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Jun 22 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is a useful lending tool for those over the age of 62. These reverse mortgages offer access to home equity to support retirement plans, with the repayment deferred as long as the borrowers remain in the home. Deciding if it’s the right tool for you requires careful consideration and […]
Jun 17 2021
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Paying off your mortgage is a major accomplishment AND an opportunity to leverage hard-earned equity to your advantage. In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses putting your equity to work. Some of the topics he covers: Reverse mortgages could provide you with access to funds for important daily expenses Downsizing might […]
Jun 8 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), or reverse mortgage, is unlike a traditional mortgage. While it’s still a loan, the program is limited to those over the age of 62. In addition, repayment can be deferred as long the property remains the primary residence of the borrower. However, a HECM does share some similarities with […]
May 4 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), or reverse mortgage as it is commonly known, relies on the accrual of substantial equity. Often, a HECM is a tool used by homeowners who have successfully paid their mortgage in full but prefer not to sell the home to access its cash value. In these cases, pursuing a […]
Apr 27 2021
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A reverse mortgage is a useful tool for retirees, but it also comes with several eligibility requirements and responsibilities. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses how status changes can impact your HECM. Some of the topics he covers: Certifying that the property is your primary residence every year Paying your property […]
Apr 8 2021
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A mortgage minus the monthly payment is an attractive offer. For homeowners over the age of 62 and with substantial equity, it’s also a realistic one. A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) provides a loan based on a home’s value and deferred repayment while the property is the borrower’s primary residence. However, that doesn’t mean […]
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 […]
Oct 20 2020
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While leisure travel is on hold for most of us, that’s not likely to be the case forever. As restrictions ease and confidence in our ability to do so safely returns, there will likely be a growing demand to make up for lost time. In particular, retirees may see the end of this pandemic as […]
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 […]