Rene Bermudez

Staff Writer

  • Expertise: Mortgages, personal finance
  • Education: Reed College


Rene Bermudez is a staff writer at LendingTree, where she covers mortgages and personal finance.

Before joining LendingTree, she worked as an independent writer, editor and researcher. Her experience includes investigative work with The Nation Institute, work in the life sciences with Language Scientific, collaborations around digital rights and cultures with Prof. Ramesh Srinivasan of UCLA’s Department of Information Studies and e-commerce coverage for Verifone.

Rene has a bachelor’s degree in Classics (Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies) from Reed College.

Articles by Rene Bermudez

5/1 ARM Loans: What You Should Know

A 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) loan may be worth considering if you’re looking for a low monthly payment and don’t plan to stay in your... read more

FHA Loan Closing Costs: What They Are and How Much You’ll Pay

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) makes it easier to get a mortgage than other popular types of financing. The catch: Lenient borrowing requirements mean extra... read more

FHA Loan vs. Conventional Loan

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you’re probably trying to decide between an FHA loan and a conventional loan. Both offer paths to homeownership that don’t... read more

How to Buy a Duplex

Buying a duplex isn’t that much more complicated than buying a single-family home, but you’ll need to make a major decision before you can choose... read more

2023 Florida First-Time Homebuyer Programs  

Florida offers first-time homebuyers a number of programs to help them make the leap into homeownership. To qualify for these programs — which can offer... read more

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