Tag Archives: closing

6 Annoying But True Reasons Closing Dates Move

Part of Homebuying 101

We recently launched the Closing Date Promise, our commitment to making sure Morty customers’ closings happen on time. The below explains why closings can be such a pain and what to watch out for. A closing date is the date…

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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 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...

5 Ways Closing on Your Mortgage Can Go Wrong (plus ways to deal)

Part of Homebuying 101

This time next year, you could be standing in the doorway of your very own home. That is, of course, if can you avoid the pitfalls and perils that sometimes befall unwary would-be homeowners on the way to closing. Here…

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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...

Want to Close Your Mortgage Quickly? Here are 6 Things You Should Do.

Part of Homebuying 101

Maybe you’ve heard horror stories about mortgages gone wrong—particularly when mortgages don’t close quickly. Homebuyers stuck in living-in-a-hotel-limbo because they underestimated the length of time it would take to finalize their mortgage. The seller who backed out of a deal…

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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...

Closing Costs, Explained

Part of Homebuying 101

Fees and expenses associated with finalizing a real estate transaction are called closing costs. Many first-time homebuyers are surprised to find out that closing costs are a thing at all. Then, they’re doubly-surprised to learn just how much of their…

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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...

For Sale by Owner: Selling Your Own Home

Part of Selling

Selling your home without the help of a real estate agent can be tricky. Most home sellers can benefit from the experience and expertise offered by good Realtor. Perhaps you’re planning to sell your home to a friend, neighbor, or…

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What Does “Pending” Mean on a House?

When you find your dream home online or have your eye on a house in your neighborhood, you might also see a “sale pending” sign on it. But what does pending mean on a house? Does it mean that the...

Advice for a Seamless Close

Part of Homebuying 101

You’ve pored over paperwork, you’ve searched, you’ve negotiated, and now it is finally almost over. It’s closing time, and you are very nearly the official owner of your new home! But in those last few days before the deal is…

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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...