May 24, 2023
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The dream of owning a home is a universal aspiration for many, but the reality of coming up with a substantial down payment can be daunting. Fortunately, a variety of low and no-down-payment mortgage options are available to make homeownership more accessible. In this blog post, we will explore five possibilities, including FHA loans, VA […]
Oct 20, 2022
Florida Recovery Program
Open Mortgage announced today a new program offering Florida homeowners and families in Hurricane Ian’s disaster area numerous options to replace, renovate or upgrade their homes with affordable, flexible financing options that, in many cases, can be approved with no money down. “Florida is home to 9 of our branch offices and dozens of our […]
May 4, 2022
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Initially designed to help rural America recover from the Great Depression, today’s USDA loan program boasts some of the most attractive loan terms available for those who qualify. However, it may also be one of the most overlooked by home buyers. The problem could be due to a lack of familiarity or the misconception that […]
Apr 20, 2022
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Signed into law in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the VA home loan program was one part of the GI Bill of Rights designed to support World War II veterans as they returned home. Along with tuition reimbursement and unemployment funding, the GI Bill included this loan guaranty program. Rather than directly providing a […]
Jan 27, 2022
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Many people may still believe that a 20% down payment is their only path to homeownership. It’s true that this substantial up-front cost was standard at one time, but it’s no longer a necessity. While many home prices are still on the rise, today’s home shoppers can take some comfort in knowing that a relatively […]
Nov 11, 2021
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In honor of Veterans Day and all of the past and present military members who deserve our gratitude year-round, Open Mortgage thanks you for your service and sacrifice. The home loan choices available to veterans and active service members can be overwhelming. We are proud to help you navigate your mortgage options to find the […]
Apr 20, 2021
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When it comes to loan qualification and making a down payment, FHA loans offer home buyers many advantages over conventional mortgages. But that doesn’t mean they’re the best option for your specific situation. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, helps familiarize you with the cost of taking out an FHA loan. Some […]
Apr 1, 2021
Regardless of the loan program that a homebuyer relies on, they can count on consistency in some areas. Every lender will seek a clear history of your financial habits via your credit score and other documentation. You can also expect to be asked to provide proof of a stable income. And, before they agree to […]
Jan 28, 2021
A tightening housing market can present buyers with limited options when it comes to finding the right home. Fortunately, even shoppers without the savings to fund a substantial renovation can take advantage of loan programs designed to help them create the house they always wanted. If you’re having trouble finding a property that checks all […]
Sep 29, 2020
Knowing the basics might help you choose between the FHA loan or conventional mortgage that you’re considering. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, covers the following topics: Picking your loan based on having a less-than-ideal credit score Looking for loan options that provide better interest rates Loan requirements like private mortgage insurance