About the Author

Nate Moch is the Group Manager for Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. He oversees the development of the mortgage section of Zillow and is obsessed with improving the mortgage shopping experience and educating consumers. His favorite topics include ways to save on your mortgage, mortgage rate trends, and mortgage basics (like the difference between APR and Rate).

Stories by Nate Moch

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Zillow Jamming With the VP

Last month, Zillow participated in the 21st Century Jobs Data Jam, hosted by Vice President Biden.

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Z Speaker Series: Google's Head Performance Engineer Steve Souders

In today’s fast-paced world, nobody wants to waste their time waiting for a Web page to load.  Having a slow […]

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New Affordability Calculator Widget

We just created a free, new calculator you can add to your site that helps your users figure out how […]

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3 Important Things to Consider When Getting a Loan

If you want to save money on your home loan, it is critical to understand the various limits for loan amounts, down payments, and credit scores.

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Agents: Get Zillow's New Mortgage Calculator Widget

Agents: We’d like to give you a heads up about a new mortgage calculator widget we specifically designed and created […]

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New! City Mortgage Rate Widgets

Show your local expertise by adding city mortgage rates to your site.  The new, city variations of our popular mortgage […]

7 Ways To Save Money On Your Mortgage

Your mortgage payment is most likely your largest monthly expense. But there are ways you can decrease your monthly payment […]

Now Available: Mortgage Rate Widgets by State

Today, we updated our popular mortgage rate widgets so that you can add mortgage rates to your site according to […]

What Does Housing Affordability Mean?

Every week there are new articles published about housing affordability going up or down.  What does that mean and how […]

Plain Vanilla Protection vs. Consumer Education

President Barack Obama recently proposed that all lenders offer “plain vanilla” mortgages so consumers could understand the loan terms and […]

How to Compare Quotes and Trade Off between Interest Rate and Fees

When comparing mortgage quotes, most borrowers focus on two important factors: interest rate and lender fees.  While these two numbers […]

Pre-Qualification versus Pre-Approval?

There have been a number of questions in Zillow Advice recently about the difference between pre-qualifications and pre-approvals.  This article […]


What is the difference between a loan officer, mortgage broker, lender, correspondent lender, mortgage banker, and portfolio lender?

What are the differences between these mortgage professionals and why is it important?  We will try to shed some light […]

What's Your Mortgage I.Q.?

Zillow just released a new mortgage I.Q. quiz widget that lets borrowers test their knowledge of mortgage basics. The quiz is a […]

Quiz: Are you Really Ready for a Mortgage?

Zillow just released a new mortgage I.Q. quiz widget that lets borrowers test their knowledge of mortgage basics. The quiz is a […]

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