Our Top 10 Posts of 2015!

It's been a big year for Mortgages.com, and we've enjoyed every minute. After our launch in September, you followed us on Twitter, you became a fan on Facebook, you let us sit at your table in the lunchroom on Pinterest and Google Plus. And we loved you right back! We've enjoyed getting to know you and learning from your posts. And we've had a great time finding interesting things to post about and getting to know some of the experts who shared their knowledge with us in our "Ask the Expert" series. 

Thank you so much for hanging with us. We're looking forward to getting to know everyone even better in 2016! Without further ado, here were the ten posts you looked at most in 2015:

#10 Why It's Always a Good Time to Buy

Don't believe us? Read on...because this seasoned real estate pro says there's never a bad time to buy, and explains why.

#9 Ask the Expert: How Do Paint Colors Get Their Names?

When "red" and "blue" aren't descriptive enough. Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager, PPG Architectural Coatings, and Misty Yeomans, color marketing manager, PPG Architectural Coatings explain how it all works. And tell us the story behind those evocative color names. Read it!

#8 Ask the Expert: 4 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Your New Pet

Everyone loves their furry friends! Gary Weitzman, CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and licensed veterinarian, shared some great tips on preparing your home for a new dog or cat. Get the tips!

#7 Ask the Expert: 5 Things to Consider When You House Hunt in Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas, baby! You love Vegas, and Debbie Drummond, top producing Realtor in Las Vegas, shared some tips for those of us who love it enough to buy property there. Find out how to buy in Vegas!

#6 The 7 Holiday Cards You Send from Your Brand New Home

Moving right before (or during!) the holidays can be tough. Have you done it? Did you manage to send a holiday card? Find out what your card says about you!

#5 5 Ways to Save on Your Wedding

Weddings are expensive. If you've planned one, you knew that already. If you're planning one now, here are five tips to help you stick to your budget. Read on to save on your wedding!

#4 Ask the Expert: 5 Surprising Things That May Lower Your Home Value

Not every home improvement increases your home value. Just because you love it, doesn't make it right for the area or the next buyer. Shannon Slater, a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, lets us in on five improvements that might actually lower your home value. Find out what they are!

#3 Ask the Expert: 5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Buying your first home is exciting, and a little bit scary. Bill Gassett, one of the top five RE/MAX agents in Massachusetts for the past decade, has five must-read tips for first time buyers. Find out what they are! 

#2 7 Things We Learned from Lillian Vernon

Lillian Vernon, catalog mogul and all-around fascinating person, passed away this year. We reflected on what we learned from her and her iconic catalog. Find out what we learned from Lillian Vernon!

And the number 1 post of 2015? Shows what a frugal bunch you are (or want to be) and proves that responsible personal finance is king in 2015...drum roll...wait for it...

#1 5 Ways a Budget Can help You Save for a Down Payment

Budgets are for every day, not just for when you're saving for something specific, like a down payment. Todd Curtis, Chief Knowledge Officer at You Need a Budget, shared five great ways to stick to a budget. Find out how to stay on the road to financial freedom! (Bonus: This list is a good start to making personal finance related New Year's resolutions.)

Happy New Year and thank you for a great year! Here's to 2016!