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6 Steps to the Home Buying Process

August 16, 2018

You’ve made the decision to buy a home, you’ve saved for a down payment, and you’ve been pre-approved by First Option for a mortgage. So what do you do next? What does the approval process look like? Have no fear! Here’s our guide to getting approved for your next big step and getting into your […]

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The Ultimate “Is This Neighborhood Right for Me?” Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 16, 2018

There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new home, and closely evaluating the neighborhood is extremely important. Our infographic walks you through the nuances of appraising your potential neighborhood and provides the resources you need to determine if the neighborhood you’re considering is right for you. Have a look and be sure to […]

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Introvert? Extrovert? Make Your Home Layout Work for You

August 14, 2018

Talking about whether you’re an introvert or extrovert is kind of a thing right now. Articles on designing offices that work for both introverts and extroverts abound, but very little has been written about home layout. And yet having the right environment for your personality is even more important at home. An extrovert’s house If […]

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6 Mistakes (Almost) Every Homebuyer Makes [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 14, 2018

Buying a new home is an incredibly important decision, both personally and financially. It can be very easy to get caught up in the excitement of finding your dream home. Our infographic walks you through the top mistakes almost every homebuyer makes, and what you should do instead.     If you’re on the hunt […]

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7 Smart Ways to Use a Cash-Out Refinance

August 13, 2018

Need some extra cash? It might be time to tap into your home’s equity. A cash-out refinance replaces your existing mortgage with a loan that pays off your balance and repurposes the equity in your home to put money in your pocket. The benefits of a cash-out refinance are many, especially for those who plan […]

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What’s the Best Time to Apply for a Mortgage?

August 10, 2018

So you’ve found the perfect house. You’ve piled together some savings, and even checked out the market for any potential deals. You have a budget, but now you’re just trying to see how far your budget can travel in this economy. Most homeowners get the why the how down pretty quickly, but it’s when the […]

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Telltale Signs a Home’s Value Will Rise

August 10, 2018

Buying a home can feel a lot like playing the stock market. There are many factors that can determine whether your home willappreciate in value. Smart buyers take a holistic view of the elements that can affect a home’s value before going all in. If you’re looking to make a good real estate investment and […]

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