Blog

Oct 21 2021
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With interest rates hovering near historic lows, deciding whether to buy a new home or refinance your existing one can be difficult. Each comes with a distinct set of advantages and downsides. Start your decision-making process with the best information. While there’s no correct answer for everyone, a poor approach is likely to have bad […]
Oct 19 2021
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Lots of retirement age homeowners are turning to reverse mortgages as a helpful financial planning tool, but is it right for you? In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses important things to consider when applying. Some of the topics he covers: The reasons why homeowners like you are turning to reverse mortgages […]
Oct 14 2021
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Recently, we offered some tips for buyers looking to steer clear of a few of the devastating blunders that unprepared home shoppers may find themselves trying to recover from. Particularly now, when many places are experiencing record-high home values, it might seem difficult to understand what could go wrong for sellers. However, there are still […]
Oct 12 2021
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Transitioning between homes is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, explores the piggyback loan option, which allows you to buy and sell on the same day. Some of the topics he covers: It’s a helpful but detailed process involving lawyers, title companies, and […]
Oct 7 2021
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When the temperature drops, staying warm inside your home is a priority. But, getting your property ready for winter requires more than just keeping the cold air out. It also means protecting the exterior of your home. Before fall ends, be sure you have done the outdoor maintenance that can save you time and money […]
Oct 5 2021
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Rising prices and limited inventory may have some prospective homebuyers hesitant to enter the real estate market. However, when it comes to making such an impactful decision, no one wants to feel like they’re overpaying or forced to settle for something that doesn’t meet expectations. Fortunately, neither of those fears need to be a consequence […]
Sep 30 2021
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Prices are rising, and many homes are selling well above their asking price. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, explores how to stop focusing on price tags and start shopping wisely when sellers have the advantage. Some of the topics he covers: Checking recent sales (days/weeks) to determine how much that home […]
Sep 28 2021
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Shopping for a mortgage means finding the right lender, but it’s not the only important decision. While interest rates, origination fees, and comfort with the loan officer are all critical factors, there’s another difference to consider — and it might need to be at the top of your list. Before you seek out a pre-approval […]
Sep 23 2021
News Alert
Open Mortgage, a national multi-channel mortgage lender dedicated to empowering the dream of homeownership, has donated $50,000 to The Dream Come True Foundation and is supporting one-year’s living expense programs for five “Dream Achievers” and their families as part of its sponsorship of the organization’s annual gala. Additionally, Open Mortgage’s founder and CEO, Scott Gordon, […]
Sep 21 2021
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Make the most of retirement with a property that is ready for the next phase of your life. While it may not be at the top of your list regarding retirement planning, home improvement projects can play a critical role. The best approach requires looking ahead to how your lifestyle might change to identify upgrades […]