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Feb 4 2021
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The value of being outdoors has taken on new meaning during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, despite the increasing availability of a vaccine, it’s likely that the reinvigorated interest in outdoor activities is here to stay.  Even before coronavirus became a worldwide concern, homeowners sought ways to take advantage of their outdoor spaces. Whether it’s your […]
Feb 2 2021
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With a vaccine now being distributed, a return to our pre-COVID routines is on the horizon. However, unexpected challenges will always lie ahead, so it can be helpful to learn from the experiences of the past year.  When it comes to housing in particular, several takeaways can provide more security and satisfaction for homeowners and […]
Dec 2 2020

With the impending arrival of winter, now is a great time to review your essential home maintenance checklist. This list potentially includes protecting vulnerable pipes from freezing temperatures, sealing up drafty windows and doors, and making sure your heating system is ready for another season of hard work.   It can also be an excellent time […]

Oct 8 2020
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Building a relationship with your neighbors offers more than just a bigger social circle. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses the many benefits of getting to know the people living next door. Some of the topics he covers: Helping seniors who are concerned about running errands during the pandemic Protecting each […]
Aug 25 2020
Owning a home comes with more financial responsibilities than just your monthly mortgage payments. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses important expenses that come with buying a home. Some of the topics he covers: Unexpected maintenance issues Property tax and insurance requirements Working with your lender to find the best solutions […]
Aug 20 2020
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Foreclosures are one of the worst experiences a homeowner can have. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses ways to be a responsible homeowner and increase your chances of avoiding foreclosure. Some of the topics he covers: Forbearance as a helpful tool during temporary financial hardship Contacting your lender immediately if you […]
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 […]
Nov 1 2019

Cooler temperatures can add lots of little items to your to-do list: dropping the heavy comforters at the dry cleaners, taking an inventory of your baking supplies, and making sure your family has all the cold-weather gear they need to get through the winter.  There’s one more thing to add to your winter prep — […]

Sep 24 2019

The fall season is quickly approaching, and shifts in temperatures and weather patterns come along with it. Now is the time to weatherproof your home for a comfortable autumn and winter. Prepare to combat cold temperatures As things begin to cool down outdoors, it’s important to make sure your home will keep you warm. Ensure […]

Aug 5 2019

As you determine the budget for your home purchase,  you may have factored in your monthly mortgage payments, PMI, and homeowners insurance, but there is another important element to keep in mind: property taxes.  How your tax bill is determined A tax assessor may use several factors to determine a property’s taxable value, including comparable […]