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Jun 4 2019

Open Mortgage, a multi-channel mortgage lender dedicated to empowering the dream of home ownership, has hired Live Well Financial’s core team of mortgage lending executives: Bruce Barnes, Jim Cory, and Joshua Moran, formerly Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President of Wholesale & Correspondent Lending, respectively. Additionally, approximately 50 sales and operations employees are […]

May 16 2019

AUSTIN, Texas, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Open Mortgage, a multi-channel mortgage lender dedicated to empowering the dream of home ownership, has acquired Premier Home Mortgage, a lender that specializes in financing homes in rural and small-town America, in a deal that’s expected to add $300 million in loan value to the company. The acquisition also adds offices in Iowa, Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming in […]

Feb 13 2019

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Kathie Thomas, CFE kicked off 2019 by joining national mortgage lender Open Mortgage as Executive Vice President of Lending Operations. Thomas brings not only 39 years of mortgage banking expertise and knowledge as a Certified Fraud Examiner, but enthusiasm and energy to the role. “Every person I met before joining Open […]

Jan 28 2019

Honolulu, HI—Wendy Oshiro, a reverse mortgage specialist with Open Mortgage LLC, joined an elite cadre of mortgage professionals, and only the second from Hawaii, who have achieved the status of being a Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP). Oshiro earned the designation after she passed a rigorous exam and background check, thereby demonstrating a competency in […]

Aug 28 2018

Today we’re proud to highlight Loan Originator David Hail, who was recently ranked 4th out of 1,018 loan officers for second quarter production from the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC). David, a Branch Manager from Garland, TX has been with Open Mortgage for over five years, and we’re proud to have him on our […]

Jan 11 2018

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Open Mortgage celebrates its 15-year anniversary this month. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the company was founded on January 5, 2003 by software engineer and serial entrepreneur, Scott Gordon. “The company is a culmination of my experience in the technology and banking industries,” says Gordon. “The mortgage industry was also one that I believed could […]

Jul 31 2017

  Patty Wills, CRMP, an Open Mortgage reverse mortgage advisor, was recently interviewed by the official magazine of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA). The interview, which can be found on page 10 of the magazine, highlights Patty’s 25-year reverse mortgage career and recent experience serving on NRMLA’s Board of Directors. Patty strongly believes […]

Jun 16 2017

June 15th, 2017 | by Alex Spanko | HECM, News, Open Mortgage, Reverse Mortgage Back in 2015, when Open Mortgage first entered the wholesale reverse-mortgage marketplace, the Austin, Texas-based firm was mostly just doing a favor for one of its former employees. It all started when an employee-turned-broker provided a lead on an interested borrower, […]

Jun 14 2017

AUSTIN, Texas, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Open Mortgage LLC, a leading provider of traditional and reverse mortgages throughout the United States, announced their expanded Wholesale Program for Traditional and Reverse (HECM) Channels. “By joining the Open Mortgage Wholesale Program, partners have access to an extensive network of loan programs, training, marketing, and loan tools. These […]

Jun 12 2017

Jake Droge, a reverse mortgage loan originator with Open Mortgage, has been designated a Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP) by the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. Jake joins Open Mortgage loan originators Carlos Camargo, Melinda Hipp, Rick Sweeney, Patty Wills, and 149 individuals nationwide with the prestigious CRMP designation. CRMP is awarded following passing a […]

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