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

Click on your state to see our analysis of mortgage lenders and financing options near you.

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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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Lender30-Year Fixed RateMin. Down Payment
Quicken4.13%5%
SoFi4.63%10%
Chase4.00%3%

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

HUD Homes: What They Are and How to Buy Them

If you're in the market for a cheap home, you may have stumbled across the term "HUD homes." These are previously owned homes that were... Read More

What is a Homestead Exemption: Definition and Eligibility Requirements

Eligible homeowners across the nation may be able to save money on their annual property taxes by claiming the homestead tax exemption. We... Read More

How to Find The Best Real Estate Agent: Tips and Tricks

There are hundreds of real estate agents vying for your business, so how do you figure out who's the best one? We provide tips on how to... Read More

Can You Sell a House With a Reverse Mortgage? Tips for Getting Out of Your Loan

If you have an outstanding reverse mortgage and want to sell the underlying property, you're in luck, as there aren't any restrictions... Read More

Reverse Mortgage vs. Home Equity Loan: Which Is the Better Way to Cash Out?

If you're above the age of 61 and are thinking about borrowing against your home with a reverse mortgage or a home equity loan, you have a... Read More

FHA Appraisal Requirements: Checklist and Guidelines for 2019

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 2019

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

HECM for Purchase: Buying a Home With a Reverse Mortgage

HECMs for Purchase are specifically designed for senior citizens thinking about moving out of their current property into a new home. As... Read More

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