Sign up Today for the LendingTree Home Buying Guide

Released  May 12, 2008
By Megan Greuling

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 12, 2008 – Starting today, interested homebuyers can get their hands on helpful information through the all-new ‘LendingTree Guide to Buying Your Next Home’ email series. The educational series was created to help prospective buyers find and purchase their next dream home while navigating today’s soft real estate market. To sign up, please visit and click on the link in the ‘Find a Home’ section.

This email series was specifically created with information to assist home buyers in today’s confusing marketplace. Helpful tips, checklists, interactive tools and articles come packaged in six individual emails. Specific advice-driven article topics include “credit score and down payment ‘must haves’ for today’s market”, “bargaining chips in a buyer’s market”, “where to shop for a mortgage in today’s credit crunch”, and much more. All articles are geared towards helping homebuyers get great deals and face the least amount of surprises through the buying process.

“The rules have changed in today’s homebuying market and it’s more important than ever to get the facts straight before buyers start house hunting,” says Nicole Hall, LendingTree Smart Borrower editor-in-chief. “This new educational series will help homebuyers get ready to purchase a home, to negotiate a great deal and to get a mortgage with a historically low interest rate, all important topics to understand in today’s buyer’s market.”

The Home Buying Guide email series includes the following six subjects that will be delivered weekly upon user sign up:

• Home Purchase Planning
• Find a REALTOR® and Find a Home
• Negotiating a Winning Deal
• Applying for a Mortgage and Choosing Your Lender
• Finalizing Your Home Purchase
• Tips for Closing Day

The new ‘Guide to Buying Your Next Home’ email series is an extension of the LendingTree Smart Borrower initiative that began in 2004. The cornerstone of the LendingTree financial literacy program is the Smart Borrower Center found at This Web site is an online education resource that helps navigate the often-confusing world of credit, debt and loans.

To sign up for the ‘LendingTree Guide to Buying Your Next Home’ email series, please visit and click on the link in the ‘Find a Home’ section.

About LendingTree, LLC

LendingTree, LLC is the nation’s number one online lending exchange, providing a marketplace that connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 23 million loan requests and $185 billion in closed loan transactions. LendingTree provides access to mortgages and refinance loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, auto loans, personal loans, credit cards and high-yield savings accounts via and 800-555-TREE.

Launched in 1998 with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, LendingTree, LLC also owns and operates LendingTree Loans sm, LendingTree Settlement Services, LLC, GetSmart®, and LendingTree, LLC is an operating company of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).