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How to Prepare for a Closing

September 19, 2018

The pre-approval has been completed. Loan estimates have been received and closing disclosures finally settled on. This is it! The purchase transaction on your dream home is next to complete. But the closer your closing gets, the more you might be wondering: how do I prepare all the documents and payments required? How do I […]

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Employee Spotlight: Nicole Wilkerson

September 14, 2018

Representing our friends in the medical industry, please welcome Nicole Wilkerson to the First Option Family! Originally a New Jersey native, Nicole moved to Georgia in the 10th grade, making Atlanta her home ever since! Originally an EMT, Nicole graduated as a Paramedic from Gwinnett Tech, working at Grady and around the world as a […]

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Square Up for Your Next Window Replacement

September 04, 2018 how to replace windows on your home

Maybe they’re drafty or you just don’t like the way they look. Either way, you’ve made the decision to replace your windows. While it seems like a daunting task, replacing windows can be a creative process that doesn’t have to break the bank. Our DIY guides are second to none, and with a few fundamentals […]

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5 Facts To Break Down The Labor Day Holiday

September 03, 2018

Today is the first Monday of September, celebrated across the United States as Labor Day! Beyond all those hotdogs, hamburgers, and not wearing white, where does the holiday come from? How did it come to be a nationally-recognized holiday with no one entirely sure how it came to be? Labor Day draws from a recognition […]

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A Guide to Remodeling Your Bathroom

August 31, 2018

  Welcome to the mother of all home renovation challenges: the bathroom. Potential DIYers and home sprucer-uppers are often filled with dread when considering this difficult task. It can be a doozy, but take a deep breath. Our guide will walk you through the steps necessary to solving your bathroom woes. And if doing it […]

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How To Develop Your Personal Homeowner Cost Checklist

August 28, 2018

Homeowner affordability (and stability) is serious business! If you’ve never owned a home before, the number of expenses, known and unknown, that you have to account for can feel pretty daunting. There’s your mortgage, but there’s also mortgage insurance, homeowners insurance, property taxes, repairs … and the list goes on. You’ve probably heard about the […]

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How Technology Is Making Applying for a Mortgage Easier

August 27, 2018

Money moves at the speed of technology nowadays. You file taxes online, bank online, and pay bills online. Why not apply for a mortgage online? Admittedly, applying for a mortgage isn’t always the most enjoyable of activities. It can be time-consuming, paperwork-intensive, and can involve a lot of phone calls and facetime. Even though modern […]

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