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Erin is the Director of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace and a mortgage expert for Zillow. She leads Zillow’s efforts to connect borrowers with lenders, and to empower consumers with the information and tools to make smart decisions about financing homes.

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    Infographic: Why Is 20% Ideal for a Down Payment?

    By putting down 20 percent of a home’s purchase price, you’ll avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI), and your monthly mortgage payments will be lower.

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    Infographic: Mortgage Pre-Approval 101

    Zillow users who meet a lender’s guidelines can receive a mortgage pre-approval letter online and on mobile Web in just minutes.

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    Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage on Zillow

    With limited housing inventory in many markets this spring, home shoppers can expect bidding wars and tough competition, especially for the most desirable homes. But, gaining […]

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    Infographic: What 1% Will Save You on Your Mortgage

    For a $300,000 mortgage with a 20% down payment and a 30-year fixed rate mortgage of 4.5% vs. 5.5%, you can save $52,794 over the life of the loan.

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    What You Need to Know About the New Mortgage Rules

    The basic purpose of the new rules is to help make sure you — the borrower — can afford to repay your mortgage.

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    Infographic: History of Mortgage Rates

    Since 1971, when mortgage rates first started being tracked, they have ranged from a high of 18.63 percent in the early 80′s to a low of […]

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    Zillow Mortgage Marketplace App First to Quote Government-Backed Refis for Underwater Borrowers

    The Zillow Mortgage Marketplace app is the first and only mobile app to provide underwater homeowners with easy access to a marketplace of loan quotes for the HARP and FHA Streamline programs.

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    Zillow to Acquire Mortech to Add Professional Services to Zillow Mortgage Marketplace

    Today, we’re excited to announce we’ve entered into an agreement to acquire Mortech, a mortgage technology company that provides software tools to mortgage professionals.

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    NEW: Zillow Mortgage Marketplace App for iPad

    The Zillow Mortgage Marketplace App for iPad is a new personalized mortgage research and shopping app designed especially for the iPad’s interactive, multi-touch capabilities.

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    Ratings and Reviews: Making the Difference for Lenders

    We often read great pieces about how ratings and reviews on Zillow can have a positive impact on consumers who use them to decide on choosing […]

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    Review Your Lender for a Chance to Win an iPad

    If you’d like to share your experience with your lender and get a chance to win a brand new iPad, submit a review for a lender in Zillow’s directory.

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    5 Tips on Email Marketing for Mortgage Professionals

    The following guest post is written by Jared Nielsen, who works on the business development team at Mortech, based in Lincoln, NE. How fast are you […]

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    Zillow Mortgage Marketplace iPhone App Nominated for Consumer Product of the Year

    Right on the heels of launching the new Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Android App, we’re thrilled to share news that the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace iPhone App has […]

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    Zillow Launches Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Android App

    Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Android App, which provides personalized loan quotes, lender ratings, real-time mortgage rates and mortgage […]

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    Zillow iPhone App Expands; Now Includes Zillow Mortgage Marketplace

    Financing is an integral part of the home-buying process. In June, we launched the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace App as a tool consumers can use to help […]