About The Mortgage Reports
Launched in 2004, The Mortgage Reports was one of the first mortgage blogs on the internet. It started as a loan officer’s blog that helped drive personal business. By the early 2010s the website was nationally known for its in-depth coverage of mortgage and real estate news, plus why it matters to the everyday mortgage shopper. This was not your typical finance website. It was practical, useful, and focused not on industry professionals but the typical home buyer and homeowner.
Over the years, the website grew to a readership of millions per year. In 2014, it was acquired by Full Beaker, Inc., a consumer-focused online media company, which runs and manages the site today.
Tim Lucas, Managing Editor
Tim Lucas spent 11 years in the mortgage industry helping thousands of families buy and refinance real estate. He now continues that mission as Managing Editor of The Mortgage Reports. His real-world experience brings practical and helpful insights to the audience. Tim has been featured in national publications such as Time, U.S. News and World Report, MSN, Scotsman Guide, and more.
Gina Pogol, Associate Editor
With more than 10 years in the mortgage industry, and another 10 years writing about it, Gina Pogol brings a wealth of knowledge to The Mortgage Reports as its Associate Editor. Gina works with a team of world-class real estate and finance writers to bring timely and helpful news and advice to the audience. Her specialty is helping consumers understand complex and intimidating topics.
Erik J. Martin has written on real estate, business, tech and other topics for Reader's Digest, AARP The Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and his blog, Martinspiration.
Dan Green is an expert on topics of money. He has been featured in The Washington Post, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, and others.
Rob Chrisman has a 27-year history in the mortgage banking industry. He publishes a widely-read daily mortgage market and economic commentary at robchrisman.com.
Andrew Penner has worked in the real estate and mortgage industry for over three years. He is the Marketing Director at Total Mortgage Services, a nationwide lender based in Milford, Connecticut.
Chris Birk is a former journalist and author of “The Book on VA Loans: An Essential Guide to Maximizing Your Home Loan Benefits.” He is also the content development director for Veterans United Home Loans.
Barbara Ballinger is a freelance journalist and former senior editor for the National Association of REALTORS®. She has co-authored 15 books, interviewed Martha Stewart, and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show as a home remodeling expert.
Peter G. Miller, author of The Common Sense Mortgage, is a real estate writer syndicated in more than 125 newspapers nationwide. Peter has been featured on Oprah, the Today Show, Money Magazine, CNN and more. Follow Peter on Twitter.
Erik Sherman has written about business, technology, and personal finance for the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, Forbes.com, Inc.com, and many other publications.
Joe Farr is a 20-year veteran of the mortgage industry. He is MBSQuoteline's Director of Sales and Marketing. For up-to-the-minute MBS prices throughout the day, go to mbsquoteline.com.
Pete Gerardo is a business writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times and numerous trade magazines. Connect with Pete on LinkedIn.
Mark Greene is a 25-year veteran of the mortgage origination industry and now writes about the inner workings of the industry for Forbes.
Dahna Chandler is an award-winning business and finance journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing for major media outlets. She is passionate about helping consumers thrive financially and reach their wealth objectives.
Dan Rafter has written about mortgage topics for more than 20 years. His stories have appeared in the Washington Post, Wise Bread, the Motley Fool, Fox Business, and more.
Francine L. Huff is a freelance journalist, author and educator who covers financial topics for major media outlets. She has appeared on TV and radio shows, and is available for speaking engagements. Follow Francine on Twitter.
Lee Nelson is a Chicago-based writer whose work has appeared on Realtor.org, Yahoo! Homes, MyMortgageInsider.com, and more.
Mark Henricks writes about finance, business and other topics. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times and many other publications.
Michele Lerner, author of New Home 101, is an award-winning freelance journalist with more than two decades of experience. Her work appears in The Washington Post, New Home Source, Fox Business, MSN, Yahoo, Realtor.com, and more.