Find Mortgages for Purchase and Refinance

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you'll ever make. Our tools and guides can help you navigate the mortgage process and evaluate your many options.

Finding the Best Mortgage Lenders in Your State

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Best Mortgage Lenders

With hundreds of banks and direct lenders advertising mortgage rates, it's difficult to tell the difference. We evaluated dozens of companies to find the best place for your home loan.

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Mortgage Lender Reviews

With hundreds of lenders looking for your business, vetting your options can seem like an endless task. Our reviews of the biggest mortgage lenders will help you find what you need, whether that means a lower down payment, better interest rate or higher standards of customer service.

Mortgage Guides and Statistics

Most people only shop for mortgages two or three times in their lives, so it's natural to feel confused. Our mortgage guides explain the most important concepts in clear and simple terms. We've also conducted a number of studies that give you an idea of the typical payments, rates and fees you should expect in a home loan.

Mortgage Research & Advice

FHA Appraisal Requirements: Checklist and Guidelines

If you're trying to buy a house using an FHA loan, your FHA lender will typically require an appraisal to validate the value of the home.... Read More

VA Appraisal Guidelines for 2020

If you're trying to buy a home with a VA loan or refinance your current home with a VA streamline or cash-out refinance, read our guide to... Read More

USDA Refinance Options for Your Home

The USDA home loan program has been essential in helping many Americans in eligible rural and suburban areas become homeowners. If you... Read More

Average Costs and Fees on a Reverse Mortgage

Many seniors find themselves in need of cash for health care, family support or retirement. If you are 62 or older and have built up equity... Read More

I Need Help Paying My Mortgage: What are my options?

If you need help paying your mortgage, there are several options you have at your disposal. Click here to see which one is best. Read More

Claiming Rental Income to Qualify for a Mortgage: How Do Lenders View It?

If you're thinking about factoring the income on your rental property into a mortgage application for a new property, there's a series of... Read More

Should You Pay Off Your Home Early With a HELOC?

Celebrating a paid-off home is a major milestone that homeowners look forward to for years. One option to reach that point faster is to use... Read More

Reverse Mortgage Guide: Can a Reverse Mortgage Be Refinanced?

If you're thinking about refinancing your reverse mortgage you're in luck. Borrowers ages 62 and older who wish to refinance a Home Equity... Read More

Can You Refinance With Your Current Mortgage Lender? Pros and Cons

It's possible to refinance your mortgage with your current lender, especially if several years have gone by since you took out your loan.... Read More