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Jun 25 2019

For many, applying for a mortgage is a confusing and stressful process. But it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or are a current homeowner considering a reverse mortgage product, being well-prepared can make all the difference in your mortgage application process.  Not only should you research which home loan might be […]

Jun 20 2019

Millennials—those born between 1980 and 1998—are reshaping American consumer trends, workplaces, and industries. In fact, millennials are now the largest generation of home buyers, making up 37 percent of the market, according to the National Association of Realtors 2019 report on generational trends. So, what do millennials want when it comes to buying a home? […]

Jun 18 2019

June is Care for Your Grandparents Month. While it may seem like just another silly “holiday,” the National Council on Aging’s recent survey shows that a lack of social support from younger generations is among the biggest fears Americans have about growing older. Other major fears include being unable to stay in their current home, […]

Jun 13 2019

When an emergency strikes, the last thing you want to worry about is the financial logistics of fixing the damage to your home. Depending on your homeowner’s insurance policy and where you live, issues and emergencies like flooding, ground movement, mold, infestations, nuclear hazards, wind damage, pet damage, government action and general wear and tear […]

Jun 11 2019

Savvy home buyers know that timing is the name of the game when it comes to closing on a home. The month of June has one of the highest home-for-sale inventories, and this generally continues through the summer months. More homes on the market during peak homebuying season means more competition on price and more […]

Jun 6 2019

The simple answer is yes. Much like a traditional mortgage, it is possible to refinance an existing reverse mortgage. Determining if it’s in your interest to do so can be a more complicated decision.    Despite its differences from a conventional mortgage – limited to homeowners age 62 and up, and providing a way to […]

Jun 4 2019

Open Mortgage, a multi-channel mortgage lender dedicated to empowering the dream of home ownership, has hired Live Well Financial’s core team of mortgage lending executives: Bruce Barnes, Jim Cory, and Joshua Moran, formerly Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President of Wholesale & Correspondent Lending, respectively. Additionally, approximately 50 sales and operations employees are […]

Jun 4 2019

Buying a home can be a big step up the ladder toward financial security. But after sharpening your money management skills on your way to mortgage, what can you do to make sure you stay on a positive path? One smart place to focus your attention is on growing your home equity. And a simple […]

May 28 2019

Don’t believe it if someone tells you that an entrepreneur or small business owner can’t get approved for a mortgage—there are plenty of self-employed borrowers enjoying their own homes. But like any life change, it’s important to approach the mortgage process with your eyes wide open, and you should plan to come prepared to mitigate […]

May 23 2019

For most people, a lot of brainpower goes into buying a home—especially if it’s your first. So it’s tempting to go in search of an easy, clear-cut “rule of thumb” that tells you what you can afford, like a price-to-income guideline. This may have worked in the past (when many assumed you could afford a […]

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