Joe Parsons in the News

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I’m happy to talk about and answer questions about the mortgage and real estate industries with the media. Contact me at and I’ll get back to you promptly.

Is “tight” mortgage credit a myth? The Scotsman’s Guide, May 6, 2016

Don’t Let Refinancing Intimidate you–step up and save Yahoo Homes April 10, 2015

Top 3 Ways Paying The Minimum Credit Card Balance Can Hurt You,, February 17, 2015

How to Get a Home with Less Than Stellar Credit, U.S. News and World Report, Jan 30, 2015

How to Finance a Fixer-Upper,, January 4,2015

The Home Appraisal: Your Key to a Successful Refinance, Investorpedia, April 25, 2014

What you need to know about FHA mortgage insurance,, March 31, 2014

Financing Investment Property for Aspiring Landlords., March 13, 2014

Is it wise to make a down payment lower than 20 percent?, Yahoo! Homes, Jan. 17, 2014

Refinancing? Use this document checklist, MSN Real Estate, Nov. 12, 2013

VA loans are great for refinancing,, Nov. 8, 2013

Top 5 myths about home buying today, Yahoo! Homes, Nov. 5, 2013

3 refinance hurdles and how to jump them,, Oct. 30 2013

How to get a mortgage with less than 20 percent down, Yahoo! Homes, Oct. 11, 2013

4 landmark moves of consumer protection, Bankrate, Sept. 16, 2013

4 landmark moves that backstopped consumers, Yahoo! Finance (also Fox Business), Sept. 16, 2013

Top 4 Myths About Home Buying Today, Real Estate 101 by Chirs Winn (also Wallick and Volk, Sept. 13, 2013

Top 5 Myths About Home Buying Today, Main Street (also, Sept. 9, 2013

Consumer debt shifting around, Deseret News (also, Sept. 3, 2013

3 refinance hurdles and how to jump them, MSN Real Estate, Aug. 26, 2013

Top 3 Ways Paying The Minimum Credit Card Balance Can Hurt You,, Aug. 26 2013

How Credit Score Affects Your Rate,, Aug.23 2013

Smart strategies for shaving years off your mortgage payments, Yahoo! Homes, Aug. 9, 2013

Mortgage Interest Rates Fluctuate Minimally and Remain Low,, Aug. 1, 2013

Secrets Of A Mortgage Loan Officer, Forbes (also Learn Vest), July 17, 2013

Mortgage Refinance with No Closing Costs: Does It Make Sense?, Home Buying Institute, July 15, 2013

Four steps to a speedier mortgage closing, Yahoo! Finance (also Yahoo! Homes), July 8, 2013

How to buy a condo with confidence,, June 28, 2013

Rising Mortgage Rates Are the Least of Buyers’ Worries, Mortgage Architects, June 24, 2013

Rising Mortgage Rates Are the Least of Buyers’ Worries, Bloomberg, June 21, 2013

What is a cash-out refinance loan?,, June 13, 2013

What is Rapid Rescoring and How Can it Help Me?, Credit Sesame, June 4, 2013

The new home equity loans,, May 24, 2013

4 Biggest Myths Behind Debt Consolidation,, May 23, 2013

Smaller shops to grab back market share with service, competence, Mortgage Professional America, May 20, 2013

Refinance at 3.2 percent? One homeowner did it., Yahoo Homes, May 10, 2013

Help your clients beat cash investors on home purchases, Mortgage Professional America, May 7, 2013

5 Tips for Buying a Home When You Have Student Loan Debt., May 3, 2013

Drought in Professionals Will Not End Soon, Credit Union Times, May 1, 2013

Qualify me,, April 27, 2013

Here’s what you need to do to make sure you qualify for a loan,, April 24, 2013

Credit Unions Should Look Outside the Box for Housing Finance Talent, Exec Says, Credit Union Times, April 17, 2013

First Time Buyers: I think we should wait…, Real Estate & Mortgage Blogging Community, March 22, 2013

Want to thank a veteran?, Real Estate & Mortgage Blogging Community, March 15, 2013

Strategies for the Spring Housing Scrum:, Feb. 28, 2013

FHA streamline refinance: The easiest way to refi?,, Feb. 11, 2013

Mortgages can be expensive, Smart Real Estate Investing, Jan. 21, 2013

Insider Secrets to the Best Mortgage, Help in Relationships, Jan. 19, 2013

Rushing Into a Mortgage Can Prove Costly, New York Times, Jan. 18, 2013

Jumping Over The Mortgage Hurdles When You’re Self-Employed,, Jan. 17, 2013

How to Play the Mortgage Game if You’re Self-Employed, U.S. News and World Report, Jan. 15, 2013

Making sense of mortgage fees, Orange County Register, Jan. 10, 2013

Glass-Steagall 2.0: The Past, Present and Future of Financial Regulations, Nerd Wallet, Dec. 21, 2012

Insider secrets to the best mortgage rate, Yahoo Homes, Dec. 14, 2012

Rapid rescoring: ‘Black art’ or legitimate service?,, Oct. 16, 2012

9 Tips On Buying A Second Home, Business Insiders, Oct. 13, 2012

Dreaming Of A Second Home? These 9 Tips Can Make It A Reality, Investing Answers, Oct. 11, 2012

Senior Smarts: How to stay sharp and engaged as we age, The Monthly, October 2012

Lenders now demand bank-deposit documentation,, Sept. 27, 2012

Refinancing? Use this document checklist,, Sept. 17, 2012

I keep hearing mortgage rates are the lowest they’ve ever been. Why can’t I get a refinance at a rock-bottom rate?, Nerd Wallet, Aug. 13, 2012

How to jump over 3 refinance hurdles,, Aug. 13, 2012

FHA streamline refinance: Do you pass ‘the test’?,, July 19, 2012

A Rapid Rescore can Fix Your Credit Score in a Hurry, Fox Business, July 3, 2012

Battling the Banks: WHO’S TO BLAME?, Rock & Drool, Nov. 20, 2011