for prospective home buyers and existing homeowners because of their ... Read More »

When Are Mortgage Rates Lowest?

When Are Mortgage Rates Lowest?
January 26, 2021 No Comments »

We’re all looking for an angle, especially if it’ll save us some money. Whether it’s a stock market trend, a home price trend, or a mortgage rate trend, someone always claims to have unlocked the code. Unfortunately, it’s usually all ... Read More »

Sage Mortgage Review: A Fully-Digital Refinance Lender

Sage Mortgage Review: A Fully-Digital Refinance Lender
January 25, 2021 1 Comment »

Today we’ll check out “Sage Mortgage,” a digital mortgage lender startup backed by Red Ventures, which refers to itself as a portfolio of internet brands and digital platforms. You may have heard of some of their companies, such as the ... Read More »

Carrington Mortgage Review: Might Be a Good Option for Hard-to-Close Loans

Carrington Mortgage Review: Might Be a Good Option for Hard-to-Close Loans
January 22, 2021 No Comments »

Today we’ll check out “Carrington Mortgage,” a top-50 mortgage lender nationally that is based in Anaheim, California. They recently launched “Vylla Home,” which is their take on a modern all-in-one experience for home buyers and mortgage seekers. It’s a single ... Read More »