Angelica Leicht

Mortgage Researcher

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.

Most Recent

A Homebuyer’s Guide to Record-Low Mortgage Rates in 2020

To say the economy has been tough in 2020 would be an understatement. The coronavirus pandemic has caused significant damage to the job market, w…

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Adding Fuel to America’s Affordable Housing Fire

Finding safe, affordable housing has long been an issue for low- and moderate-income earners across the nation. While many people equate the affo…

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Aid: What To Do if You Can’t Pay Your Mortgage

For the last several months, unemployed Americans have been receiving an extra $600 a week as part of the CARES Acts. Known as…

Mortgage Demand is Dropping Despite Record-Breaking Interest Rates

News about record-breaking mortgage rates has dominated headlines in recent weeks, and for good reason. Rates are currently at near-record lows f…

How Blockchain Technology Could Radically Revolutionize the Mortgage Industry

Hearing the words “blockchain” and “mortgages” in the same sentence may conjure up images of buying homes or properties w…

Current Mortgage Rates for October 2020

Current Mortgage Rates Trends Updated October 23, 2020 30-Year Fixed Rate 3.030%; APR of 3.390%. 15-Year Fixed Rate 2.580%; APR of 2.910%. 5/1 Ad…

Current Refinance Rates for October 2020

Current Mortgage Refinance Rate Trends Updated October 23, 2020 30-Year Fixed Refinance Rate 3.230%; APR of 3.450%. 15-Year Fixed Refinance Rate…

Homebuyers Now Have Another Issue to Contend With: Climate Change

Steep home prices, tightening lending parameters, COVID-19 and now climate change? Potential homebuyers have had plenty of hurdles to clear in re…