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7 Common Home Decorating Mistakes New Homeowners Can Make

Part of Home Improvement

DecorAid shares tips on what to buy now, and what to add later. You’ve saved. You’ve methodically shopped around. Now you’re ready to move into the right home for your needs. But one question remains: how do you begin decorating…

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These Paint Colors Can Add Thousands to a Home’s Pricetag

Hoping to add a few dollars to the selling price of your current home? Then it might be time to break out the rollers, brushes, and painter’s tape. According to a recent study by the folks at Zillow, painting your...

It Actually Pays to Shop For Your Mortgage

Part of Customer Stories

Shopping and comparing mortgage rates helped this Pennsylvania homebuyer receive the best possible deal from Morty Thanks to technology, comparison shopping has become more common than ever. From browsing flights to comparing deals on a single pair of headphones, we…

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Then and Now: The State of Female Homeownership

In recent years, women have become a powerful force in homebuying, comprising 19% of homebuyers in the U.S. But this hasn’t always been the case as historically, women and other minority groups have faced systemic discrimination in housing. While women...

Smart Home Buying With a Human Touch.

Part of Customer Stories

After an appraisal gone-wrong, Morty’s knowledgeable mortgage expertise helped a first-time homebuyer get back on track to homeownership. Imagine you finally find the one. After scrupulous saving and tedious house hunting, you finally find the home you plan to build…

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Then and Now: The State of Female Homeownership

In recent years, women have become a powerful force in homebuying, comprising 19% of homebuyers in the U.S. But this hasn’t always been the case as historically, women and other minority groups have faced systemic discrimination in housing. While women...

Real Estate—The “Business of Making Memories” for First-Time Homebuyers

Part of Customer Stories

Morty’s Realtor Advisor shares our passion for helping good people purchase good homes. Our mission at Morty is to empower first-time homebuyers to make smarter financial decisions about their home purchase. Morty is partnering with realtors across the nation who…

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Then and Now: The State of Female Homeownership

In recent years, women have become a powerful force in homebuying, comprising 19% of homebuyers in the U.S. But this hasn’t always been the case as historically, women and other minority groups have faced systemic discrimination in housing. While women...

Putting the Home-Buyer in the Driver’s Seat

Part of Customer Stories

Experienced realtor, Chris Phillis, saved thousands on his mortgage by using Morty. Morty’s online process was quick, straightforward, and seamless.

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Then and Now: The State of Female Homeownership

In recent years, women have become a powerful force in homebuying, comprising 19% of homebuyers in the U.S. But this hasn’t always been the case as historically, women and other minority groups have faced systemic discrimination in housing. While women...

The Psychology of Home Buying: Set Aside Emotions and Focus on the Facts

Part of Homebuying 101

A variety of emotions can motivate homebuyers. Painful factors may include job relocation or a parent moving in due to illness. Some are driven by the hope of promise: an impending family or a dream being realized. One thing most…

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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...

4 Ways Millennials are Transitioning from Renting to Buying

Part of Homebuying 101

Millennials are expected to form 20 million new households by 2025. That indicates a major shift for many 18-34-year-olds: from renting to owning a home. Renters typically need to come up with first, last, and security deposit lock in a…

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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...

4 Tips For How to Plan, Budget and Smartly Purchase Your First Home

Part of Money Matters

If buying a home in 2022, or at any point in the near future, is part of your goals it’s best to get started early. Having clarity regarding your finances and the home buying process can ensure you make more…

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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.

When’s the Best Season to Buy a Home?

Part of Homebuying 101

Pros and Cons of Buying a Home in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter Spring and summer months bring an influx of potential homebuyers. In warmer months, the trees are blooming. Birds are singing. You are not shivering and wearing forty-five…

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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...