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How Much Square Footage Do You Really Need?

March 21, 2018 23940363_m

So you’re ready for a new house. Perhaps you want to stop renting. Maybe you need more space, or you’d like downsize. How do you know exactly how much space is perfect? Some prospective homeowners go for the biggest house they can afford. And then there are those idealistic few who choose to live in […]

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15 Ways to Save For a New Home This Spring

March 19, 2018 Save Money This Spring

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 coming up with down payment

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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Important Reasons to Review Your Mortgage on a Regular Basis

March 16, 2018 Important Reasons to Review Your Mortgage on a Regular Basis

Most people buy a home, sign a series of paperwork to confirm the lending terms and then meticulously make their monthly payments without a backwards glance. We encourage you to begin reviewing your mortgage on a regular basis to make sure you are getting the best mortgage rates available. Reviewing Your Mortgage Can Net Thousands of […]

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5 Ways to Enjoy Your Backyard Year-Round

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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 Spring Gardening

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 Home For Sale

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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