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Introducing Lender Grader, a tool to help borrowers understand the mortgage market

Introducing Lender Grader, a tool to help borrowers understand the mortgage market

Lender Grader helps you visualize and understand just how much rates vary from lender to lender, and what that might mean for your bottom line.

Accelerating Gravity

Accelerating Gravity

In the Winter of 2015, I began accepting applications for Raizlabs’ startup incubator, XLR8. The goal of this program was to help nurture the next great Boston area startups and pr...

Meet the team in your corner

Meet the team in your corner

Who's behind the scenes of Own Up helping you make your best home financing decisions? Meet some of our Home Advisors who make the magic happen.

Introducing Lender Grader, a tool to help borrowers understand the mortgage market

Lender Grader helps you visualize and understand just how much rates vary from lender to lender, and what that might mean for your bottom line.

Accelerating Gravity

In the Winter of 2015, I began accepting applications for Raizlabs’ startup incubator, XLR8. The goal of this program was to help nurture the next great Boston area startups and provide them guidance in the areas that Raizlabs excels, namely mobile development, product management and UI/UX.

Meet the team in your corner

Who's behind the scenes of Own Up helping you make your best home financing decisions? Meet some of our Home Advisors who make the magic happen.

“Just hear us out. Don’t do big box. Go local, and go with Own Up.”

A common misconception people have when buying a home is that the bigger the mortgage company, the better the access to competitive rates and 24-hour customer service. But Emily and Evan found out that their big mortgage company wasn’t nearly as efficient as they hoped.

Honest About Money

One of the core tenants of our business is that we’re honest about money. This means that we tell our customers how we much we are paid and what it means to them. We do so because transparency is the foundation of a trustworthy relationship.

4 Tips for a Stress-Free Homebuying Experience

Nervous about your upcoming house hunt? Here are some easy ways to take the stress out of your home buying process.

"It Seems Too Good to Be True, But Don't Be Skeptical"

Allie and Kris were preparing to welcome their second child and were looking to buy a home that could work as their family grew. But because of their “complicated” income they weren’t having luck finding a competitive mortgage rate with their local bank.

Why a Real Estate Professional Uses Own Up Herself

We spoke with Eileen Kim, a real estate agent, about how she got into the real estate industry and why she personally uses Own Up.

Here's How We Helped This First-Time Homebuyer Save $43,000

Thanks to a competitive rate Max received from Own Up, he was able to secure a loan with a significantly lower interest rate than the one he was offered by his original agent-recommended lender.

Why This Own Up Advisor Dedicated His Career To Transparency

We sat down with Own Up advisor, Ethan Bernstein, to share some of his wisdom and insight on standing up for consumers.

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