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What to keep an eye on as home sales fall and prices rise

Part of our Series: The Morty Report

Existing home sales fell 3.4% in May while the median home price rose above $400,000 for the first time, according to data just released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Despite the headlines, these numbers aren’t necessarily a reason to panic.

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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.

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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National Homeownership Month: 5 tips for Homebuyers in a Competitive Market

Homeownership is an enduring component of the American Dream – a benchmark Americans have measured success and well-being against for years. June marks the celebration of National Homeownership Month (NHM), dedicated to honoring those notions and celebrating the ways homeownership benefits families and communities across America.

The Morty Report: Are We Finally Catching a Break?

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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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What to keep an eye on as home sales fall and prices rise

Existing home sales fell 3.4% in May while the median home price rose above $400,000 for the first time, according to data just released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Despite the headlines, these numbers aren’t necessarily a reason to panic.

The Morty Report: Affordability down 29%

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What to keep an eye on as home sales fall and prices rise

Existing home sales fell 3.4% in May while the median home price rose above $400,000 for the first time, according to data just released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Despite the headlines, these numbers aren’t necessarily a reason to panic.

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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National Homeownership Month: 5 tips for Homebuyers in a Competitive Market

Homeownership is an enduring component of the American Dream – a benchmark Americans have measured success and well-being against for years. June marks the celebration of National Homeownership Month (NHM), dedicated to honoring those notions and celebrating the ways homeownership benefits families and communities across America.

The Morty Report Makes Sense of a Wild Week

Part of our Series: The Morty Report

Mortgage rates change quickly – and last week was no exception. Read what happened with the market, along with key takeaways from Wednesday’s Fed meeting and what it could mean for you in the long run.

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What to keep an eye on as home sales fall and prices rise

Existing home sales fell 3.4% in May while the median home price rose above $400,000 for the first time, according to data just released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Despite the headlines, these numbers aren’t necessarily a reason to panic.

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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National Homeownership Month: 5 tips for Homebuyers in a Competitive Market

Homeownership is an enduring component of the American Dream – a benchmark Americans have measured success and well-being against for years. June marks the celebration of National Homeownership Month (NHM), dedicated to honoring those notions and celebrating the ways homeownership benefits families and communities across America.

The Morty Report: All Eyes on Affordability

Part of our Series: The Morty Report

April 22, 2022. Rising rates are still top of mind for many buyers, so I’ve taken another deep dive to help you find ways to remain competitive in the current market.

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National Homeownership Month: 5 tips for Homebuyers in a Competitive Market

Homeownership is an enduring component of the American Dream – a benchmark Americans have measured success and well-being against for years. June marks the celebration of National Homeownership Month (NHM), dedicated to honoring those notions and celebrating the ways homeownership benefits families and communities across America.

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...