Deborah Kearns

Deborah Kearns

  • • 15+ years of experience as an award-winning journalist and communicator
  • • Work has appeared in The New York Times, Associated Press, USA Today, CNBC, and dozens of other major news outlets and personal finance websites
  • • Currently a mortgage analyst/reporter with


Deborah has been writing and editing for more than 15 years in diverse roles across traditional news and corporate communications. For the past 10 years, she has covered the housing and mortgage industries for professionals and consumers. She is driven by finding creative, compelling ways to tell stories and provide readers with clear solutions and actionable takeaways. Deborah is curious, persistent, and driven to create work that's meaningful, helpful and, above all, memorable.


Deborah received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Florida, and earned her Master of Arts in Public Relations from Ball State University.

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"I want to empower people to make savvy decisions in all aspects of their lives. Whether it's buying a house, planning for retirement, regaining control over finances, or becoming more financially literate, people are hungry for financial education. And it's rewarding to help them through my storytelling."

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  1. PM Mortgage News

    Existing-Home Sales Backtrack in April

    Existing-home sales took a hit in April from a trifecta of rising home prices, increasing interest rates and a lack of homes ...
  2. PM Mortgage News

    Mortgage Applications Drop Again; New Home Sales Falter in April

    Mortgage applications took another hit as rates rose last week. Also, new-home sales fell in April, but not as much as expected.
  3. PM Mortgage News

    Mortgage Applications Fall (Again) Before Rate Spike

    Borrowers continue their retreat from applying for mortgages despite falling rates. And with big spikes in rates this week, ...
  4. PM Mortgage News

    Mortgage Applications Recede Despite Falling Rates

    Mortgage applications fell again. Meanwhile, more Americans say now is still a good time to buy a home despite sellers having ...
  5. PM Mortgage News

    Smaller Cities Could Face Impending Housing Crisis

    As more Americans move inland in search of affordable housing, smaller cities are struggling to keep up with increasing rents ...
  6. PM Mortgage News

    Surging Home Prices, Mortgage Rates Dampen Mortgage Applications

    Mortgage applications took another hit as home prices and mortgage rates continue to rise, with no signs of letting up any ...
  7. PM Mortgage News Top 5 Toughest Housing Markets for Millennial Buyers

    Millennials are flocking to some surprising cities in droves, but they're finding it harder to buy a home amid rising prices ...
  8. Mortgage Guide

    How Much Money Do I Need to Put Down on a Mortgage?

    When you buy a home, one of the biggest up-front expenses is the down payment.
  9. PM Mortgage News

    New Home Sales Rise; Weekly Mortgage Applications Falter

    It's a mixed bag in housing news today. New home sales rose 4%, but weekly mortgage applications lost steam as interest rates ...
  10. PM Mortgage News

    Existing Home Sales Rise in March but Lag Last Year's Levels

    The spring selling season is helping to boost sales activity, but year-over-year activity is down due to rising prices and ...
  11. PM Mortgage News

    Mortgage Applications Jump 4.9% as Rates Hold Steady

    Steady interest rates gave homebuyers a boost of confidence to jump into the housing market.
  12. PM Mortgage News

    Millennials Leading Growth of New Home Buyers

    New data show that millennials are leading all age groups in homeownership rate gains. They're poised to drive housing demand ...
  13. PM Mortgage News

    Weekly Mortgage Applications Report for April 10

    Mortgage applications declined week over week as potential buyers react to climbing interest rates and home prices.
  14. PM Mortgage News

    Hidden Costs Surprise Home Sellers: Zillow

    While rising home prices are giving sellers the upper hand in many markets, there are plenty of hidden costs involved with ...
  15. PM Mortgage News

    Mortgage Credit Tightens in March

    Homebuyers had less access to mortgage credit in March, indicating that investors are tightening the lending reins.
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