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Dec 29 2020
It’s never too late for a fresh start. In fact, it’s possible to support your retirement and move into a new home at the same time. In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses the financial flexibility of a HECM for Purchase mortgage. Some topics he covers: Downsizing or relocating to cut […]
Nov 19 2020
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Do you envision a reverse mortgage in your future? Possibly in 2021? In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon advises you on preparing for a reverse mortgage application. Some of the topics he discusses: Which documents you’ll need to start gathering Communicating with heirs about your decision to apply for a reverse mortgage […]
Jul 30 2020
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Reverse mortgages have recently started to become a proactive part of a comprehensive retirement plan. They can be particularly effective for homeowners whose wealth is primarily in home equity. Watch this video if you are a new retiree who doesn’t need money now but wants the security that comes with knowing it’s available during economic […]
Jun 17 2020
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The coronavirus has tested the financial stability of many; that’s especially the case for those preparing for—or currently navigating—retirement. If you have a reverse mortgage, or you’re considering one, this video is for you. Here are some of the topics our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses: How reverse mortgages might act as a financial […]
Apr 9 2020
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Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, emergency rate cuts by the Federal Reserve have brought the federal funds rate to nearly zero. While not directly influenced by those cuts, mortgage rates for home buyers have followed a similar, downward trend and hover near historic lows.  As applications for new mortgages and refinancing grow in response, homeowners with […]

Jan 21 2020
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Retirement-age baby boomers have recently been shifting the tides of the real estate market in what’s become known as The Silver Tsunami. Increasingly interested in downsizing, empty nesters are selling their single-family homes and embracing the amenities that condos offer. Here are some core reasons behind this new trend that’s been sweeping across the country: […]

Nov 19 2019

Retirement represents a major transition in a person’s life — one that comes with a lot of decisions. Chief among those may be the choice of where to live. While downsizing has been a common move for retirees in the past, many are now finding themselves “smart-sizing” instead.  The concept of smart-sizing is about figuring […]

Oct 29 2019

The decision to make a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) part of your retirement plan should not be taken lightly. It starts with determining whether it makes sense for your situation, and also includes sorting through choices such as lump sum or installment payments, and considering a traditional reverse mortgage versus a HECM for Purchase […]

Oct 24 2019

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently updated its rules to make it easier for buyers and owners of condominium units to access FHA financing. The change, which went into effect earlier this month, opens up new possibilities for homebuyers and creates a new avenue for seniors interested in taking advantage of a Home Equity Conversion […]

Sep 17 2019

A home equity conversion mortgage (HECM), or reverse mortgage, can be a valuable tool for seniors in retirement. A HECM enables homeowners 62 years of age or older to tap into their homes’ equity in the form of a one-time or monthly cash disbursements.  If you’re considering pursuing a reverse mortgage, completing a self-evaluation is a […]