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Welcome to a warm, friendly, and most importantly unbiased place to learn about mortgages, ideally before you make contact with a real estate agent or lender. The more you know, the better you’ll feel, and hopefully all that hard work will help you snag a lower mortgage rate too! View all mortgage help topics to get started or check out the latest mortgage tips and news below.

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Is Now the Time to Pull Cash Out of Your Home and Buy Stocks?

Is Now the Time to Pull Cash Out of Your Home and Buy Stocks?
March 18, 2020 No Comments »

There’s been lots of chatter around Wall Street that this could be an unprecedented time to buy stocks on the cheap, given the market carnage related to the coronavirus. One asset manager, Ricky Sandler of Eminence Capital, has even gone ... Read More »

Landed: Helping Educators Buy Homes in the Expensive Areas They Serve

Landed: Helping Educators Buy Homes in the Expensive Areas They Serve
March 17, 2020 No Comments »

There are tons of mortgage lenders out there, certainly too many to count, but Landed Home Loans is a little more unique than the rest. You see, their goal isn’t just to help Americans get a home loan. Their mission ... Read More »

Now More Than Ever You Need to Compare Mortgage Rates

Now More Than Ever You Need to Compare Mortgage Rates
March 17, 2020 No Comments »

The last two weeks have been crazy in the mortgage world. In early March, the industry celebrated as mortgage rates hit record lows. Per Freddie Mac’s weekly survey, the 30-year fixed fell to 3.29%, its lowest point since tracking began ... Read More »

No, You Aren’t Getting a 0% Mortgage Rate

No, You Aren’t Getting a 0% Mortgage Rate
March 16, 2020 No Comments »

At least not yet… As you probably know, the Fed slashed the federal funds rate to near-zero yesterday afternoon to prop up the economy as it contends with the growing coronavirus pandemic. If you read the headlines, you might falsely ... Read More »

The Federal Reserve Has Swooped In to Save Mortgage Rates

The Federal Reserve Has Swooped In to Save Mortgage Rates
March 15, 2020 No Comments »

In light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, which were the Federal Reserve’s very own words, the Committee took bold action to lower the target range for the federal funds rate to 0% to 0.25%. That’s a full percentage point lower ... Read More »

CrossCountry Mortgage Review: Licensed Nationwide

CrossCountry Mortgage Review: Licensed Nationwide
March 12, 2020 No Comments »

Today we’ll do an in-depth review of CrossCountry Mortgage, which as the name implies, is a nationally-licensed mortgage lender that offers its home loan services in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Given their name, it’s a good ... Read More »

So Much for the Record Low Mortgage Rates

So Much for the Record Low Mortgage Rates
March 11, 2020 No Comments »

What Happened to Mortgage Rates? They hit a record low of around 3% last week Then quickly reversed course over the past two days Now 30-year fixed mortgage rates are pricing closer to 3.5% Because lenders are too busy to ... Read More »

Lenox Financial / WesLend Mortgage Review: The Biggest No-Brainer?

Lenox Financial / WesLend Mortgage Review: The Biggest No-Brainer?
March 11, 2020 No Comments »

Today we’ll take a look at Southern California-based Lenox Financial Mortgage Corp., which also does business as WesLend Financial. First things first, be sure not to confuse them with Atlanta, GA-based Lenox Financial, whose famous radio pitch is/was, “the biggest ... Read More »

The Refinance Rule of Thumb

The Refinance Rule of Thumb
March 10, 2020 No Comments »

How Much Lower Should Mortgage Rates Be to Refinance? Unfortunately there is no one-size-fits-all answer Because no two loan scenarios are the same You have to factor in existing home loan details And future plans/financial objectives/tenure in home, etc. If ... Read More »

Quicken Loans CEO Doesn’t See the 30-Year Fixed Falling Below 3%

Quicken Loans CEO Doesn’t See the 30-Year Fixed Falling Below 3%
March 6, 2020 No Comments »

Call him a party pooper, but the CEO of top retail mortgage lender Quicken Loans doesn’t expect mortgage rates to decline any further from their new all-time lows. If anything, Jay Farner believes they will rise over the next few ... Read More »