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Vacation Home and Investment Property Mortgages

Part of Homebuying 101

Buying another property is a dream for many homeowners. Who wouldn’t want to own an additional home, or even earn income from it?  But getting a mortgage for an investment property or second home is more complicated than getting 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...

A Homebuyer’s Guide to Decoding Mortgage Acronyms

Part of Homebuying 101

The first time you buy a home, you’ll probably run across a fair number of mortgage-industry terms that you haven’t encountered before. If you find yourself stumbling a bit on terms you don’t know or acronyms you don’t understand, you’re…

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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...

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

Part of Home Improvement

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…

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7 Common Home Decorating Mistakes New Homeowners Can Make

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...

Your Final Walkthrough: What to Look For and When to Put on the Brakes

Part of Homebuying 101

You’re almost there, future homeowner! You’ve made a successful offer and sorted out your financing. Your future home appraised well, and it cleared a title search. Now, it’s time for your final walkthrough: one last look around before you officially…

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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...

Morty’s Streamlined, Transparent Home Loan Process.

Part of Customer Stories

How the words ‘Shop & Compare’ saved a homebuyer time and money on her mortgage. At Morty, our mission is to empower first-time homebuyers. We’re sharing our third installment of our Borrower Stories—where real homebuyers who have used Morty chat…

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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...

4 Pieces of Advice First-Time Homebuyers Should Definitely Ignore

Part of Homebuying 101

Letting folks know that you’re looking to buy your first home can open a floodgate of unsolicited advice from friends and loved-ones.  Your Aunt and Uncle bought their home during the Reagan administration, but are now suddenly experts on real…

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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 Reasons Your Home Offer Was Rejected by the Seller

Part of Homebuying 101

You found the perfect home. You walked over the threshold at the open house, took a good look around, and thought to yourself, you know, I really think this could be it. So you checked out the neighborhood, and researched…

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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...

3 Tips For Finding a Home You’ll Love

Part of Homebuying 101

Buying a house can be a great investment in your future financial well-being.  But unlike other financial investments, a house isn’t just a line-item on a balance sheet. When it comes to buying a home, the choice you make will…

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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...

Your First Month “To-Do” List as a Homeowner

Part of Home Improvement

Being a homeowner can make you feel like you’ve got a never-ending ‘To Do’ list. Staying on top of what-needs-doing-now keeps even seasoned homeowners on their toes. If it’s your first month as a homeowner, figuring out what to do…

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7 Common Home Decorating Mistakes New Homeowners Can Make

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...