Open Mortgage's CEO Scott Gordon has announced the opening of a new Branch in Honolulu, Hawaii. This new Branch is represented by Branch Manager, Wendy Oshiro. Wendy's expertise focuses on helping seniors maintain their independence with a loan product known as Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs), or reverse mortgage products. They can be for equity purposes or for purchasing a new primary residence.
Wendy began her career as a secondary mathematics teacher for 16 years. However, her teaching career was cut short when both of her parents lost their independence within a year apart of each other. This was a difficult and stressful time for Wendy's entire family. Within a short period of time, Wendy learned about many health care issues like those involving long-term care, long-term out-of-pocket costs, and financing options. Wendy experienced first-hand the emotional impact the loss a loved one's independence can have on their quality of life as well as the lives of their immediate family members.
Wendy's experience with her parents is why she is now a senior advocate in the reverse mortgage industry. "As a Reverse Mortgage Specialist and educator, I help my clients make well-informed decisions. I teach them how a reverse mortgage works, along with the benefits, features, and costs of this unique product so they can decide what's right for them,” said Oshiro.