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

How To Get a 100% LTV Home Equity Loan or High-LTV HELOC

One popular way to access the equity you build in your home is by getting a home equity loan, which is a second mortgage that’s... read more

Cash-Out Refinance: How It Works and When It’s a Good Idea

A cash-out refinance allows you to convert your home equity into a lump sum of cash. By borrowing more than you currently owe on your... read more

What Is A Second Mortgage? Rates, Uses and More

A second mortgage is a home loan that allows you to borrow home equity while you already have a current or “first” mortgage on the... read more

The 40-year Mortgage: What You Need to Know

A 40-year mortgage is like a traditional 15- or 30-year mortgage but offers an extended payment term. If a homeowner remains in the property for... read more

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

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