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Is Autumn the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home?
September 10, 2018

Summer may be the busiest homebuying season, but it’s not necessarily the best. Sure, there are lots of houses on the market in the summer. But if you spent your summer sipping iced tea poolside instead of house hunting, or...

Title Search: What it Takes to be Clear to Close
August 28, 2018

If you’ve never bought a home before, the number of extra steps between offer accepted and actually owning your own home may comes as a bit of a surprise. One of those hurdles you’ll need to clear before you can...

Making an Offer on a Home
August 23, 2018

It’s one thing to idly scroll through online house listings, or cruise your local open houses on the weekends. It’s something else entirely to make a real offer to buy a home. Making an offer on a home is serious...

What Homebuyers Should Know About Home Appraisals
August 14, 2018

Home appraisals are hugely important when it comes to your mortgage. Once a seller has accepted a homebuyer’s offer, a home appraisal is on the short list of final hurdles to clear before closing day. If you haven’t bought or...

Using Retirement Funds for Your Down Payment
July 30, 2018

Saving for retirement is important for your future. But for people hoping to buy a home soon, watching the balances on their retirement accounts grow while trying to come up with a down payment can be a little frustrating. Why can’t...

Morty ❤️ Michigan
July 24, 2018

We are now officially licensed in the great state of Michigan! In light of this, we’ve decided to compile a list of things we love about the mitten—and while there are literally dozens, we narrowed it down to just a...

Vacation Home and Investment Property Mortgages
July 16, 2018

Buying a second home or an investment property is a dream for many homeowners. But getting a vacation home mortgage or an investment property mortgage is more complicated than getting a mortgage for your primary residence. If you’re thinking about...

5 Tips to Get Your House Airbnb Ready
July 12, 2018

So you are all set to go on your beach vacation—tickets booked, itinerary planned, and bags (almost) packed. But while you’re gone, the thought of making some extra cash to help cover the cost of your trip might not be...

What is the Morty Pre-Approval? How is it Different?
July 2, 2018

A mortgage pre-approval letter in-hand takes the stress out of house hunting. Instead of wasting your time looking at homes out of your price range—or worrying about whether you qualify for a mortgage at all—being pre-approved for a mortgage means you can conduct...

A Homebuyer’s Guide to Decoding Mortgage Acronyms
July 2, 2018

The first time you buy a home, you’ll probably run across a fair number of mortgage-industry terms that you haven’t encountered before. If you find yourself stumbling a bit on terms you don’t know or acronyms you don’t understand, you’re...