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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 15 2021
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If you’re currently shopping for a home, you might be noticing lots of competition and less inventory. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses the importance of not rushing to buy the first home you can get. Instead, be patient during your home search. Some of the topics he covers: Watching for […]
Jun 1 2021
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There are a number of bad financial habits that can derail your dreams of buying a home, but don’t worry! Open Mortgage CEO and founder Scott Gordon is here to discuss financial habits you can keep an eye on, as you plan and hunt for your home. Some of the topics he covers: The effect […]
Apr 29 2021
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First-time homebuyers often focus their attention on neighborhoods and finishes, not educating themselves on the loan process. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses finding the right mortgage while hunting for your first home. Some of the topics he covers: Speaking to lenders before you begin touring properties Documents to collect prior […]
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 20 2021
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When it comes to loan qualification and making a down payment, FHA loans offer home buyers many advantages over conventional mortgages. But that doesn’t mean they’re the best option for your specific situation. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, helps familiarize you with the cost of taking out an FHA loan. Some […]
Mar 25 2021
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For some, technology has made it easier (and safer during the pandemic) to buy and sell homes. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses whether iBuying might be the right route for you. Some of the topics he covers: iBuying is very convenient for sellers, but it’s likely to come at a […]
Mar 23 2021
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If you’ve ever shopped for a home, then you know about the extra costs associated with making such a big purchase: Closing costs. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses ways to minimize these extra expenses. Some of the topics he covers: The typical amount you can expect to pay in closing […]
Mar 15 2021
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Title companies are critical to ensuring that property ownership changes hands properly. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses what a title company should be doing as you grow closer to closing on a new home. Some of the topics he covers: Title companies offer title insurance to protect against ownership disputes […]
Feb 23 2021
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We hear a lot about historically low mortgage rates these days, but are there better ways to save? In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses what to know about interest rates before you begin your search for a mortgage. Some of the topics he covers: Focusing on rate terms as opposed to […]