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The 2016 Home Buyer’s Summer Survival Guide

May 11, 2016 The guide to buying a home in summer 2016

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the kids are finishing up school — summertime is in full swing. When the weather is nice, it seems like a great time to look for a new home, but the market can be competitive this time of year. Fear not: First Option Mortgage was there […]

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3 Common Mistakes New Homeowners Make (and How to Avoid Them)

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A belated happy New Homeowner Day! Technically this non-traditional holiday was on May 1; but if you’ve recently purchased a home, every day is New Homeowner Day for you — at least for the first couple years. Buying a new home is a big undertaking and comes with a lot of new challenges. Most new […]

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10 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

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Whether you’re getting ready to sell or looking to do some spring renovations, here are the renovations and upgrades to help you increase your home’s value and get the most return from your investment.

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Summer 2016 Home Buying Guide

April 21, 2016

Spring and summer are some of the most popular times to buy a home. Our Summer 2016 Home Buying Guide has the top four tips to help you act fast and get into your dream home. Download it today for free!

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City Versus Suburbs: The New Landscape of Home Ownership

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There’s a strange thing happening with home purchases right now. In addition to home buyers flocking to 18-hour cities, purchases are up in city centers, and suburbs are seeing a resurgence. So what’s really going on here? How can people be moving toward and away from cities at the same time? To the suburbs Despite […]

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8 Things Often Overlooked During Spring Cleaning

April 18, 2016 5200048896_edc4c11a9c_z

In January, you de-cluttered for the New Year. Now that it’s spring, it’s time to take it to the next level. Are there appliances or nooks and crannies that never get cleaned because you don’t know how? We’ve scoured expert spring cleaning sources to bring you the best advice on getting those hard-to-clean items sparkling […]

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Watching Grass Grow: 3 Tips for a Healthier Lawn

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Did you know there are over 10,000 varieties of grass in the world? Or that grass is used to make everyday products like paper or beer? Well, now’s the time to show more appreciation for your grass, because it’s National Lawn Care Month! Now that you’ve tackled a great front garden for maximum curb appeal, […]

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