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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: Rates Continue on an Upward Climb

Part of our Series: The Morty Report

April 4, 2022. We’re talking about affordability, inflation and the spring housing. My priority is to share the info you need to know to make informed homebuying decisions.

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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.

What Is a Condo? Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy

Part of Homebuying 101

You’ve heard the word “condo” or “condominium” before – but what is a condo, exactly? How is a condo different from an apartment? And, what’s the difference between a condo and a townhouse? There are often some misconceptions about what…

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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.

How to Avoid PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance)

Part of Homebuying 101

If you’re shopping for a mortgage, you may have already identified a few things you have to budget for, such as a down payment and closing costs. But if you opt for a conventional mortgage – mortgage loans not backed…

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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.

How Long Does it Take to Close on a House?

Part of Homebuying 101

Few things compare to the fluttery feeling in your stomach the day you close on your home. After all, home loans often require homebuyers to have down payments and closing costs in hand — and those can be some hefty…

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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.

What is a Jumbo Mortgage? Everything You Need to Know

Part of Homebuying 101

You’ve found your dream home: perhaps it’s in that ideal neighborhood, has a spacious kitchen, a spa-like bathroom, and a sprawling yard with flawless landscaping. But that perfect match may also come with a hefty price tag. When it comes…

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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.