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8 Home Amenities Buyers Should Look For In 2022

Part of Home Improvement

If you are considering purchasing a home in 2022, you are undoubtedly dreaming of features that are important to you. As more Millennial buyers move into the market and seek out their first space, the housing market is experiencing a…

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7 Common Home Decorating Mistakes New Homeowners Can Make

DecorAid shares tips on what to buy now, and what to add later. You’ve saved. You’ve methodically shopped around. Now you’re ready to move into the right home for your needs. But one question remains: how do you begin decorating...

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

Part of Homebuying 101

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

Part of Money Matters

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.

Saving for Your Down Payment? Here’s Where to Stash Your Money

Part of Money Matters

For many would-be homeowners, the biggest hurdle on the path to homeownership isn’t the expense of a potential mortgage. It’s the difficulty of saving for a down payment. For the non-savers among us, it can be tempting to assume that…

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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.

3 Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Getting a Mortgage

Part of Money Matters

You’ve decided that you’re ready to be a homeowner. Now, you need to convince a lender to give you a mortgage. As you might imagine, lenders aren’t keen to give tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to just anyone….

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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.

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...

How to Stop Money Shaming Yourself

Part of Money Matters

This story originally appeared on Make Change, an online magazine exploring where money and mission meet.  If I were to name the dominant emotion I feel around my money woes, it would have to be shame. I’ve run the gamut through…

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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.