Underwater Homes, Finding a Vacation Rental, Finding a Good Mortgage Broker or Lender & Applying for a Mortgage

What’s the largest vacation rental marketplace online today?

How can you find a good mortgage broker or lender?

Get answers to these questions by listening to this week’s Ilyce Glink Show. You can click the audio link below to listen to the full show, or download the podcast via iTunes.



On this week’s show I talk to Carl Shepherd, HomeAway’s co-founder and chief development officer, to get a better idea of how HomeAway has become successful so quickly in the online vacation rental market.

More About This Show

Glinkonomics Report [0:57]

The Largest Vacation Rental Marketplace Online [11:31]

Vacation rental properties abound online. But finding good ones isn’t always easy. That’s the problem vacation rental clearinghouse HomeAway set out to fix.

Since its inception in 2005, HomeAway has grown to become the largest online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with more than 1 million properties listed and nearly $12 billion generated for its customers in 2014 alone.

How to Find a Good Mortgage Broker or Lender [29:50]

Finding a good mortgage broker or lender to help you finance your first house can feel like a daunting process.

There are thousands of mortgage lenders in the U.S., and some are better than others. So how do you know whether a mortgage broker or lender is the right fit for you? I have a few tips to share that should help anyone struggling to make that choice. Here’s my advice on finding a good mortgage broker or lender for your first home purchase.

What to Do Before You Apply for a Mortgage [32:51]

It’s a good idea to take a few steps before you apply for a mortgage to help ensure that your lender won’t have any reasons to reject your mortgage application.

The mortgage application process can make or break your dream to buy a house. That’s why you’ll want to do everything in your power to improve the odds that your lender will approve your application before you even begin the process. Here are a few suggestions for things you’ll want to prepare before you apply for a mortgage. They’ll help you get the answer you want from the bank when your new house is on the line.


If you have any questions about this show or in general, email me at questions@thinkglink.com.

Click the audio link below to listen to the full Ilyce Glink Show.

Thanks for listening!

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About Ilyce Glink

Author of 13 books, including the bestselling 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask. Writer of the nationally syndicated column, “Real Estate Matters.” Top-rated radio host in Atlanta. Writer for CBS MoneyWatch.com. Managing editor of the Equifax Personal Finance Blog.
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