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Jun 30 2020
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Sellers are walking away with more cash than usual due to rising home values in recent years. But selling isn’t the only way to put your home’s equity to work for you. Listen to Open Mortgage CEO and Founder Scott Gordon discuss how you can benefit from your home’s equity even if you plan on… Continue Reading Know Your Home Equity Options
Jun 23 2020
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Buying a home is a very exciting time, but it’s also a big financial move. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses the importance of having a healthy savings account before buying a home. Some of the topics he covers: Saving and knowing what lenders look for Preparing for unexpected home expenses… Continue Reading Saving for a Home Goes Beyond the Down Payment
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… Continue Reading Protecting Your Reverse Mortgage from the Unexpected
May 19 2020
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More space is always a good thing. That’s why you might consider giving your home a refresh to maximize square footage and increase productivity without sacrificing coziness. Here are a few makeover tips which can be helpful even post-COVID-19 restrictions—they offer ways to create relaxed, functional spaces where you can work, entertain and live comfortably. … Continue Reading Find More Space at Home

Dec 3 2019

Sometimes, the first step toward a goal is the hardest. Coming up with thousands of dollars to use as a down payment on a dream home is no exception. However, if you understand the options available to you, finding a down payment strategy to make your dream of homeownership a reality could be simpler than… Continue Reading Down Payment Strategies for your Dream Home

Nov 26 2019

The biggest shopping day of the year is just days away, but Black Friday doesn’t always live up to its money-saving reputation. The excitement of deep discounts and the lure of limited quantities can leave some shoppers dealing with the financial consequences well past the holiday season. This year, before you line up for those… Continue Reading Strategies to Slow your Black Friday Spending

Nov 21 2019

The strong winds and cold temperatures that accompany winter’s arrival can make staying warm a challenge, even inside our homes. Instead of just turning up the heat or counting on the fireplace this year, consider implementing a thorough winterization plan for energy efficiency.  A few simple steps can significantly increase your home’s energy efficiency, allowing… Continue Reading Energy Efficiency is the Key to a Warm Winter

Nov 14 2019

Any homeowner should pay close attention to their home’s condition and make an effort to spot problems before they get out of hand. Regular and thorough upkeep becomes even more important if a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is part of your retirement strategy. In addition to staying current on insurance premiums and property taxes,… Continue Reading Watch Out for These Home Repair Hot Spots

Nov 1 2019

Cooler temperatures can add lots of little items to your to-do list: dropping the heavy comforters at the dry cleaners, taking an inventory of your baking supplies, and making sure your family has all the cold-weather gear they need to get through the winter.  There’s one more thing to add to your winter prep —… Continue Reading Stay Warm Safely When Cooler Weather Arrives

Oct 22 2019

While smart home technology can help homeowners improve efficiency, save money on energy bills, and see who’s at the front door, recent news reports have raised concerns about the security of high-tech security systems. These monitoring systems can be susceptible to hacking, and some users have fallen prey to the prying eyes and ears of… Continue Reading Keeping your Home Safe the Old-Fashioned Way