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Oct 14 2021
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Recently, we offered some tips for buyers looking to steer clear of a few of the devastating blunders that unprepared home shoppers may find themselves trying to recover from. Particularly now, when many places are experiencing record-high home values, it might seem difficult to understand what could go wrong for sellers. However, there are still […]
Oct 12 2021
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Transitioning between homes is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, explores the piggyback loan option, which allows you to buy and sell on the same day. Some of the topics he covers: It’s a helpful but detailed process involving lawyers, title companies, and […]
Aug 26 2021
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Real estate agents are a critical part of the home buying and selling process. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses how to find a good realtor so you can close the deal of your dreams. Some of the topics he covers: Don’t settle for convenient options (AKA the friend or relative […]
Jun 10 2021
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There are lots of homebuyers in the market this summer, and with fewer homes for sale, it means lots of competition. If you’re a homeowner planning to make a change soon, contingencies are one aspect of buying and selling that you will need to be familiar with. Whether you’re evaluating an offer to buy your […]
May 18 2021
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Any offer is an essential step toward selling your home, but sometimes it doesn’t put you as close to the finish line as you had hoped. Buyers looking for a bargain may lowball their effort. Even serious shoppers may prefer to start a negotiation rather than pursue a quick agreement. Regardless of the strategy, a […]
May 11 2021
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With demand high and housing inventory low, multiple offers for properties on the market are an increasing reality throughout the country. Buyers in these markets are learning to expand their searches and the importance of making their first offer as strong as possible to beat out the competition. Meanwhile, it may seem like sellers have […]
Mar 9 2021
Staying within your budget is key to a successful home search. Owning a home comes with expenses beyond the mortgage, which means maximizing your borrowing power can leave little room to maneuver when other obligations arise. Still, buyers can end up envying some appealing listings that are just above their target price. While remaining realistic […]
Jan 21 2021
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It’s time for a change, new scenery, and a fresh start. But how do you sell your current home and shop for a new one at the same time? In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses successfully managing “the buy/sell balancing act.” Some topics he covers: Closing on your new home […]
Jan 7 2021
More than likely, a buyer’s first interaction with the home you’re hoping to sell will be via its online listing. It’s also safe to assume their focus will be on the photos featured in that listing. While staging a home is an essential part of the process and will play a role during showings, preparing […]
Oct 22 2020
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When we buy a home, we usually expect it to be a long term commitment. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses what to do if life’s circumstances require you to sell earlier than planned, plus ways to make that process easier. Some of the topics he covers: Finding an experienced realtor […]