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15 Ways to Save For a New Home This Spring

March 19, 2018

Looking to buy a new home this spring? It just became easier to save for a down payment with our list of 15 ways to save money to buy a new home. Help your house hunting friends save quicker by sharing this infographic with them! Getting close to your savings goal? Get in touch with us to discover […]

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Strategies for Coming Up with a Down Payment

March 17, 2018

Securing a down payment can be the most daunting aspect of home ownership. Whether you’re aiming for the minimum or hope to put down 20%, saving and gathering the initial funding can be challenging for anyone. At First Option we want to help everyone become homeowners, and so we’ve compiled a few strategies for coming […]

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5 Ways to Enjoy Your Backyard Year-Round

March 10, 2018

The most often overlooked living space is easily the backyard. Maybe you throw a great barbecue a few times each summer and play a little soccer with your kids out back each spring and fall, but you could be doing so much more with your yard! If you have a big patch of patio or […]

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Preparing Your Garden for the Spring

March 03, 2018

It may seem like Spring is still a distance off and the dreary winter weather is going to stick around forever, but the truth is that Spring is just around the corner, and particularly in more temperate regions of the U.S., you may already be seeing some springtime flowers beginning to peek through the soil. […]

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4 Reasons Now is a Great Time to Buy Real Estate

March 01, 2018

There have been many people waiting on the sidelines for the real estate market to improve and now that we are starting to see a turn for the better in the marketplace and housing prices swing into the positive again, sellers are beginning to gain confidence in the market and listing their homes for sale. […]

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How Changes in Credit Scoring Affect Prospective Home Buyers

February 10, 2018

Credit reporting is going through some major overhauls, many of which could drastically affect mortgage eligibility and the home buying process. Just how will these changes alter your next home buying experience? Probably quite a bit. An outdated credit system Fair, Isaac, and Company (FICO) launched the first versions of the credit report in 1981 […]

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5 Factors That Can Affect Your Homes Resale Value

February 10, 2018

You may have just bought your dream home, or you purchased what you hope to be the first in your homeownership career. Either way, there may come a day when you want to sell. It could be to downsize or it could be to move up in the market or to take a job out […]

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