mortgage Stories November 23, 2015

Google adds mortgages to its Compare suite in California, more states to follow

We told you early this year that Google added a mortgage calculator to Search, and now the company is taking things a step further. As was first mentioned by Google all the way back in May of this year, Google Compare for U.S. mortgages has now launched in California — with more states to follow…

Google Compare for mortgages provides a seamless, intuitive experience that connects lenders with borrowers online. Whether you’re a national lender or one local to California, people searching for mortgages on their smartphone or desktop computer can now find you, along with a real-time, apples-to-apples comparison of rate quotes from other lenders — all in as little as a minute.

You can head over to the Compare site to check out the new tool, and if you reside in California, you can actually use it. If you’re not one of the lucky souls that lives in the Golden State, you can of course use the quick mortgage calculator in search.

mortgage Stories February 3, 2015

A built-in mortgage calculator is now rolling out to Google Search

A new feature is rolling out to Google Search that puts a smart mortgage calculator right at the top of results for certain search terms (via Search Engine Land). Specifically, the above interactive quick answer will show up for search terms such as mortgage calculator, loan interest calculator, interest calculator, and many others. Personally, we couldn’t get it to show up yet.

After you fill in the mortgage amount, interest rate, and mortgage period, the little widget will spit out the total cost of the mortgage as well as what the monthly payment would be. The feature was first being tested a couple of months ago, but it appears that many Google users across the net are now seeing it live.

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