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Jan 20 2022
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Despite a global pandemic, 2021 brought dramatic increases in home values to many real estate markets across the country. However, with the peak spring selling season just around the corner, some homeowners are wondering if they’ve already missed their opportunity or if it’s still a good time to sell. As expected, the answer is almost […]
Jan 18 2022
News Alert
Open Mortgage, a multi-channel mortgage lender dedicated to empowering the dream of homeownership, has named seasoned mortgage leader Scott Harkless to the newly-created position of Chief Revenue Officer. Harkless will report directly to Open Mortgage President Joe Stephenson in this pivotal role on the senior leadership team, overseeing all sales functions within the company, including […]
Jan 18 2022
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If your credit history is holding you back from homeownership, it might be time to find a co-borrower. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses what that means, who they are, and how to decide if it’s a good option for you. Some of the topics he covers: Improving your credit history […]
Jan 13 2022
Foreclosure for sale sign
Limited housing inventory has buyers considering all of their options when looking for a home. Among them are homes that were recently foreclosed on or headed in that direction. While these properties can appeal to those hoping to find a bargain or searching for a fixer-upper, completing the purchase can be trickier than a traditional […]
Jan 11 2022
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Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, otherwise known as HECMs or reverse mortgages, are not one-size-fits-all. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses the differences between three types of reverse mortgages. Some of the topics he covers: How age, location, and life plans could help you choose the right reverse mortgage Other considerations like […]
Jan 6 2022
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As 2021 comes to a close, it might be the best time to consider your refinancing options rather than moving it to your list of New Year’s resolutions. Interest rates have ticked up in recent months, and the trend may continue, making a delay more costly as well. If refinancing is on your mind, consider […]
Jan 4 2022
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Money matters can dominate the conversation about New Year’s resolutions. And, of course, there are plenty of paths to consider when hoping to strengthen your finances. For homeowners, a little investment in their property can provide a big pay-off. If improving your financial stability is part of your 2022 plans, consider these home projects to […]
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
thermostat
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 […]