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Jan 31 2018

Despite the “reality” shown on popular HGTV shows, buying a home isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. Real-life issues are bound to emerge after your offer is accepted and the loan process is underway. While there’s no reason to be pessimistic, it’s never a bad thing to be prepared for unseen obstacles. We’ve put together a […]

Jan 25 2018

Buying a home is a huge decision. There are lots of questions to ask and pros and cons to weigh before you ever commit to making an offer. But, it’s the financial decisions you made before you started shopping—and the story they tell about you—that could prove to be just as critical. Obtain a copy […]

Jan 22 2018

This year Open Mortgage celebrates 15 years in business, and a big part of that milestone is the people behind it. We are honored to introduce you to various members of our work family in this special series. Today’s post recognizes Jake Droge, a branch manager and reverse mortgage professional located in Iowa, who’s worked […]

Jan 19 2018

This year Open Mortgage celebrates 15 years in business, and a big part of that milestone is the people behind it. We are honored to introduce you to various members of our work family in this special series. Today, we’re introducing Bryan Dexter, a Loan Originator who’s worked with us for seven years. What are […]

Jan 18 2018

Buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction. It involves many steps, from listing to closing, and each one can be a source of frustration, especially if either party is unclear about the purpose or unsure about what to expect.   The appraisal is just one of those anxiety-inducing steps. By understanding […]

Jan 17 2018

Even in the best case scenarios, change isn’t easy. Retiring is an exciting, but complex process, and if you’re retiring in 2018, it’s important to prepare for what comes next. We’ve put together a game plan to help you stay on track. Make tangible plans for how you’ll spend your time. Don’t wait until your […]

Jan 11 2018

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Open Mortgage celebrates its 15-year anniversary this month. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the company was founded on January 5, 2003 by software engineer and serial entrepreneur, Scott Gordon. “The company is a culmination of my experience in the technology and banking industries,” says Gordon. “The mortgage industry was also one that I believed could […]

Jan 11 2018

Shopping for your first home is exciting. But, it can also be overwhelming. What you won’t see on most of those home-buying television shows is the preparation that goes into applying and qualifying for a mortgage, often before the shopping process even begins. A little proactive effort before falling in love with a home can […]

Jan 10 2018

Have you taken your retirement planning far enough? You’ve probably thought about your financial security, investment options, and how to spend the well-deserved freedom that retirement brings, but your strategy shouldn’t end there. Creating an aging plan to guide the decisions you, and your loved ones, will face is a critical part of the retirement […]

Jan 8 2018

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