Oct 20, 2022
Florida Recovery Program
Open Mortgage announced today a new program offering Florida homeowners and families in Hurricane Ian’s disaster area numerous options to replace, renovate or upgrade their homes with affordable, flexible financing options that, in many cases, can be approved with no money down. “Florida is home to 9 of our branch offices and dozens of our […]
Nov 30, 2021
Title over background of storm over a farm
Most of us know what we want in a home, but what about what happens outside of a home? In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses natural disasters, climate, and what buyers should ask before committing to a property. Some of the topics he covers: Does the area’s climate impact your insurance […]
Nov 12, 2020
The impact of wildfires, floods, and hurricanes in communities across the United States has been well-documented in recent years. The best available science indicates that water levels will continue to rise along our coasts, and extreme weather conditions will be an ongoing threat. In addition, these climate trends are becoming an increasingly critical component of […]
Aug 6, 2020
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Peak hurricane season is here, and homeowners in coastal towns aren’t the only ones who need to be prepared. Previous storms have proven that wind, flooding and other damage can be unpredictable and widespread.  Before you find yourself in the path of a strong storm, make sure you’re protecting your home from physical damage, and […]
May 26, 2020
Experiencing unexpected damage to your home doesn’t have to be a total nightmare. You might be able to better prepare yourself for—and protect your savings account from—costly repairs, by understanding what homeowners insurance and product warranties don’t cover. The Difference Between Warranties and Insurance First, there is an important distinction to make between warranties and […]
Jul 30, 2019

Natural disasters are nearly impossible to prepare for and can leave a wide swath of destruction in their path. From hurricanes and tornadoes to earthquakes and wildfires, unexpected disasters and extreme weather events can cause severe damage to your home.  For many with reverse mortgage loans, it can be difficult to navigate the unknowns in […]

Jul 25, 2019

When disaster strikes your home and community, it’s devastating. It’s not just about losing a sense of security and day-to-day shelter, but determining how to move forward when everything is in disarray. The road ahead isn’t easy, but for homeowners in federally declared disaster areas, there is a form of assistance: the FHA 203h loan. […]

Jul 18, 2019

When a natural disaster like a flood, hurricane, or wildfire hits your home, it can be difficult to know where to begin on the path to recovery. What happens to your mortgage if your house is destroyed or you can’t make your payments?  The first step is to notify your lender or loan servicer as […]

Jun 13, 2019

When an emergency strikes, the last thing you want to worry about is the financial logistics of fixing the damage to your home. Depending on your homeowner’s insurance policy and where you live, issues and emergencies like flooding, ground movement, mold, infestations, nuclear hazards, wind damage, pet damage, government action and general wear and tear […]