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How You Can Get Your Free Official Mortgage Review - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Getting a mortgage involves a huge investment of your time and energy. But when you get the keys at closing and take that first step through your front door, you’re far from done.

Rain or shine, your mortgage payment needs to be paid. What some people might not know, though, is that your mortgage can be managed. And, the better it’s managed, the better off you’ll be financially in both the short and long term.

That’s where an annual mortgage review comes into play. Quicken Loans offers an annual mortgage review that takes into account several factors, which we’ll get into in a minute. In short, it’s an assessment of your monthly mortgage payment that starts with one big question:

Are you still in the right position for the mortgage you have?

If you answer no, the good news is something can usually be done about it.

Think of your annual mortgage review as an annual checkup for your financial health. To stay healthy, you (hopefully) pay your doctor a visit once a year. While you’re there, he or she does an overall physical to make sure you’re in working order. They also run labs to take a closer look at what’s going on behind the scenes. A mortgage review works the same way for you and your home.


When you call one of our mortgage experts, we take an overall look at the term of your loan, the payment you make, the taxes you pay and the insurance coverage you have. We’ll also check your credit and the value of your home. Based on those factors, we develop a treatment plan for you and your mortgage (if necessary) that includes several options.

When should you get a mortgage review? It all depends on what’s going on in your life. An annual mortgage review is always a great idea, but some other factors might make it worth your while as well. Things like the birth of a child, a divorce or a promotion can lead to big financial changes in your life. Looking into how those life events affect your mortgage is another great reason to have it checked out.

What’s a Mortgage Review?

A mortgage review is exactly what it sounds like. When you call, a mortgage expert will work with you to look over your monthly payment in detail. Those factors I mentioned earlier include your credit, mortgage insurance and your income. Based on those factors, and whether or not it’s beneficial, we’ll discuss the options available. If there are opportunities to save you money on your mortgage, we’ll find them. And when we do, you’ll know what they are and how much of a difference we can make in your monthly payment.

Shorten Your Term

Let’s say you’re paying $1000 a month at 5.6% and you have 15 years left on your mortgage. What if you could pay the same amount in mortgage payments, lower your interest rate and cut years off the remainder of your term?

That’s just a rough example, but a mortgage review can uncover opportunities just like that. Shortening the term of your mortgage can get you closer to living life without a mortgage payment that much quicker. Who wouldn’t want that?

Lower Your Interest Rate

There are plenty of reasons you might want to lower the interest rate on your mortgage payment. Some people refinance so they can pay off credit card interest over time, or to invest in a retirement fund. No matter what goals you aim to achieve, lowering your interest rate puts money back in your pocket. The best way to find out if that money can be put to work for you? You guessed it: Your annual mortgage review.

Lowering your interest rate is simple. It leads to a lower monthly payment, and as a result, you’re able to free up cash every month for other things.

Cash Out

If you have more than 20% equity in your home, you might be a good candidate for a cash out loan. If you have a child going to college, a wedding to pay for, you want update your home, or even if you want to pay off high-interest credit cards, a cash out option is a great way to get a low interest loan to pay off expenses.

Mortgage Insurance

Let’s use an imaginary family, the Smiths, for this example. The Smiths, when they bought their home, had to take out Private Mortgage Insurance, which added $300 a month to their monthly mortgage payment. For years, they’ve been paying that extra $300, knowing that someday they will build enough equity in their home to eliminate that expense. They go on living their lives, happy in their home until that happens.

Now let’s take another family, the Joneses. The Joneses, after reading a very informative Zing Blog post about annual mortgage reviews (ahem), spoke to a mortgage expert at Quicken Loans. After a quick appraisal, they learned that their property value increased enough to move their loan-to-value ratio below 80%. Their PMI was eliminated, and they had a nice little chunk of change in their pocket every month.

Stay On Top of It All

Your health is one of the most important things you can manage. And, with the help of a doctor, it can be one of the easiest. They can help you stay on track for a healthy lifestyle, and if you’ve got any issues, they can help remedy them. They want to see you succeed and live a long and healthy life.

The same is true for Quicken Loans and your mortgage. We’re more than the company who manages your mortgage. We’re the company that empowers you to make the most of the resources available to you.

The same way you check in with your doctor to make sure your health is in tip-top shape, you can check in with us to make sure your mortgage is operating at optimum performance.

Call (800) 251-9080 today and get the conversation started. After all, you pay a mortgage every month, but if it meant saving you money, why not get a mortgage review every year?

This Post Has 14 Comments

    1. Hi Martin:

      We can certainly help you look into your options. If you would like to get started online, you can do so at Rocket Mortgage. You can also give our Home Loan Experts a call at (888) 980-6716. Have a great day!

  1. Never use these people. Closing costs and rates are not competitive. They will call you incessantly, even after you tell them you decided to work with someone else

    1. Hi Chris:

      I’m going to get this to our team to look into your situation. I’m sorry to hear you feel this way. We do feel our rates are competitive, but certainly respect your decision to shop around and go elsewhere. Thanks for reaching out and and I do apologize for your experience.

    1. Hi Mary:

      The fees associated with any loan are based on a variety of things including the loan type, the loan amount and the way the loan is structured. For example, you can work with us to build costs into the loan amount to minimize closing costs as much as possible if you want. Every situation is different, so it really depends on the individual.

      If you would like to go over your options online you can do so with Rocket Mortgage. Otherwise, one of our home loan experts will be happy to walk through your situation if you give us a call at (888) 980-6716.


  2. Am I eligible for this mortgage review? I just refinanced in September 2017 @ 3.99%. Do you have any lower rates?


    1. Hi A:

      You can certainly speak with one of our home loan experts by calling (888) 980-6716. I can tell you that you won’t find a rate much lower than 3.99% anda that may or may not make sense by the time you factor in loan costs. But it never hurts to have a conversation.

  3. I don’t know why yall keep lying to about getting a loan because one minute am approve and the very next day. am not so do us both a favor and don’t seen me any more of your lies
    .And yall have a very nice day
    … Sincerely .Martin Phelps

    1. Hi Martin:

      I’m sorry to hear you’ve had this experience with us. I’m going to have someone reach out from our client relations team to see if we can get it turned around for you. Thanks for reaching out!

      Kevin Graham

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