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Dec 30 2021
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Should you opt for a 15, 20, or 30-year mortgage term? What about mortgages with a preliminary adjustable-rate term? Should you change it when refinancing? In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses how to make sure your mortgage term fits your needs. Some of the topics he covers: Lower interest rates make […]
Dec 28 2021
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Smart home devices and other new technologies are in-demand year-round but can have an outsized impact during the coldest season. Find out what your home may be missing when it comes to technology that can keep you safe, warm, and efficient this time of year. Smart Thermostat Smart thermostats have become relatively common in recent […]
Dec 23 2021
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This time last year, many people canceled their holiday parties and traditions due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Now with vaccines readily available for anyone over the age of five and CDC guidance that makes in-home gatherings a responsible option for many, hosting duties are making a dramatic return. After such a long hiatus, make sure […]
Dec 21 2021
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There’s no right way to retire. The options for retirement living are limited only by your budget and your priorities. Fortunately, your budget may not be holding you back as much as you thought. Take a look at some of the ways you can settle in for the next phase of your life and a […]
Dec 16 2021
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Temperatures are dropping, and time is running out to make sure your home is ready for winter. While most homeowners have a long to-do list awaiting them, some maintenance needs shouldn’t be ignored. Making these simple tasks a priority can help you avoid a wintertime scramble in the harshest conditions. Keep reading, and make plans […]
Dec 14 2021
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After hovering near historic lows for much of the past year, mortgage rates have ticked up recently and that trend may continue into the new year. Fortunately, despite the importance that most mortgage shoppers give to interest rates, they are not always the most important factor to consider in a loan. If you’re in the […]
Dec 9 2021
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If you’re planning a home renovation, and retirement is on the horizon, you might want to take some extra time to plan your projects. Most home improvement projects require careful planning, but the challenges of retirement can raise the stakes even higher. We’ve put together a few tips to guide your pre-retirement renovation and help […]
Dec 7 2021
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Are rising real estate prices scaring you away from house hunting? In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, explains how rising prices may not be a bad thing and why buying could still be a great decision. Some of the topics he covers: Your borrowing power could be higher thanks to relatively low […]
Dec 2 2021
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The holiday season is an exciting time, particularly for brand new homeowners. The first winter in a recently-purchased home offers an opportunity to decorate, host, and begin long-lasting traditions. However, a full embrace of the Christmas spirit can also get expensive. This is especially true when it’s combined with the recent rise in real estate […]
Dec 1 2021
News Alert
Open Mortgage, a multi-channel mortgage lender dedicated to empowering the dream of homeownership, has named industry veteran Joe Stephenson as its new President. The newly-created position will oversee day-to-day mortgage lending operations for the company, with a strong focus on the company’s continued growth, allowing Open Mortgage Founder and CEO Scott Gordon to continue to […]