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 You Buy Land With a VA Loan?

You can use a VA loan to buy land as long as you plan to build a house on it. For military borrowers, loans backed... read more

New Construction vs. Existing Home: Which Is Right For You?

It’s easy to feel torn when trying to decide between buying a new construction vs. existing home. Building a home that matches your vision of... read more

Best Mortgage Lenders of December 2023

There’s no one-size-fits-all mortgage lender. However, top lenders typically offer great service and loan products that cater to your unique needs. So whether you prefer... read more

Mortgage Interest Rates Forecast for December: When Will Rates Go Down?

The current mortgage interest rates forecast is for rates to remain relatively high throughout December. Mortgage rates spiked over the summer to their highest level... read more

VA Loan Guide: Eligibility, Benefits, Best Lenders and How to Apply

Military service members and veterans earn many special benefits, but one of the most useful is eligibility for a VA loan. This mortgage program features... read more

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