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Aug 2, 2023
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Buying a home is a significant step in anyone’s life, but it often comes with its fair share of complexities. One aspect that can catch many homebuyers off guard is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). While PMI can be a valuable tool to help make homeownership more accessible, it’s essential to understand its implications fully. In […]
Jul 26, 2023
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Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to make a move, understanding how down payments work is essential to achieving good financial health with homeownership. You likely have heard that you must have 20% down to purchase a home, but the truth is that standard down payment amounts usually range from 3% to 20% of […]
Jul 17, 2023
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Open Mortgage and the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA) announced today a partnership to bring positive change to the housing needs of underserved communities and develop a more diverse mortgage work force. “We’re extremely excited to partner with Open Mortgage,” said NAMMBA Founder/CEO Tony Thompson, CMB. “Like us, Open Mortgage has […]
Jul 5, 2023
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Summer is in full swing, meaning now is the prime time to buy or sell a home. If you want to list your home but are worried the buying season will pass before you’ve prepared and listed your property, don’t worry. There is still plenty of time. Just follow these tips to get your home […]
Jun 30, 2023
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Whether you’re looking to spruce up your living space, increase your home value, or go for a fresh look, this video will give you new ideas and inspiration. We’ll walk you through various projects, from small-scale renovations to larger-scale transformations. So, grab a pen and paper, sit back, and get ready to embark on an […]
Jun 28, 2023
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As homeowners, we understand that regular upkeep and repairs are an inevitable part of owning a property. However, the financial burden of these maintenance expenses can often be overwhelming. Fortunately, a Reverse Mortgage provides a unique solution that allows homeowners to tap into the equity in their homes to fund these essential repairs, ensuring a […]
Jun 21, 2023
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National Grilling Month kicks off next week. If you want this summer’s backyard BBQs to be a bust, you’ll need a backyard that can rise to the occasion. To see what upgrades you can make to your backyard watch our video.
Jun 14, 2023
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Although many homeowners over 62 opt for a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) to eliminate their monthly mortgage payments, they may still face financial struggles. Unexpected events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact, can derail even the best plans. Fortunately, relief legislation and guidance from the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and the Department […]
Jun 7, 2023
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Summer isn’t just a time for relaxation and vacation—it’s also the ultimate buying season for educators. Discover the secrets behind the incredible deals and discounts exclusively available to teachers during these sunny months. Join us in our video blog as we unveil the hidden treasures of summer shopping, tailor-made for academic superheroes like you!
May 31, 2023
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Open Mortgage, a national multi-channel mortgage lender, is pleased to announce the addition of two highly accomplished professionals to its leadership ranks, as National Sales Director Kathryn Edelen and VP of Finance Ryan Rathert join the organization. “As part of our growth vision, we continue to attract and invest in talented people who will help […]