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Apr 13 2022
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Navigating the transition to becoming an adult child and your concerns about the well-being of an aging parent can be difficult. However, healthcare, safety, and financial security are all areas where a candid conversation can make both parties more comfortable. And for each of those areas, there’s one financial tool that can support your parents’ […]
Mar 23 2022
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Equity gains from real estate do more than just look good on paper. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses why rising property values offer homeowners like you plenty of opportunities — and selling is just one of them. Some of the topics he covers: Equity can be accessed as cash, or […]
Feb 23 2022
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), often called a reverse mortgage, can seem like a confusing financial tool for homeowners. Since they aren’t as familiar as traditional mortgages, and some of the rules governing them have changed over time, it’s not surprising that many myths and misconceptions exist. If you’re over the age of 62 […]
Nov 11 2021
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In honor of Veterans Day and all of the past and present military members who deserve our gratitude year-round, Open Mortgage thanks you for your service and sacrifice. The home loan choices available to veterans and active service members can be overwhelming. We are proud to help you navigate your mortgage options to find the […]
Sep 14 2021
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You’ve probably heard about the many benefits of reverse mortgages, but aren’t sure when the best time to apply might be. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses several personal and financial circumstances that can help determine when including: At what age do you become eligible for a reverse mortgage How much […]
Sep 2 2021
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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 […]
Aug 10 2021
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A red-hot real estate market is giving many homeowners a big bump in equity. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, explores a few ways to cash in on years of hard work and currently rising equity. Some of the topics he covers: Home Equity Lines of Credit and Refinancing Home Equity Conversion […]
Aug 5 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) offers an avenue to borrow a portion of your home’s value and defer repayment of the loan as long as the property remains your primary residence. It’s a flexible option for homeowners who own their home free and clear. Under certain circumstances, it can also be worth pursuing if […]
Jul 1 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is typically promoted as a way to remain in a long-owned home despite the income limitations that might come with retirement. However, these loans, known as reverse mortgages, can also play a role for retirees looking to change their living situation, especially in light of the dramatic increases in […]
Jun 29 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is a well-established tool for retirement-age homeowners looking to add more financial flexibility into their future. These loans, often referred to as a reverse mortgage, offer a way to capitalize on a home’s equity without having to part with the property. The eligibility requirements for a HECM include a […]