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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 […]
Aug 17 2021
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Square footage is often one of the first features we evaluate about a home, but a higher number doesn’t always mean a more valuable home. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses what you should keep in mind as you search for your next home. Some of the topics he covers: Price […]
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 […]
Dec 22 2020
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Shopping for a home can be an exciting time, but it’s important to figure out exactly what you want and what you can afford before starting that search. In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses the most critical first steps of any home search: planning and prioritizing. Some topics he covers: […]
Oct 29 2020
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Unfortunately, discrimination can occur during the home buying process. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses ways to identify discrimination, as well as knowing your rights and understanding your options if you do become a victim. Some of the topics he covers: Shopping around and comparing mortgage lenders Reviewing your credit report […]
Jul 16 2020
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While low-interest rates and limited inventory have given sellers a decided advantage in many real estate markets, there are always exceptions. Besides, you can’t predict when unexpected circumstances might create a sudden shift in the balance of power between buyers and sellers.  Regardless of the reason, selling in a buyer’s market doesn’t have to be […]

Apr 14 2020
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Recent social distancing efforts have given millions of Americans their first experience with the growing trend of working remotely. The coronavirus pandemic, and an eagerness to avoid similar outbreaks in the future, are likely to create even more opportunities to work from home most of the time, if not entirely. As advances in technology and […]
Nov 12 2019

From ordering takeout to booking a doctor’s appointment, it seems there’s an app for everything these days. Technology touches every part of our lives, and recently it’s made its way into the real estate market in the form of iBuyers like OpenDoor and OfferPad — companies that are offering an alternative to the traditional home-selling […]

Nov 5 2019

Facing the normal pressures that accompany buying or selling a home is a tough task for most. Add in a dysfunctional relationship with your real estate agent, and the experience can go from demanding to disaster pretty quickly. Fortunately, working with a Realtor who can guide the transaction successfully is not merely a matter of […]