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

Can I Get a VA Home Equity Loan with a VA Mortgage?

If you have a VA loan and are wondering how to get equity out of your home, you’re in luck: you can use a home... read more

What Is a Home Equity Loan? Your Guide to When It’s a Good Option

Home equity loan: What is it? A home equity loan is a type of second mortgage that lets you to borrow cash using your home’s... read more

First-Time Homebuyer Programs, Grants and Loans

If you’re buying a house for the first time, there are several programs created specifically to help you achieve homeownership. They include affordable loans, closing... read more

How To Get a High-LTV Home Equity Loan or HELOC

Two popular ways to access the equity you’ve built in your home are home equity loans and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs), both of... read more

How Does Mortgage Preapproval Work?

A mortgage preapproval helps you determine how much you can spend on a home, based on your finances and lender guidelines. Many lenders offer online... read more

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