Articles by Angelica Leicht

Mortgage Expert

Angelica Leicht is a writer and editor who specializes in everything mortgage-related for Interest.com. Her work has spanned topics that include lending product reviews, interest rate trends, racial biases in mortgage lending and the role of fintech in lending practices, and has appeared in publications such as Interest, The Simple Dollar, Bankrate, The Spruce, Houston Press and VeryWell, among others.

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Touring a Home During COVID-19 May Require Lender Approval

With interest rates historically low, potential homebuyers are anxious to take advantage of bottom-barrel mortgage rates. But, while the housing…

Mortgage Rates for July 6, 2020

If you’ve been looking forward to another mortgage rate drop, you’re in for some good news. Several mortgage rates declined today, in…

Down Payment Assistance Grants: Everything You Need to Know

When purchasing a home, making a sizeable down payment comes with several advantages. You can potentially save on interest because you borrow les…

What Happened to INGDirect.com?

While INGDirect.com was not the first business in the U.S. to offer direct online banking, it offered one of the earliest simple online savings a…

How to Preserve Minority Communities in Metro Areas

Vibrant community centers. Row houses. Local eateries. Taquerias. Streets lined with residents of different nationalities, different races and di…

Missed Mortgage Payments Hit 4.3 Million in May

As the number of coronavirus cases ramps up across the nation, another troubling trend has emerged: About 4.3 million Americans either postponed…

A Guide to Free Subscriptions During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has been interesting, to say the least. Life went from being social to isolating in the blink of an eye as…

The Economic Updates From This Week’s Fed Meeting Mean Good Things for Homebuyers

The Federal Open Markets Committee, or FOMC — which is the part of the Federal Reserve that manages the policies and policymaking regarding the n…