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Jun 24 2021
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It seems more and more real estate markets are heating up. Interest rates remain low and the desire for more space and better function is still growing among buyers. Before you join the fray, spend a few minutes looking over these strategies to overcome the competition. 1. Pre-Qualify Step one to house shopping in any […]
Jun 22 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is a useful lending tool for those over the age of 62. These reverse mortgages offer access to home equity to support retirement plans, with the repayment deferred as long as the borrowers remain in the home. Deciding if it’s the right tool for you requires careful consideration and […]
Jun 17 2021
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Paying off your mortgage is a major accomplishment AND an opportunity to leverage hard-earned equity to your advantage. In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses putting your equity to work. Some of the topics he covers: Reverse mortgages could provide you with access to funds for important daily expenses Downsizing might […]
Jun 15 2021
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If you’re currently shopping for a home, you might be noticing lots of competition and less inventory. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses the importance of not rushing to buy the first home you can get. Instead, be patient during your home search. Some of the topics he covers: Watching for […]
Jun 10 2021
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There are lots of homebuyers in the market this summer, and with fewer homes for sale, it means lots of competition. If you’re a homeowner planning to make a change soon, contingencies are one aspect of buying and selling that you will need to be familiar with. Whether you’re evaluating an offer to buy your […]
Jun 8 2021
Senior couple in doorway
A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), or reverse mortgage, is unlike a traditional mortgage. While it’s still a loan, the program is limited to those over the age of 62. In addition, repayment can be deferred as long the property remains the primary residence of the borrower. However, a HECM does share some similarities with […]
Jun 4 2021
News Alert
The annual Scotsman Guide’s “Top Originators” list for 2021 has honored Open Mortgage, a multi-channel mortgage lender dedicated to empowering the dream of homeownership, with 10 of the company’s loan officers designated as the nation’s top-producing residential mortgage originators. As a coveted distinction and industry benchmark, the list’s longevity, verification process, and comprehensive scope has […]
Jun 3 2021
Paper Airplanes flying up
In many real estate markets, 2021 is shaping up to be one of the most competitive for buyers in recent memory. Low interest rates, rising construction costs, and a global pandemic have combined to send buyers with healthy budgets on the hunt for a home that meets their needs. But with limited inventory to select […]
Jun 1 2021
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There are a number of bad financial habits that can derail your dreams of buying a home, but don’t worry! Open Mortgage CEO and founder Scott Gordon is here to discuss financial habits you can keep an eye on, as you plan and hunt for your home. Some of the topics he covers: The effect […]
May 27 2021
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The economic impact of the pandemic has led to an increase in mortgage forbearances. While many of these homeowners will resume their mortgage payments and continue building equity, others may end up in foreclosure. As these homes are listed for sale, they may present an opportunity for buyers in a challenging market. Bank-owned properties are […]