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About Karen Rodriguez

Karen Rodriguez

Karen Rodriguez

Staff Writer, New American Funding

In her diverse freelance journey, Karen has taken on various roles that greatly inspired and fueled her growth. From creating digital products for websites and content strategy, she remains dedicated to continuous learning within the industry. In her current role, Karen writes about housing and lending at New American Funding.

Posts by Karen Rodriguez

Spring 2024 Housing Trends: Prices, Equity, and Impact

As we enter the bustling spring housing market, potential homebuyers face a common hurdle: sticker shock. Home prices have risen. Here's what it means for you.

Tackling High-Interest Debt: The Power of Mortgage Refinancing

For many homeowners burdened with high-interest debt, finding a way to alleviate the financial strain can feel like an uphill battle. However, an increasingly popular strategy is mortgage refinancing.

Embracing Diversity: New American Funding's Commitment to Mirroring Communities We Serve

In today's rapidly evolving nation, companies recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in their workforce. At New American Funding, a leading mortgage lender, we stand at the forefront of this movement, actively embracing the concept of mirroring the communities we serve.

Real Estate Market Forecast for Spring: Hot, Hot, Hot!

As we move through 2024, the real estate market shows no signs of slowing down. The market remains hot, with homes selling quickly and inventory levels at record lows.

FHA Loan Limits 2024: Updated Guidelines & Requirements

Discover the latest FHA loan limits for 2024 and secure your dream home with ease. Don't miss out on these affordable financing options.

Escrow in Mortgages: What You Need to Know

Buying a home is an exciting process with many moving pieces to consider along the way, including escrow accounts. This guide will provide all the information you need about mortgage escrow, including how they work, who manages them, and the benefits and drawbacks of having one.

4 Key Qualities to Seek in a Mortgage Lender

Choosing the right mortgage lender is pivotal not just in the initial homebuying journey but throughout the entire mortgage experience, impacting both the financial aspects of purchasing a home and the ongoing interactions with your lender

Is Now the Best Time for First-Time Homebuyers in 2024?

At the start of a new year, we are presented with fresh opportunities, and one important question in the housing realm is whether to buy or rent a home. Let's explore the factors to consider when making the right housing decision in the new year.

2024: The Year to Organize Your Space and Ace Your Real Estate Race

"New year, new me" – how many times have we heard that one? But in 2024, it's not just about reinventing ourselves; it's about reorganizing our spaces. And for those in the real estate game, be it buyers, sellers, or dreamers, staying organized isn't just a nicety; it's a necessity.

Offering Incentives in 2024 Could Help Your Home Sell Faster

The real estate market today presents unique challenges and opportunities for sellers. Offering strategic incentives can greatly enhance the appeal of your property to potentially fuel a quicker and more profitable sale.

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