Chris Moon

Chris is a Senior Research Analyst at ValuePenguin who has covered deposit accounts and home loans since 2016. He has contributed insights and opinions to the New York Times and many other publications.

How Long Does it Take to Save a Down Payment at Minimum Wage?

With both mortgage rates and home prices set to climb in 2018, we took a look at how long it would take to save up for a mortgage down...

Best Mortgage Lenders in Maryland in 2019

The best home loans in Maryland come from mortgage lenders who offer solid service and transparency along with low interest rates or...

Best Mortgage Lenders in Oregon in 2019

Oregon's best mortgage lenders aren't always defined by the lowest interest rate or fewest loan fees. We examined each company's products...

Best Mortgage Lenders in Arizona in 2019

There are plenty of mortgage lenders available in Arizona, but different companies stand out in different areas of home lending and...

Best Mortgage Lenders in Colorado in 2019

Colorado's best mortgage lenders each stand out in different areas of home financing. We looked at dozens of companies and compared their...

Best Mortgage Lenders in Virginia in 2019

The best mortgage lenders in Virginia come with different advantages based on your individual situation. We looked at dozens of lenders to...

Best Mortgage Lenders in Illinois in 2019

Choosing the best mortgage lender in Illinois depends mostly on your particular mortgage needs, but we looked through home loan products,...

Best Mortgage Lenders in Washington in 2019

Washington's best mortgage lenders provide interest rates, loan types and funding options that vary depending on your situation as a...

Best Mortgage Lenders in Michigan in 2019

The best mortgage lenders in Michigan offer lower interest rates, fewer loan fees or excellent customer service. Find out which lenders...

How Get A Second Chance With Your Bank

If you made mistakes with your last bank, and ended up closing your account with a negative balance or outstanding fees, it may be...

Florida Mortgage Rates for February 2019

We report on current mortgage rates in Florida for 30-year, 15-year and adjustable rate home loans. Find out what your interest rates will...

What to Know About Avoiding Cashier's Check Scams

Cashier's checks are often used in transactions where a personal check is considered unsafe, but a rash of scams involving forged cashier's...