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Everyone's talking about refinancing – should you?

The past year has seen a refinance boom due to low rates and a need for savings. But does a refinance truly make sense for you? Shop around to find out.

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.

Shopping around for VA loans pays big dividends for veteran family

Erika and Philip, an Army veteran, were house hunting. They chose a VA lender, but their lender was not up to par. Then, she found Own Up.

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.

The Impending Housing Crisis and Why the US Government Will Need to Bailout the Mortgage Industry...Again

There are many segments of the economy that are coming under fire as society continues to deal with the disruption caused by COVID-19, but none are bigger or more important to the US economy than the housing industry, which is exactly why the government is going to need to save it from collapsing.

Should I buy a house during a pandemic?

Google searches for 'Should I buy a house?' recently reached an all-time high. Here’s a framework to help think through this important decision:

Q&A: How Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim Sees Boston’s Housing Market

Read how Councilor Zakim is laser-focused on empowering people in communities across Massachusetts to take ownership over their housing and neighborhoods.

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