Tag Archives: saving

Do Millennials Value Homeownership Over Other Life Events?

Part of Money Matters

Some people think that Millennials—the generation born roughly from 1981 to 1997—are destined to live at home with their parents forever, or at least, llong after graduating from college and securing full-time jobs. As recently as 2015, Millennials were making…

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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.

4 Homebuying Tips for Tipped Employees

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Plenty of people rely on tips for a some or all of their income. Right now, more than 16 million Americans work in the kinds of service and hospitality industry jobs that have traditionally relied on tips for compensation. And…

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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...

First-Time Homebuyers: 7 Ways to Save For Your Down Payment

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Renting isn’t exactly flushing your money down the drain, of course. Paying rent gives you somewhere to live and a place to store all your stuff. And that’s important. But unlike renters, homeowners get the benefit of housing while also…

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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.

Buying a Home Together as an Unmarried Couple

Part of Homebuying 101

While most homebuyers are married couples, about 15% of young homebuyers in the United States are unmarried couples purchasing a home together. In metro areas with hot housing markets like Tampa, Portland, and Washington, D.C, that number is even higher….

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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 Start-to-Finish Guide to House Hunting

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House hunting can be fun, but it’s not always easy. From sorting out your personal finances to picking out paint colors, here’s our start-to-finish guide to finding the perfect home. Step Up Your Savings, and Clean Up Your Credit Would-be…

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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...

Don’t Even Think About Getting a Mortgage Until You Do These Three Things

Part of Homebuying 101

The house-hunting shows on television make it look so simple: decide to buy a home. Stroll through a few open houses, fall in love with the perfect place, sign some papers, and pop open the champagne. Congratulations, you’re now 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...

The Key to Make Savings Fun: The Freedom Fund

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This post is brought to you by our friends at MyBankTracker.  MyBankTracker compares banks and financial products to help you find the best financial products for your lifestyle. Why save? Do you ever ask yourself that question when you hear advice on…

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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.