Oct 8, 2020
A man in the background
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
Foreclosure Sign
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
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 […]
Jun 2, 2020
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Social distancing has made it difficult to work, exercise, even connect with friends and family. One thing it hasn’t affected: DIY home improvement projects. If you have the motivation, these simple fixes can save you money and the aggravation of avoidable major home repairs. Stay Cool Sealing drafty windows and doors is simple and could […]
May 28, 2020
Pile of bills
Millions of Americans have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you happen to be one of them, it’s likely you’re concerned about how to pay your rent or mortgage. The good news is: lenders and legislatures are working to provide you with relief. If your bank account has run low, there are options to […]
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 […]
May 21, 2020
senior reading ipad
Seniors have been affected by COVID-19 in more ways than one. Not only is vulnerability to the virus a concern, but it’s also possible seniors are struggling with the loneliness that can accompany extended social-distancing. Thankfully, technology can bridge the isolation gap until it’s safe for everyone to be together again. If you are a […]
May 12, 2020
While homeownership might provide more stability—rent increases every year, while mortgage payments stay the same—some still prefer to rent their home. After all, it does appear to be the cheaper option at first glance. If you’re caught at these crossroads, consider this: though it might initially cost more to own a home, there could be […]
May 5, 2020
toy house in a ring box
Did you know: it’s becoming more common to purchase the ideal home before planning the perfect wedding? If you’ve found yourself in this scenario, having a place to move into might be comforting for your future partner—but there could also be unforeseen financial complications. When preparing to take the matrimonial leap, consider refinancing your mortgage […]