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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 […]

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 […]

Apr 16 2019

The way we find our dream home has shifted dramatically over the last decade, and it’s not hard to see why: technology’s influence in real estate has completely changed the game. Long gone are the days of scouring newspaper ads or simply relying on a referral from a friend. According to the National Association of […]

Jul 17 2018

We’re over halfway through 2018, which means the real estate trends for this year are becoming clear. While no one knows for sure what the future will hold, reviewing what we’ve seen happen so far can help buyers understand what to expect when they put in an offer on a potential home. Lower Inventory = […]

Jun 25 2018

If you’re in the market for a home, it’s likely your priorities are choosing a home that is a good fit for your lifestyle: Will it fit your growing family? Is it a community with access to the activities, schools and establishments you want in your everyday life? Do you feel comfortable with the neighborhood […]

May 17 2018

The negotiations and decision-making that are integral to selling a home can be stressful. While many aspects are mostly out of your hands, staging is one strategy that may help the process go more smoothly, and more quickly. Thankfully, arranging and decorating your home to appeal to potential buyers doesn’t have to break the bank. […]

Apr 16 2018

Buying a home is a major milestone in most people’s lives. Everyone has different reasons for taking the plunge, and the reason behind the purchase can help guide you toward the type of home you want to buy. First time homeowners may want to move from leasing an apartment to owning a townhouse, while growing […]