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Jun 30 2020
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Sellers are walking away with more cash than usual due to rising home values in recent years. But selling isn’t the only way to put your home’s equity to work for you. Listen to Open Mortgage CEO and Founder Scott Gordon discuss how you can benefit from your home’s equity even if you plan on… Continue Reading Know Your Home Equity Options
Oct 15 2019

Retirement is much more than just the end of a career. Hopefully, it’s also a substantial portion of your adult life. Working with a trusted financial advisor can be a smart way to prepare and can give you the confidence to make the most of your Golden Years.  Whether you’re looking for a retirement advisor,… Continue Reading 5 Overlooked Questions for Your Financial Advisor

Oct 23 2018

For most potential buyers, home ownership is a huge decision, particularly in an age of increased student loan debt. Since most people can’t afford to pay for a home outright, the idea of taking on a mortgage—and a multi-year commitment—can be daunting. Everyone’s financial situation is different, but it’s worth exploring the long-term economic benefits… Continue Reading A House is a Home, But It’s Also a Financial Tool

Oct 2 2018

Seeing the value of your property increase is a welcome development for homeowners. It can be reassuring evidence that the home they chose to purchase, and when they bought it, was a smart decision. Rising values can also be a signal that it’s time to explore refinancing your current mortgage. Saving Money Falling interest rates… Continue Reading Rising Home Values Can Make Refinancing The Right Choice

Aug 21 2018

Approaching retirement may demand a careful examination of your financial situation. Enjoying your golden years and supporting your lifestyle can mean making tough decisions regarding future priorities. One of the most important choices faced by retired homeowners is whether or not they should remain in their current home. Freedom from employment creates new possibilities worth… Continue Reading Downsize Your Home and Maximize Your Retirement With A Reverse Mortgage

Apr 4 2018

As you prepare for retirement, and start considering a reverse mortgage, also known as Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), there are some important things to remember. While all HECM loans require a third-party counseling session with a government-approved housing counselor, understanding the obligations and responsibilities of homeowners from the outset can help with planning and… Continue Reading Homeowner Responsibilities and HECM: A Brief Guide

Jan 25 2018

Buying a home is a huge decision. There are lots of questions to ask and pros and cons to weigh before you ever commit to making an offer. But, it’s the financial decisions you made before you started shopping—and the story they tell about you—that could prove to be just as critical. Obtain a copy… Continue Reading What’s In A Name? Your Financial Story

Jan 10 2018

Have you taken your retirement planning far enough? You’ve probably thought about your financial security, investment options, and how to spend the well-deserved freedom that retirement brings, but your strategy shouldn’t end there. Creating an aging plan to guide the decisions you, and your loved ones, will face is a critical part of the retirement… Continue Reading Protecting Your Future With An Aging Plan

Nov 28 2017

The wellbeing of a child is typically a parent’s highest priority; parents make every effort to keep them healthy, happy and safe. However, as time goes on, these roles can reverse, with adult children feeling responsible for the care of their aging parents. Starting the Conversation Navigating this transition is not always easy. Parents often… Continue Reading An Important Conversation for Aging Parents

Jun 13 2017

One of the biggest advantages of owning a home is building home equity. Home equity is the current market value of a home minus its outstanding mortgage balance. In simple terms, it’s home ownership that you build by making monthly mortgage payments. Depending on the terms of your mortgage, you’ll usually pay it off in… Continue Reading Five Ways to Build Home Equity Faster