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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: […]
Dec 17 2020
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Purchasing a fixer-upper can be an exciting adventure—then again, buying a move-in ready home can be faster and easier on many new homeowners. In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder Scott Gordon offers tips to help make the decision easier. Some topics he covers: Rising construction costs and why an older home may offer […]
Dec 2 2020

With the impending arrival of winter, now is a great time to review your essential home maintenance checklist. This list potentially includes protecting vulnerable pipes from freezing temperatures, sealing up drafty windows and doors, and making sure your heating system is ready for another season of hard work.   It can also be an excellent time […]

Nov 17 2020
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Interest rates are nearing historic lows, making the choice between a short term or long term mortgage tougher than usual. In this video, CEO and founder Scott Gordon talks about what to keep in mind as you make this important financial decision. He discusses: How to choose between a 15 or 30-year mortgage term Considering […]
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 […]
Oct 22 2020
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When we buy a home, we usually expect it to be a long term commitment. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses what to do if life’s circumstances require you to sell earlier than planned, plus ways to make that process easier. Some of the topics he covers: Finding an experienced realtor […]
Oct 8 2020
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Building a relationship with your neighbors offers more than just a bigger social circle. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses the many benefits of getting to know the people living next door. Some of the topics he covers: Helping seniors who are concerned about running errands during the pandemic Protecting each […]
Sep 22 2020
Did you know that lenders typically like to see one to two years of stable income history before you can qualify for a mortgage? In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses preparing early for your mortgage—long before you even start shopping. Some topics he discusses: Building/repairing your credit score Avoiding large credit […]
Aug 27 2020
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The type of home you want now might not be what you need later in life. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses looking for a home that fits your wants now and offers the flexibility to grow with your future needs. Some of the topics he covers: Planning for children or […]
Aug 25 2020
Owning a home comes with more financial responsibilities than just your monthly mortgage payments. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses important expenses that come with buying a home. Some of the topics he covers: Unexpected maintenance issues Property tax and insurance requirements Working with your lender to find the best solutions […]