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Rocket Mortgage VS Your Local Home Lender

At Neighborly Home Lending, we hear these questions all the time. Whether it be from potential customers, those looking into funding commercial or residential construction projects, current customers, local insurance agents, or blasted on Pandora or popular podcasts: “Is Rocket Mortgage really that good?” “What is the difference between Neighborly Home Lending and Rocket Mortgage?” “Is Rocket Mortgage a […]

Rising Interest Rates, YES.. but still better than the banks!

Market Rates Update: Freddie Mac’s chief economist notes: “Despite higher mortgage rates, the monthly mortgage payment remains affordable.”  FEDERAL RESERVE WATCH Forecasting Federal Reserve policy changes in coming months… There is an overwhelming feeling on Wall Street the Fed won’t touch rates this week. But a quarter percent blip is seen in December, then zilch again […]

Local Lending vs Big Banks: What You Need To Know!

Some of you may be familiar with receiving emails from your current banks such as Chase, Iberia, or HomeBank regarding your “pre-approval” for mortgage lending through them. And while this may seem like good news for those of you currently looking for lending options, going with the big banks as opposed to a local, private lender, could pose some hidden problems […]