Author Archives: Kristy Threlkeld

The Morty Report: What the rate hike means for mortgages

Part of our Series: The Morty Report

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.

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The Morty Report: Are We Finally Catching a Break?

Not sure what to do? Ask Robert!We’ll address homebuyer FAQs each week. Submit your question for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter. Email MortyReport@morty.com or find us on Twitter @HiMorty. What to do Want to lower your...

Get HomeReady: An Affordable Mortgage Program You Might Have Missed

Part of Homebuying 101

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…

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The ABCs of ARMs: How Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Work

Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) have surged in popularity, reaching their highest numbers since the Great Recession. Recent volatility in the housing market has made ARMs an attractive option for borrowers seeking low initial interest rates. While better regulated than they once...

The Morty Report: Are We Finally Catching a Break?

Part of our Series: The Morty Report

Not sure what to do? Ask Robert!We’ll address homebuyer FAQs each week. Submit your question for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter. Email MortyReport@morty.com or find us on Twitter @HiMorty. What to do Want to lower your…

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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.

The Morty Report: Affordability down 29%

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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.

The ABCs of ARMs: How Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Work

Part of Homebuying 101

Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) have surged in popularity, reaching their highest numbers since the Great Recession. Recent volatility in the housing market has made ARMs an attractive option for borrowers seeking low initial interest rates. While better regulated than they once…

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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...

Contingent vs. Pending: What’s the Difference?

Part of Homebuying 101

While strolling through your neighborhood (or scrolling through online listings), you might see signs on homes that read “pending” or “contingent.” When a home you’ve been eyeing finds itself in either status, you may wonder if it’s now too late…

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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...

Financial Literacy Resource Roundup

Part of Homebuying 101

Achieving financial literacy is an important goal for anyone who wants to take control of their finances and put themselves on a path to long-term financial wellness. And, it’s especially so for homebuyers in today’s market. “As rates have risen…

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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 Insurance and How Does it Work?

Part of Homebuying 101

When shopping for your mortgage, you may already know some of the one-time costs involved, such as down payment and closing costs. But there are also some recurring costs — like mortgage insurance — that you should get familiar with,…

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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...

Then and Now: The State of Female Homeownership

Part of Customer Stories

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…

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It Actually Pays to Shop For Your Mortgage

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...