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Sep 29 2020
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Knowing the basics might help you choose between the FHA loan or conventional mortgage that you’re considering. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, covers the following topics: Picking your loan based on having a less-than-ideal credit score Looking for loan options that provide better interest rates Loan requirements like private mortgage insurance
Sep 24 2020
Reaping the rewards of fiscal responsibility takes discipline and a clear understanding of your financial goals. But even the most dedicated efforts can be derailed through no fault of your own.  Falling victim to an identity thief can result in unexpected challenges when the time comes to finance the purchase of a vehicle, open a […]
Sep 22 2020
Did you know that lenders typically like to see one to two years of stable income history before you can qualify for a mortgage? In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses preparing early for your mortgage—long before you even start shopping. Some topics he discusses: Building/repairing your credit score Avoiding large credit […]
Sep 17 2020
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Your savings account is only one of several factors that determine how much money a mortgage lender lets you borrow. In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses ways to increase your buying power. Some topics he covers: Understanding debt to income ratio How your credit score can impact your interest rate […]
Sep 10 2020
While low interest rates are known for attracting new homebuyers and driving up mortgage applications, they can also affect the housing market. Much like other aspects of the economy, an increase in demand can lead to a rise in prices.  Fortunately, it’s not all bad news for buyers who are still planning to take advantage […]
Sep 8 2020
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While the act of retiring won’t directly impact your credit score, the accompanying changes to your financial habits can. Cutting back on your credit accounts and reducing your income could substantially lower your borrowing power.  Even if taking on new debt is not a part of your retirement plan, unplanned expenses are not uncommon during […]
Sep 3 2020
In homes across the country, going back to school this fall will rely on virtual learning, at least for a while. It’s not an ideal scenario for most families, but embracing a proactive approach can ease some concerns.  Before this unusual school year gets underway, spend some time creating spaces in your home that eliminate […]
Sep 1 2020
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Longtime homeowners may be content with their home just the way it is, but home equity shouldn’t be overlooked as retirement nears. The ability to utilize tools such as a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) or a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) can be a valuable resource to support and maintain retirement plans.  While […]