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  • We are the proud owners of a new home and a $100,000 mortgage.
  • But that includes the last payment on the mortgage.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • All the time I was a boy we had a mortgage hanging over us.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • Two hundred and forty roubles ... to pay the interest on the mortgage.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard

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  • A mortgage is a big commitment.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Nothing but that mortgage coming up at one.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The third time, they took out a second mortgage to pay for a clinic in Hawaii.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • One night over dinner, she explained to us that she wasn’t left with enough income to continue paying all the bills and the mortgage.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Four months later, the whole big house lady lost her mortgage battle and disappeared in the night with her three kids.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • So my mom had to mortgage the ranch.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • …atop her head, and seemed to be narrating a dream as it came to him: "… and your grandson’s grandson will pilot a giant ship that shuttles between the Earth and the moon like an omnibus, and on the moon he’ll have a very small house, and he’ll fall behind on the mortgage and have to take in lodgers, and one of those lodgers will be a beautiful woman with whom he’ll fall very deeply in moon-love, which isn’t quite the same as Earth-love because of the difference in gravity there …."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I’d have to find another hundred grand to clear the mortgage, after selling it.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • But there was a mortgage on the two hundred acres bought in 1918 and there were taxes on the full four hundred, and for the past three years there had not been enough money from the cotton to pay both and live on too.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Makes the paychecks stretch further if you have just one mortgage or rent payment.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The mortgage was about six hundred dollars a month.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • …sounding odious, but he was able to, in a guttural hybrid English whose dominant overtone, Sophie’s ear had learned to detect, was Brooklynese: "Forty thousand dollars a year income before taxes; a seventy-five-thousand-dollar home in the most elegant part of St. Albans, Queens, free of mortgage, with wall-to-wall carpeting plus indirect lighting in every room; three cars, including a Cadillac Fleetwood with all accessories, and a thirty-two-foot Chris-Craft sleeps six in comfort.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "We couldn’t afford the mortgage if she took a local job."
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • When he would explain that he had paid his mortgages, all of his actual credit cards, dutifully for thirty years, they seemed to care, and value this, but then not so much.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • "Not feeling well?" said Mr. Vogel blandly—balding midwesterner in rimless glasses, prim in his reefer coat, tough luck to you if he was the banker and you were late with the mortgage.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • There were salesmen, mortgage brokers, lawyers from Houston, and local attorneys.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The Methodists were trying to pay off their church mortgage, and had challenged the Baptists to a game of touch football.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Back in the States, Timur owns a real-estate mortgage company, and Idris is all but certain that he is waist-deep in some kind of mortgage fraud.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • But to ask ownership is like you shall own the meeting house itself; the last meeting I were at you spoke so long on deeds and mortgages I thought it were an auction.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • She even induced Winston to mortgage yet another of his evenings by enrolling himself for the part-time munition work which was done voluntarily by zealous Party members.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Nothing was left save a few acres of ground, and the two-hundred-year-old house, which is itself crushed under a heavy mortgage.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Reverend Lanier, however, lost his job when the Methodists took up the mortgage on his church.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Two-thirds of my income goes in paying the interest of mortgages.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • They fell behind on their mortgage.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Haley has come into possession of a mortgage, which, if I don’t clear off with him directly, will take everything before it.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • He trembled with the thought of the white men in the bank—the men who helped him buy and mortgage houses—discovering that this raggedy bootlegger was his sister.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Because I’d mortgage the system to build a branch to any district around Ellis Wyatt.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Hopton Stoddard had a genius for investment; he invested in everything—houses of ill fame, Broadway spectacles on the grand scale, preferably of a religious nature, factories, farm mortgages and contraceptives.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • His blood might pay off a mortgage or send a son to college.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Payed off that mortgage with it, I hear tell.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • We make in our case a deposit, on a mortgage, which is an advance, as you see, since we gain at least ten, fifteen, twenty, or a hundred livres’ worth of iron in exchange for our money.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Furthermore, she told Frank that if the repairs at Tara could ever be completed, she intended to lend out her money on mortgages.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • My grandparents took the money they had in the home in the Bronx, decades of savings and mortgage payments, and gave it to my mother so that she could pay for my first year of military school.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • We’re so wrapped up with egotistical things, career, family, having enough money, meeting the mortgage, getting a new car, fixing the radiator when it breaks—we’re involved in trillions of little acts just to keep going.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • What with mortgages and arrears, I’m as short o’ cash as a roadside pauper.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Blomkvist was sure that it was not the old-fashioned kind of love that leads to a shared home, a shared mortgage, Christmas trees, and children.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • About eighty per cent of the girls who came to him needed money to pay off a mortgage.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • To the eye it is fair enough, here; but seen in its integrity, under the sky, and by the daylight, it is a crumbling tower of waste, mismanagement, extortion, debt, mortgage, oppression, hunger, nakedness, and suffering.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Stanley: Then it was lost on a mortgage?
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • All of our property is free from mortgage, and is deeded to an undenominational board of trustees who have the control of the institution.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • She brought me word they had no such sum to spare; I said they might mortgage their house in the loan-office.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • NOSEY FLYNN: Can I raise a mortgage on my fire insurance?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The long-lost lover came home just in time to pay the mortgage.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Of all the fiery afternoon blunders and flurried rashnesses of Turkey, was his once moistening a ginger-cake between his lips, and clapping it on to a mortgage for a seal.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • We can sail off with characters, freed of the limitations of our tuition payments and mortgage rates; we can soar into interpretation and speculation.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Now everything was plastered with mortgages.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
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