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Jan 28 2021
A tightening housing market can present buyers with limited options when it comes to finding the right home. Fortunately, even shoppers without the savings to fund a substantial renovation can take advantage of loan programs designed to help them create the house they always wanted. If you’re having trouble finding a property that checks all […]
Jan 26 2021
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No one plans to lose their job, but it can happen to anyone. The uncertainty of COVID-19 has given many employees reason to question their job stability during the past year. Regardless of the reason, a layoff can be particularly harmful when it occurs during the hunt for a new home or when your mortgage […]
Jan 21 2021
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It’s time for a change, new scenery, and a fresh start. But how do you sell your current home and shop for a new one at the same time? In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses successfully managing “the buy/sell balancing act.” Some topics he covers: Closing on your new home […]
Jan 19 2021
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2020 was a tough year for many. In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses how to revisit last year’s personal and professional goals with renewed vigor. Some topics he covers: Keeping an open mind about how you can achieve your long-term goals Focusing on and learning from the positivity, creativity, and […]
Jan 14 2021
Deciding what to prioritize in your home search can be a difficult task. Shoppers can sometimes be swayed by a fresh coat of paint or shiny, new appliances when less obvious features are likely to have a bigger impact on their enjoyment of the property.  If you’re considering buying a home soon, don’t forget to […]
Jan 12 2021
Some home features may seem like a dream before moving in, but when reality sets in, they could end in regret. Much like a careful home inspection can help you avoid unwanted surprises, a closer look at some in-demand amenities might reveal some decisive disadvantages.  Before you start a home search, take the time to […]
Jan 7 2021
More than likely, a buyer’s first interaction with the home you’re hoping to sell will be via its online listing. It’s also safe to assume their focus will be on the photos featured in that listing. While staging a home is an essential part of the process and will play a role during showings, preparing […]
Jan 5 2021
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Shopping for a mortgage with substantial student loan debt may seem like an exercise in futility, but it might be less of a challenge than you imagined. Between repayment plans, lender approaches and old-fashioned financial responsibility, buying a home may already be within reach.  Before writing off your ability to qualify for a mortgage, review […]
Dec 29 2020
It’s never too late for a fresh start. In fact, it’s possible to support your retirement and move into a new home at the same time. In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses the financial flexibility of a HECM for Purchase mortgage. Some topics he covers: Downsizing or relocating to cut […]
Dec 22 2020
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Shopping for a home can be an exciting time, but it’s important to figure out exactly what you want and what you can afford before starting that search. In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses the most critical first steps of any home search: planning and prioritizing. Some topics he covers: […]