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 mortgage for your primary residence. If you’re thinking about adding another home to your property portfolio, here are a few things you … [Read more...] about Vacation Home and Investment Property Mortgages
What to know now Interest rates have gone up (some above 4.5%), but current rates are still relatively low compared to historical averages (6+% in the early 2000’s).Higher rates don’t necessarily mean it’s a bad time to buy.Because rates are still volatile, you might see a gap between the rates offered by different lenders, so shop around.Affordability is the key factor. If … [Read more...] about The Morty Report: Welcome Aboard
What would you do with some extra cash in your pocket? Wipe out your credit card debt once and for all? Update your kitchen? Finally finish your basement? Pay off high-interest student loans or personal loans? Refinancing your mortgage with a cash-out refinance means you might get to check off all the boxes on your to-do list or give yourself an infusion of cash for upcoming … [Read more...] about What is Cash-Out Refinancing and When is it a Good Option?
When you want to buy a home, you may not know all the details involved, including how much of a down payment you need. When it comes to mastering a task, such as learning to ride a bike or learning about investments, someone may have taught you. It's the same with buying a house, so let Morty guide you. So, how much down payment for a house? We'll … [Read more...] about How Much Down Payment to Buy a House?
What percentage of income should go to mortgage payments? It's a good question, particularly when you're ready to buy a home for the first time. Just like other important financial decisions, you want your monthly mortgage payment to fit seamlessly into your lifestyle. Morty can help you determine what you can comfortably afford to spend on your mortgage … [Read more...] about How Much of Your Income Should You Spend on Your Mortgage?