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Our Guide to Buying a Home
April 12, 2017

Buying your first home is a big decision. It’s exciting, of course. But for most people, buying a home can feel pretty daunting. Andd navigating the home-buying and financing process can put jitters in even the most self-assured buyer. In...

For Sale by Owner: Selling Your Own Home
March 28, 2017

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...

It’s Almost Always Cheaper to Buy Than It is to Rent
March 21, 2017

You’ve probably heard from well-meaning friends or relatives that renting is just throwing money away. That’s not entirely true, of course. Paying rent means you get a place to sleep and store your belongings. And having a place to live...

3 Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Getting a Mortgage
March 14, 2017

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....

Morty’s Start-to-Finish Guide to House Hunting
March 7, 2017

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...

You Got Your Mortgage. Now What?
February 27, 2017

It’s finally happened. While you were traipsing to all those open houses, negotiating with sellers, and rounding up a mountain of financial documentation, you thought it might never end.  But it did end: a seller agreed to your offer, and...

Are You Ready to Get a Mortgage? If You Are Doing This, You Might Be
February 25, 2017

If you’re like a lot of renters, the idea that maybe you ought to buy a place has crossed your mind – it might well cross you mind every month, as you sign and mail your rent check to your...

Don’t Even Think About Getting a Mortgage Until You Do These Three Things
February 23, 2017

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...

You’ll Need These Documents to Apply for a Mortgage
February 22, 2017

Before a mortgage lender can finance your home purchase, you’ll need to show your lender that you’ll be able to afford to make your monthly mortgage payments. Want to skip straight to the list of documents? It’s down at the...

How the Price of Bacon Could Affect Your Mortgage Interest Rate
February 18, 2017

In today’s globally interconnected economy, nothing happens in a vacuum. Each piece of the economic puzzle ties in with the rest of the world’s economy, sometimes in surprising ways. Mortgage interest rates are set by lenders, based on lenders’ understanding...