Deborah Kearns

Deborah Kearns is Director of Communications with Finance of America Companies. Previously, she led content, social media and public relations for Finance of America Mortgage. In her current role, Deborah oversees all internal and external communications for the enterprise business.

Deborah has nearly 20 years of experience in journalism and corporate communications. Previously, she was managing editor of mortgages at LendingTree. In prior roles, she was a media spokesperson and mortgage reporter/editor with Bankrate and covered mortgages as a staff writer at NerdWallet. Deborah spent nearly eight years as senior editor of corporate communications at RE/MAX World Headquarters. Her byline has appeared in The New York Times, MarketWatch, CNBC, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, MSN, Yahoo Finance and other major news outlets.

Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in public relations from Ball State University. She lives in Denver with her husband and two children.

Articles by Deborah Kearns

A first-time homebuyer class helps you learn about the ins and outs of the homebuying process and what it means to be a homeowner. Even if your mortgage lender or homebuyer assistance program doesn’t require you to attend a homebuyer education co... read more

One of the most significant issues first-time homebuyers face is how to save for a down payment on a house. Saving a substantial amount of money may be challenging when it seems like you need your entire paycheck to cover the basics like rent, food,... read more

If you’re buying a home in a rural community, you might qualify for a USDA loan. These loans are guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and offer an affordable homeownership path to low- and moderate-income borrowers in approved r... read more

Buying a home for the first time could be a smart money move. After all, there are many benefits to homeownership, including the potential to build generational wealth and provide a safe place to live for your family. But because there are so ma... read more

A fix-and-flip loan is short-term funding that real estate investors use to buy a property that they fix up and resell for a profit. This is known as “house flipping.” Fix-and-flip loans can include funding for the property and renovation expens... read more

Making eco-friendly improvements to your home can be good for the environment – and your wallet. If you’re looking for ways to go green at home, it’s worth considering eco-friendly home upgrades like installing energy-efficient doors, windows,... read more

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