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Sep 21, 2022
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Summertime is the busy season for homebuyers with children. But, if you are a dual-income couple without kids, fall can be the best time to buy for you. To learn why you should consider fall rather than wait till next summer to buy, watch our video.
Aug 31, 2022
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Buying a home feels more expensive than renting, but over the long run, it is cheaper. Although there is a freedom that goes along with leasing, if you’re renting year to year, your home is at the mercy of the market and your landlord. If you want to know more about the hidden costs of […]
Aug 24, 2022
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Are you retired and thinking about moving to a new location? This is common, as 64% of retirees expect to move at least once during retirement. Whether you want to relocate to a warmer state or move across your city to be near your grandchildren, there’s a home loan that could help make this happen: […]
Jun 22, 2022
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Is your income a source of anxiety when exploring buying a home? Sometimes, it feels difficult to know when you make enough to qualify. If you have a low income, you can afford more than you think. To learn more, click the video below and find out just how much:
Jun 1, 2022
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For all the well-laid plans that come with preparing for retirement, sometimes things happen that we can’t predict. This is especially challenging when a medical event or a need to be close to family means it’s time to move into a new home. While the moving process isn’t easy, the nice thing about a Home […]
May 25, 2022
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We all want the bigger house with the big backyard and pool, but sometimes that is not what we can realistically afford. While what you preapproved for may seem smaller than what you really want, it is important to know that the lenders are choosing amounts that are realistic for you. If you want more, […]
May 11, 2022
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Don’t let fear of rising interest rates stop you from one of life’s greatest joys…having a home. Watch our video for 5 tips to secure a low interest rate.
Apr 27, 2022
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Continuing our series of articles to help you navigate the 2022 buying season, we’re taking a look at a relatively recent trend that is driving high demand for homes in some surprising places. For more than a decade, rising home prices have been a reality for large metropolitan areas and their surrounding suburbs. More notably, […]
Apr 15, 2022
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Open Mortgage is excited to announce the release of the Open Power Play. Open Power Play is a new upfront underwriting program we designed to put power back into clients’ hands when bidding wars and low inventory leave many house hunters feeling like finding and purchasing a new home is out of reach. Open Power […]
Apr 6, 2022
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The number of real estate listings hitting the market is increasing, and competition for homes is heating up as the industry approaches its spring and early summer peak. If 2022 is anything like the previous year, many buyers should be prepared for houses that sell quickly and at a premium price. However, there are some […]