Mortgages

Credit Karma Now Helps Homeowners Save on Their Mortgages

May 16, 2017 By Arun Mohan Buying a home is the biggest financial decision many of us will make in our lifetime. Unfortunately, it has also historically been one of the most confusing, so many people don’t bother to shop around for the best deal on their home loan. As many as half of all homeowners might […]

Everything You Thought You Knew About Millennials May Be Wrong

June 21, 2016 Credit Karma Study Finds 18-34 Year Olds Value American Dream A new survey by Credit Karma finds that contrary to trending criticisms, young people really are interested in “adulting” in pretty traditional ways. They are getting married and buying homes and cars in large numbers. Urban, suburban and rural 18-34 year-olds are […]

The Spirit is Still Willing: Millennial Attitudes to Home Buying in 2015

It’s a well hashed-out narrative in the media today, which deepens with every new home sales report: the average age of first-time homebuyers is rising as Millennials face several obstacles in their path to home ownership. Saving for a down payment has been tougher for Millennials than for their predecessors. According to a survey by […]

15 US Cities With the Highest Amount of Mortgages

Want to own a home? You may want to ditch the big city. We consulted our data to find the US cities where the highest percentage of Credit Karma members had mortgages, and small cities dominated. Of the top 15 cities, none had more than 250,000 residents, and all but three had less than 200,000. […]

15 US Cities With the Lowest Average Mortgage

Where the US cities with the highest average mortgages were all out west, the 15 cities where Credit Karma members had the lowest average mortgage according to our data* spread all over the country: the Midwest, South and Northeast. Despite this geographic diversity, the cities share some commonalities. Median household income falls below the U.S. […]

15 US Cities With the Highest Average Mortgage

If you’re thinking about buying property in California, you might need to see how deep your pockets go. While the Golden State is known for its beaches and endless summers, it’s also home to some of the priciest real estate in the country. According to Credit Karma user data,* of the 15 U.S. cities where […]