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Meet the team in your corner

By Own Up Staff August 11, 2021

Who’s behind the screen helping you better understand your mortgage options? Our team of expert,..

What you need to know before getting a mortgage

By Nicole Tabak August 11, 2021

Are you considering buying a home and getting a mortgage but feel like you have absolutely no..

Everyone's talking about refinancing – should you?

By Own Up Staff July 29, 2021

Refinancing has never been hotter than this past year. Record low interest rates have made it..

The Biggest Secret in Homeownership

By Own Up Staff May 4, 2021

Chances are you’ve seen a lot of headlines about the red-hot housing market, historically low..

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

By Own Up Staff April 6, 2021


  • Lender Grader helps borrowers understand how rates vary between different lenders for..

The Gender Gap: Women Pay More For Their Mortgage Than Men

By Own Up Staff March 17, 2021

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep, systemic discrimination against..

Refinancing After the COVID-19 Mortgage Forbearance Program

By Own Up Staff February 25, 2021

If you’ve been experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 national emergency, you may..

VA Loan Data Study Overview

By Own Up Staff November 11, 2020

As former mortgage bankers, our founders, Patrick Boyaggi and Mike Tassone, are uniquely aware..

Mortgage Refinancing 101

By Own Up Staff June 26, 2020

What is mortgage refinancing?

The process of replacing your existing mortgage with a new one.

Down Payment 101

By Own Up Staff June 26, 2020

What is a down payment? 

The percentage of your home’s purchase price that you pay upfront. It..

Mortgage Insurance 101

By Own Up Staff June 26, 2020

What is mortgage insurance?

Mortgage insurance reimburses the lender if borrowers default on..

For Vets Seeking Home Loans, the Covid-19 Economy is Making It Harder

By Patrick Boyaggi May 20, 2020

This article was originally published at on April 28, 2020.

A home is..

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