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Five Tips for New Homeowners
October 10, 2016

Owning a new home is exciting! But home maintenance is time-consuming, and new first-time homeowners usually find themselves facing expenses they didn’t have to worry about in their previous lives as renters. As a new homeowner, you’ve just committed to...

What Determines a Home’s Resale Value?
October 3, 2016

Whether you’re buying a new home or selling your current one, it’s important to understand the factors that influence home valuation. Understanding what matters to home buyers can help sellers get the most for their homes, and knowing how to...

Making Your Home More Energy Efficient
September 26, 2016

Making your home more energy efficient is obviously good for the environment, but it’s also good for your wallet. If you’re ready to save some green by going green, we’ve got some tips to help you get started. Pay attention...

Winning a Bidding War Without Breaking the Bank
September 19, 2016

In a hot real estate market (Hello, Denver!) there are fewer homes for sale than there are people looking to buy, which means you could find yourself in a bidding war for the home of your dreams. Competing with other...

Five Tips for Successful House Hunting
September 12, 2016

Ready to start looking for a home? Here are five tips for a productive house hunt: Spend some quality time in the neighborhood These days, 90% of homebuyers search for their home online—but don’t stop there: where you live is...

How to Get Your House Ready for Showing
September 6, 2016

Your goal as a seller is to make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to imagine actually living happily in your home. Here are five steps you’ll want to follow to get your home ready to show to...

The Ins and Outs of Home Appraisal
August 29, 2016

Before a bank or lender gives you money to purchase a home, that lender is going to want a good, solid estimate of how much that home is really worth. A bank doesn’t want to give you $500,000 to buy...

Why We Started Morty
July 25, 2016

Quite often we’re asked here at Morty, “why start a mortgage company?” Our answer usually begins, “Good question, glad you asked!” Plain and simple–the mortgage industry is broken. It’s making it more difficult for many Americans to purchase homes, and...