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May 18 2022
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Transitioning into a comfortable retirement typically requires hard work, careful planning, and the ability to reconcile your financial health with long-held aspirations. However, if retirement is nearing and the resulting fixed income threatens to derail the lifestyle you imagined, an underutilized and often misunderstood tool could get you back on track. Add Income, Reduce Costs […]
May 16 2022
Open Mortgage, a multi-channel mortgage lender dedicated to empowering the dream of homeownership, has selected Brenda Hedeen, CPA, as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to spearhead the firm’s finance and accounting operations. Anthony Nolte, Open Mortgage’s CFO and legal counsel since 2019, has been appointed to the newly-created position of Chief Legal Officer. “With […]
May 11 2022
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Don’t let fear of rising interest rates stop you from one of life’s greatest joys…having a home. Watch our video for 5 tips to secure a low interest rate.
May 4 2022
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Initially designed to help rural America recover from the Great Depression, today’s USDA loan program boasts some of the most attractive loan terms available for those who qualify. However, it may also be one of the most overlooked by home buyers. The problem could be due to a lack of familiarity or the misconception that […]
Apr 27 2022
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Continuing our series of articles to help you navigate the 2022 buying season, we’re taking a look at a relatively recent trend that is driving high demand for homes in some surprising places. For more than a decade, rising home prices have been a reality for large metropolitan areas and their surrounding suburbs. More notably, […]
Apr 20 2022
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Signed into law in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the VA home loan program was one part of the GI Bill of Rights designed to support World War II veterans as they returned home. Along with tuition reimbursement and unemployment funding, the GI Bill included this loan guaranty program. Rather than directly providing a […]
Apr 15 2022
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Open Mortgage is excited to announce the release of the Open Power Play. Open Power Play is a new upfront underwriting program we designed to put power back into clients’ hands when bidding wars and low inventory leave many house hunters feeling like finding and purchasing a new home is out of reach. Open Power […]
Apr 13 2022
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Navigating the transition to becoming an adult child and your concerns about the well-being of an aging parent can be difficult. However, healthcare, safety, and financial security are all areas where a candid conversation can make both parties more comfortable. And for each of those areas, there’s one financial tool that can support your parents’ […]
Apr 11 2022
News Alert
Open Mortgage, a multi-channel mortgage lender dedicated to empowering the dream of homeownership, has appointed Andrea Easter to the newly-created position of Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). As the head of the Compliance department, she will manage all risk-related functions within the company, including overseeing the development and implementation of policies and procedures regarding state and […]
Apr 6 2022
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The number of real estate listings hitting the market is increasing, and competition for homes is heating up as the industry approaches its spring and early summer peak. If 2022 is anything like the previous year, many buyers should be prepared for houses that sell quickly and at a premium price. However, there are some […]