Author Archives: Austin Zukerman

How to Buy a House With No Money Down in 2022

Part of Money Matters

Not parting with a chunk of change in the form of a down payment to buy a house — sounds like a dream, right? If you get the chance to put no money down for a home, you might feel…

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The Morty Report: What the rate hike means for mortgages

Some mortgage rates crept above 6% this week, as the market reacted to higher-than-expected inflation data and sought to price in anticipated rate hikes coming out of this week’s Federal Reserve meeting.

How Do You Shop Around for a Mortgage?

Part of Homebuying 101

Does shopping for a mortgage get your nerves in a tangle or give you little fizzes of excitement?  The reality of shopping for a mortgage is that it will feel different than poking through online listings, driving around suitable neighborhoods…

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Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

It’s not easy being a homebuyer in today’s market. If low inventory and high home prices weren’t enough, once record-low mortgage rates have risen to levels not seen since 2008. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider all sorts of...

Debt-to-Income Ratio: What is it and How is it Used by Lenders?

Part of Money Matters

When you are thinking about buying a house, you’re probably envisioning the memories you’ll make in your new home, the great family dinners and nights hanging out with friends. Your thoughts may not initially stray into terms like “debt-to-income (DTI)…

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The Morty Report: What the rate hike means for mortgages

Some mortgage rates crept above 6% this week, as the market reacted to higher-than-expected inflation data and sought to price in anticipated rate hikes coming out of this week’s Federal Reserve meeting.

What is Cash-Out Refinancing and When is it a Good Option?

Part of Money Matters

What would you do with some extra cash in your pocket? Wipe out your credit card debt once and for all? Update your kitchen? Finally finish your basement? Pay off high-interest student loans or personal loans? Refinancing your mortgage with…

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The Morty Report: What the rate hike means for mortgages

Some mortgage rates crept above 6% this week, as the market reacted to higher-than-expected inflation data and sought to price in anticipated rate hikes coming out of this week’s Federal Reserve meeting.

Home Appraisal Checklist for Success

Part of Homebuying 101

When you plan to sell your home, you will most likely want to get as much money out of the sale as possible.  But how do you do that? Your buyer’s mortgage lender orders a home appraisal, which is the…

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Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

It’s not easy being a homebuyer in today’s market. If low inventory and high home prices weren’t enough, once record-low mortgage rates have risen to levels not seen since 2008. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider all sorts of...

Single-Family Homes: Everything You Need to Know

Part of Homebuying 101

What do you envision when you think of homeownership? Arriving home to a bustling condo or townhome community and waving to a friendly neighbor in an adjoining unit? Pulling your car into your own home on a parcel of land…

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Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

It’s not easy being a homebuyer in today’s market. If low inventory and high home prices weren’t enough, once record-low mortgage rates have risen to levels not seen since 2008. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider all sorts of...

How Much Down Payment to Buy a House?

Part of Homebuying 101

When you want to buy a home, you may not know all the details involved, including how much of a down payment you need.  When it comes to mastering a task, such as learning to ride a bike or learning…

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Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

It’s not easy being a homebuyer in today’s market. If low inventory and high home prices weren’t enough, once record-low mortgage rates have risen to levels not seen since 2008. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider all sorts of...

What is Mortgage Forbearance and is it a Good Idea?

Part of Money Matters

Have you ever gotten a bill and immediately wondered how you’ll come up with the money to pay for it? It’s a common situation, especially when you experience financial hardship or an unfortunate job loss. It’s a good rule of…

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The Morty Report: What the rate hike means for mortgages

Some mortgage rates crept above 6% this week, as the market reacted to higher-than-expected inflation data and sought to price in anticipated rate hikes coming out of this week’s Federal Reserve meeting.

What is a Multi-Family Home and is it Right for You?

Part of Homebuying 101

Are you buying your first home? If so, have you considered purchasing a multi-family home? Before you do, you may want to take a look at both the risks and the rewards of investing in multi-family homes. This piece answers…

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Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

It’s not easy being a homebuyer in today’s market. If low inventory and high home prices weren’t enough, once record-low mortgage rates have risen to levels not seen since 2008. It’s enough to inspire anyone to consider all sorts of...