Deborah Kearns

Managing Editor

Deborah Ball Kearns is managing editor of mortgages at LendingTree as well as LendingTree-owned websites MagnifyMoney and ValuePenguin. She’s a veteran journalist and corporate communicator with more than 15 years of experience and a passion for all things real estate.

Prior to joining LendingTree, Deborah was a real estate editor and mortgage reporter for Bankrate. She also served as Bankrate’s go-to authority on housing and mortgages, appearing as a spokesperson for television, print and radio interviews.

Previously, Deborah covered housing and mortgage news as a freelance writer and a staff writer at NerdWallet. She also spent nearly eight years as a senior editor of corporate communications at RE/MAX World Headquarters. She began her career as a cops beat reporter at The Gainesville Sun. Deborah’s work has appeared in numerous top-tier media outlets, such as the Associated Press, New York Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, CNBC, Time, MarketWatch, Denver Post, Realtor.com, Alaska Magazine, Country Living and more.

Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and a master’s degree in public relations from Ball State University. She is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

She lives in Denver with her husband and two children.

Articles by Deborah Kearns

How to Refinance a Mortgage

Refinancing a mortgage involves replacing your current home loan with a new one. Homeowners might refinance to get a lower interest rate, shorter loan term... read more

How to Find the Right Home Repair Grant

Paying for major home repairs and improvements can be a challenge for low- to moderate-income homeowners. That’s why government agencies offer home repair grants, which... read more