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Aug 27 2020
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The type of home you want now might not be what you need later in life. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses looking for a home that fits your wants now and offers the flexibility to grow with your future needs. Some of the topics he covers: Planning for children or… Continue Reading Finding a Home with Flexibility
Aug 25 2020
Owning a home comes with more financial responsibilities than just your monthly mortgage payments. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses important expenses that come with buying a home. Some of the topics he covers: Unexpected maintenance issues Property tax and insurance requirements Working with your lender to find the best solutions… Continue Reading Homeowner Responsibilities
Aug 20 2020
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Foreclosures are one of the worst experiences a homeowner can have. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses ways to be a responsible homeowner and increase your chances of avoiding foreclosure. Some of the topics he covers: Forbearance as a helpful tool during temporary financial hardship Contacting your lender immediately if you… Continue Reading Three Ways to Avoid a Foreclosure
Aug 18 2020
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Buying a home takes preparation and documentation, regardless of the circumstances. Self-employed mortgage applicants may consider the task even more daunting. However, the process remains foundationally the same, even for entrepreneurs and small business owners.  Begin your self-employed house hunt with a clear understanding of what your lender will be looking for and how your… Continue Reading Mortgage Matters for the Self Employed

Aug 13 2020

If the COVID-19 pandemic put your plans for a vacation home on hold, or you expect a second home to have an integral role in your long-term plans, the right time to buy could be near. While health and safety remain the top priority for every community, current market conditions and technology have combined to… Continue Reading Is it the Right Time to Shop for a Second Home?

Aug 11 2020
Mortgage applications can require you to provide sensitive financial information, including social security numbers, pay stubs, bank statements, and more. That’s why we at Open Mortgage take online security seriously and hope you’ll watch this video before applying for your home loan. Our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses how to protect yourself online. Some… Continue Reading Safeguarding Your Online Mortgage Search
Aug 6 2020
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Peak hurricane season is here, and homeowners in coastal towns aren’t the only ones who need to be prepared. Previous storms have proven that wind, flooding and other damage can be unpredictable and widespread.  Before you find yourself in the path of a strong storm, make sure you’re protecting your home from physical damage, and… Continue Reading Make Sure Your Home is Ready for Storm Season

Aug 4 2020
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Most homebuyers understand that finding the right home requires a willingness to make some compromises. Minor problems can be fixed, and wishlist improvements can be planned for the future.  However, some issues may not be worth overlooking, even when the price, location or curb appeal seem perfect. Before you commit to a fixer-upper, or celebrate… Continue Reading The Red Flags Your Home Search Can’t Afford to Miss