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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).

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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 site can decrease the number of […]

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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 much they can afford.  The new […]

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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 for you to use on your […]

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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 rate tables and charts offers up-to-the-minute […]

  6. 7 Ways To Save Money On Your 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 and pay off your loan faster. […]

  7. Now Available: Mortgage Rate Widgets by State

    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 state. So, if you live in […]

  8. What Does Housing Affordability Mean?

    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 can it help you decide whether […]

  9. Plain Vanilla Protection vs. Consumer Education

    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 the risks associated with the mortgages.  […]

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

    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 together describe the cost of a […]

  11. Pre-Qualification versus Pre-Approval?

    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 attempts to provide a brief explanation […]

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    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 on their roles and how they […]

  13. What's Your Mortgage I.Q.?

    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 fun way for home shoppers and  […]

  14. Quiz: Are you Really Ready for a Mortgage?

    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 fun way for home shoppers and  […]

  15. Should I be concerned about my bank selling my mortgage?

    Should I be concerned about my bank selling my mortgage?

    Many borrowers prefer getting their mortgage from the corner bank because they know exactly who is giving them the loan and who will be servicing their […]