Aly Yale

Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and journalist from Houston, covering real estate, mortgage and finance topics. See my current work in Forbes, The Motley Fool, Money Magazine, The Balance and Bankrate. Past gigs: The Dallas Morning News, NBC, Radio Disney and PBS.


Articles by Aly Yale


Over 1 million borrowers can still save cash by refinancing

Over 1 million borrowers can still save cash by refinancing

Posted on: May 9, 2022

The average rate on 30-year loans hit 5.11% last week — that’s 200 basis points (2%) higher than at the start of 2022 and the highest rate in over a […]


The Fed is meeting next week. Will it send mortgage rates higher?

The Fed is meeting next week. Will it send mortgage rates higher?

Posted on: April 28, 2022

Higher mortgage rates are likely in the cards The Federal Reserve is set to have its third meeting of the year next week, and for hopeful mortgage borrowers, it’s probably […]


Fed indicates rate hike, but mortgage rates are murkier

Fed indicates rate hike, but mortgage rates are murkier

Posted on: March 10, 2022

A rate hike is “appropriate” The Federal Reserve is poised to raise rates at its March 15-16 meeting — the first of seven possible rate hikes expected this year. The […]


What Is a VA Loan? | Rates & Guidelines 2022

What Is a VA Loan? | Rates & Guidelines 2022

Posted on: February 2, 2022

The VA home loan program is one of the lowest-cost, most valuable mortgage loan options currently available.


What is a GI Home Loan? | Rates & Requirements 2022

What is a GI Home Loan? | Rates & Requirements 2022

Posted on: February 2, 2022

While there isn’t a GI Bill home loan, there is a mortgage program for military home buyers — and it’s one of the best home loan programs on the market.


VA Home Loan Lenders | How to Find and Choose a VA Lender 2022

VA Home Loan Lenders | How to Find and Choose a VA Lender 2022

Posted on: February 2, 2022

Choosing the right VA lender is incredibly important. Not only does it impact your VA home loan experience but it also influences your costs.


What is a good debt-to-income ratio for a VA loan?

What is a good debt-to-income ratio for a VA loan?

Posted on: October 22, 2021

Your debt-to-income ratio plays a big role in the VA loan process. It will determine whether you qualify, the size of the loan you can get, and the amount of […]


VA Refinance: The Complete Guide | Rates & Requirements 2022

VA Refinance: The Complete Guide | Rates & Requirements 2022

Posted on: September 29, 2021

A VA refinance can come with a number of significant benefits, many of which save you money both now and in the long run.