My first ever post, written 10 years ago to the day.
- Parasol PublishingOwner, 2006 - present
My work history includes a position as an Account Executive for a wholesale mortgage lender during the housing boom and subsequent bust.
Much of what I learned from that experience is shared on my blogs.
In addition to creating my own sites, I've also contributed to a number of notable media outlets, including Business Insider, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo!, AOL, and Zillow.
My goal is a simple one. To educate consumers so they make smart financial decisions.
How Risky Mortgages Might Make You Money | The Truth About Mortgage.com
The recent trend of mortgage lenders requiring less and less money down might actually be a boon for investors everywhere. In case you haven
This Blog Is 10 Years Old Today: What’s Different Today in the Mortgage ...
A week or so ago, I was scanning through my archived posts and it occurred to me that my blog's 10-year anniversary was just days away. I fo
Should You Drive Until You Qualify for a Mortgage? | The Truth About Mor...
In the mortgage/real estate world there’s the saying, “Drive until you qualify.” It’s a cute way of saying if you can’t afford a home in a c
The Current Price of Real Estate | The Truth About Mortgage.com
So as an Account Executive, I see a lot of loans. All I see are loans. Day in and day out, though luckily only five out of the seven days in
Is Housing Affordability Really That Great? | The Truth About Mortgage.com
I keep seeing these data-driven posts from the likes of Zillow and other major real estate analytics companies making claims that housing af
The 5 Compromises Home Buyers Are Making These Days | The Truth About Mo...
It’s no secret home prices aren’t cheap. They may not be expensive either, depending on how you look at it, but they certainly aren’t cheap.
Looking for 100% Mortgage Financing? Check Your Local Credit Union | The...
We all know home prices are getting more expensive every day, and as a result, you may be looking for 100% mortgage financing when it comes
Home Staging: What It Costs and If It's Worth It | The Truth About Realt...
How staging your home can make your home sell a lot quicker and at a higher sales price.
Citi ThankYou Preferred Card for College Students Isn’t Very Preferred |...
Students Should Shop Around So Citi launched a new credit card for college students aptly named the “Citi ThankYou Preferred Card for Colleg
Can We Use These Charts to Predict the Next Housing Crisis? | The Truth ...
The Urban Institute released its monthly chartbook today, which provides tons of data about the mortgage market. As I scanned through it, I
Chip Cards Are Super Slow and Now Visa Is Trying to Fix That | The Truth...
If you’ve used a credit card lately, you’ve likely made the mistake of trying to swipe it (even though it has a magnetic stripe) because it
LendingHome Review: The Largest Mortgage Marketplace Lender | The Truth ...
LendingHome, a marketplace lender that claims it’s “the best way for borrowers to get a mortgage,” announced this week that it funded more t
Cash Out vs. HELOC vs. Home Equity Loan | The Truth About Mortgage.com
Cash Out Your First Mortgage or Take Out a HELOC/Home Equity Loan? It has been nearly a year since my last mortgage match-up, so without fur
How To Pay Off The Mortgage Early | The Truth About Mortgage.com
There are plenty of simple ways to pay off your mortgage early, but should you?
Trulia Chief Economist: May Be Reaching Housing Plateau, Not A Bubble | ...
What Does a Plateau Look Like? With home prices showing no signs of letup, housing bubble fears continue to fester. The fact that we were ta
Buy A House Close To Target, Not Walmart | The Truth About Mortgage.com
Finding That Perfect Location In my quest to find the perfect home location, as opposed to one poorly located, I was just given a new data p
Use Your Tax Refund To Pay Down The Mortgage | The Truth About Mortgage.com
It’s that time of year again, unfortunately. We’re just a few weeks away from April 15th, a day no one really looks forward to. Well, this y
Get Up To One Million Credit Card Miles When You Apply For A Mortgage Wi...
Are you looking to snag a boatload of credit card miles in a hurry? Well, you can score up to 1,000,000 simply by refinancing your mortgage,
Fannie And Freddie Principal Reduction Program Coming Soon! | The Truth ...
Well, it took a lot longer than anticipated, but Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expected to finally unveil a principal reduction program for
Zillow Says Early May Is Now the Best Time to Sell a Home | The Truth Ab...
When to List Your Home It used to be common belief that the best time to sell a home was in mid-March or mid-April, around the beginning of