Mortgage Market Opens for Gig Workers

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shut many self-employed buyers out during the pandemic. But now, those rules are gone and some lenders, perhaps sensing a grand opportunity to boost market share, are targeting gig workers directly.

Lenders Shouldn’t Sneer at Zillow Home Loans

Will Zillow take over the world? No. But recent experience shows it doesn’t pay to underestimate a large, tech-savvy company intent on disruption. The rise of Quicken Loans, through its Rocket Mortgage all-digital mortgage product, offers a stark example.  

Local Lenders Don’t Fear Zillow

While online real estate giant Zillow’s foray into mortgage lending might seem scary initially, it is unlikely to have too much of a detrimental impact on local, more personalized lenders, those same lenders say.