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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 […]
Mar 30 2022
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While location is often considered the most crucial factor in real estate, timing shouldn’t be overlooked. Home prices, interest rates, and inventory are all subject to seasonal trends that can be incredibly frustrating for buyers seeking their dream home. After a record-breaking 2021, and with mortgage interest rates heading higher, many shoppers are planning to […]
Mar 9 2022
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It seems like a straightforward question: What’s the difference between Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval? A little online research may even convince you that it has a simple answer. However, digging a little deeper reveals that the difference between these early steps in a mortgage search may not be as clear-cut as homebuyers would hope. Fortunately, we […]
Mar 2 2022
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First-time buyers often find the home buying experience stressful, but thankfully, the lessons learned make next-time buying go much smoother. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses what to expect from your second go-around. Some of the topics he covers: Focusing on the features that are most important to you Double-checking your […]
Feb 16 2022
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A competitive market requires meticulous timing. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses what to know before you enter the market. Some of the topics he covers: Strong initial offers can help impress sellers Pre-qualification for your mortgage will also show you’re serious and capable of buying Using experienced lenders can help […]
Feb 9 2022
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Sometimes, homeowners find that the home they once loved no longer meets their needs. It could have become too big, too small, or too far away from what’s most important. However, the emotional connection many have with their home can make it difficult to accept such a realization. In these cases, delaying the inevitable can […]
Feb 2 2022
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Believe it or not, the 2022 real estate buying season is just around the corner. After a record-setting 2021 for many parts of the country, most experts agree that house prices will continue to rise and competition for homes will be strong. If you’re one of the many who hope to buy a home this […]