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Mar 15 2021
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Title companies are critical to ensuring that property ownership changes hands properly. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses what a title company should be doing as you grow closer to closing on a new home. Some of the topics he covers: Title companies offer title insurance to protect against ownership disputes […]
Mar 11 2021
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Outdoor temperatures notwithstanding, one of the best ways to prepare for spring and summer lawn care is to be sure your equipment is ready to go. Mowers often miss out on the scheduled maintenance that our vehicles receive, but you shouldn’t neglect their engines. A fresh filter, oil change and new spark plug are a […]

Mar 9 2021

Staying within your budget is key to a successful home search. Owning a home comes with expenses beyond the mortgage, which means maximizing your borrowing power can leave little room to maneuver when other obligations arise.  Still, buyers can end up envying some appealing listings that are just above their target price. While remaining realistic […]

Mar 3 2021
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Open Mortgage, a multi-channel mortgage lender dedicated to empowering the dream of homeownership, more than doubled volume and unit counts in 2020 compared to 2018. With total loan volume production of $1.68 billion and 7,543 units in 2020, Open Mortgage funded 1,816 reverse loans with a volume of $401 million amidst record-low interest rates and […]
Mar 2 2021
Tuesday, March 2, is Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday, known better to millions of readers as Dr. Seuss. Since 1998, the National Education Association has used the day to celebrate its Read Across America initiative to encourage children and teens to read more.  Of course, Dr. Seuss’ books have been a favorite of children and those […]
Feb 25 2021
In 2018, AARP found that 76 percent of Americans over 50 preferred to remain in their current homes as long as possible. However, substantially fewer of them believed it was a realistic option. Fortunately, proper planning and an open mind can maximize your retirement options and make the goal of maintaining independence more attainable.  One […]
Feb 23 2021
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We hear a lot about historically low mortgage rates these days, but are there better ways to save? In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses what to know about interest rates before you begin your search for a mortgage. Some of the topics he covers: Focusing on rate terms as opposed to […]
Feb 18 2021

Shopping for a home comes with many considerations, not the least of which is finding the right mortgage. One aspect that is often unfamiliar to homebuyers is how an optional fee, referred to as buying points, can impact the immediate and long-term mortgage costs.  While it may seem like another complicated decision to worry about, […]

Feb 16 2021
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Are you ready to take control of your credit and purchase your dream home? In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses habits and actions that lead to building good credit. Some topics he covers: Always making your payments on time Paying down debt whenever possible Starting an emergency savings fund After […]
Feb 11 2021
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When the real estate industry is strong, home buyers find the number of available homes in their dream neighborhoods to be lower than ideal. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses navigating a home search in a competitive market. Some topics he covers: Prequalifying for a mortgage application before house hunting Making […]