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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 […]
Feb 16 2021
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Are you ready to take control of your credit and purchase your dream home? In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses habits and actions that lead to building good credit. Some topics he covers: Always making your payments on time Paying down debt whenever possible Starting an emergency savings fund After […]
Feb 11 2021
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When the real estate industry is strong, home buyers find the number of available homes in their dream neighborhoods to be lower than ideal. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses navigating a home search in a competitive market. Some topics he covers: Prequalifying for a mortgage application before house hunting Making […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]