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

Is it better to rent or buy? This is a common question among consumers considering homeownership. To answer it, you’ll need to look at your current financial situation, long-term plans, and personal goals. Homeownership isn’t for everyone, and t... read more

What Is a Jumbo Loan?

A jumbo loan is a mortgage for homes that exceed conventional conforming loan limits. For 2022, the conforming loan limit is $647,200 in most parts of the U.S., while borrowers in high-cost areas can get conforming loans up to $970,800. These limits... read more

Getting a cosigner for a mortgage may strengthen your loan application and allow you to buy a home if you have bad credit, a short credit history, or a lot of debt. The cosigner won’t appear on the house’s title, but their income and credit can ... read more

Home foreclosure is the legal process that allows a lender to take possession of a property if the borrower fails to pay their mortgage. The home foreclosure process includes multiple stages, beginning when the home loan becomes delinquent and endin... read more

You may have heard the term “short sale” in real estate and wonder what are short sales and what’s involved. In a short sale, the owners sell a home for less than they owe on the mortgage. A short sale allows them to avoid foreclosure and have... read more

What Is an Open House?

When it comes to selling your home quickly, holding an open house is one of the most effective tools around. Simply put, an open house is where you open up your home for a specified period of time to prospective buyers to view the property. The idea... read more

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