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Recognizing Deceptive Mortgage: Loan Ads and Offers

Recognizing Deceptive Mortgage

In the world of real estate, securing the right mortgage is as critical as finding the perfect home. However, the journey to homeownership or refinancing can often be clouded by deceptive loan advertisements and offers. At Scout Lending, we are committed to transparency and education. We aim to empower you with knowledge in recognizing deceptive […]

Mortgage Rates: Predictive Insights from Scout Lending

Mortgage rates

As we navigate through the complexities of today’s financial environment, understanding the movement of mortgage rates becomes increasingly crucial for homeowners and prospective buyers alike. At Scout Lending, we pride ourselves on providing detailed, expert-driven insights into what the future holds for mortgage rates, especially looking toward May and beyond. Here, we dive deep into […]

Mortgage Rate Drop: Lifts Home Inventory to 4-Year Peak

Mortgage Rate Drop

In recent months, the real estate market has experienced a notable shift. With the recent mortgage rate drop, we are witnessing a surge in the number of homes available for sale, reaching levels not seen in the past four years. This development is bringing fresh opportunities for buyers and revitalizing the housing market. At Scout […]

Take-Home Pay on Mortgages: Americans Spend 30%

Take-Home Pay on Mortgages

In an era where financial stability is increasingly precarious, the burden of mortgage payments is a significant concern for many American households. Scout Lending’s recent analysis reveals a troubling trend: Americans spend 30% of their take-home pay on mortgages. This spending habit, which exceeds the threshold recommended by financial experts, signals potential financial distress and […]

Fair Housing Reflections: Equity in Southern California’s Market

As we commemorate National Fair Housing Month, it is imperative to reflect on the progress made in ensuring equitable access to housing for all individuals and families across the United States. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 stands as a beacon of hope, striving to eliminate discrimination in housing based on several factors such as […]

Mortgage Rates: Why Waiting Might Not Be Your Best Move


In today’s challenging real estate landscape, potential homebuyers are grappling with tough decisions as they navigate the complexities of fluctuating mortgage rates. The once promising prospect of lower rates has not materialized as anticipated, leaving many buyers feeling the pinch of reduced affordability. Back in October 2023, mortgage rates soared to a 20-year high, blindsiding […]

Renting to Owning: A Deep Dive into Homeownership Financing

renting to owning

Choosing to buy or rent is a major decision that affects your financial health, lifestyle, and personal goals. At Scout Lending, we recognize that transitioning from renting to owning a home is not just a financial decision but a life-changing milestone. This transformative journey involves many considerations, from understanding the intricacies of homeownership financing to […]

First-Time Homebuyers: Top 10 Tips for Seeking a Mortgage

First-time homebuyers

Starting on the journey to buy your first home is an exhilarating and sometimes challenging adventure. At Scout Lending, we recognize that the real estate market is as diverse as the landscapes that characterize various regions. As your trusted mortgage partner, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive guidance throughout the home-buying process, especially with first-time […]

Charting Rentals: A Guide to the 1007 Appraisal Analysis for Investors


Appraisal processes often seem like a maze, particularly when it comes to rental properties. The 1007 rental appraisal analysis emerges as an essential instrument, providing an in-depth examination of the rental sector. It offers a detailed perspective, showcasing market nuances with unparalleled clarity and precision. This exploration seeks to unravel the mysteries of the 1007 […]

Program for Homeownership: The ONE+ Mortgage


The Rocket Mortgage‘s ONE+ mortgage program, in partnership with Scout Lending, offers an innovative approach to home financing. It’s especially advantageous for first-time buyers, providing a more accessible route to homeownership. This program signifies a notable mortgage industry change, catering to those challenged by conventional home-buying methods.  In addition to the innovative features of the […]

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