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Disaster Preparedness for New Homeowners
May 21, 2018

Being prepared for emergencies and natural disasters are important for everyone, of course. Fires, floods, and other natural disasters can happen anytime and impact entire communities. But, as a new homeowner, your emergency preparedness to-do list is just a little...

Decluttering Before Your Next Move
May 14, 2018

The secret to a low-stress moving day? Decluttering your home—and your life!—before you move. Think about it: the less stuff you have to move, the less trouble it’ll be to move it. The good news? You don’t need to commit...

Morty Realtor Spotlight: Meet Philip Johnson!
May 9, 2018

At Morty, we love collaborating with people who are as passionate and excited about the home buying process as we are! That’s why we love featuring some of our favorite partners, including realtor, Philip Johnson. Ranked as one of the...

Thinking About Buying an Older Home? Four Things to Consider First
May 8, 2018

While new home construction has picked up in some parts of the country, right now, more than 50% of American homeowners live in homes that were built before 1980. In the Northeast and the Midwest, the age of the average...

Morty Realtor Spotlight: Meet Shannon Taynor of NJ!
May 1, 2018

At Morty, we love collaborating with people who are as passionate and excited about the home buying process as we are! That’s why we love featuring some of our favorite partners, including realtor, Shannon Taynor. Read about how she got...

First-Time Homebuyers: Here’s How to Save For Your Down Payment
April 30, 2018

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...

Let’s Talk About Debt – Part 2
April 27, 2018

Between student loans, mortgages, and credit cards it’s hard to find people these days that aren’t struggling with debt. Everyone has their own unique story, yet they all seem to have a common thread—it’s difficult to talk about. It is...

Five Spring Home Maintenance Tasks for New Homeowners
April 23, 2018

The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. The weather is finally warming up. If you’re a homeowner, spring heralds not just longer days and warmer temperatures, but a host of home maintenance tasks. And if it’s your first spring...

Lets Talk About Debt, Baby
April 20, 2018

Debt Sucks. Telling your friends about how you had to take out a credit card cash advance to pay your rent is not cool. Having to use your Amex card to buy groceries because you had no money is also...

Spring is Cash-Out Refinancing Season
April 17, 2018

Homeowners can refinance their mortgages at any time of year, of course. But for a variety of reasons, many homeowners looking for a cash-out refinancing of their existing mortgage do so in the spring. There’s a reason cash-out refinancing peaks...