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On a Budget? 4 Ways to Take a Summer Staycation

June 05, 2018 Use our guide to have the perfect summer staycation!

Vacations can be the perfect mix of paradise views, tourist traps, and road trip games. You get to take in new sights, meet new people, try new foods — it’s the good life. But if you’re trying to save for a home this year or things are a little bit financially tight right now, you […]

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5 Things College Graduates Should Know When Buying a Home

June 04, 2018

According to a Pew Research Poll, 15% of all 25- to 35-year-old Americans are living with their parents. Quite a few of these people are college graduates, and the challenges of the job market and student loans have kept them from leaving the nest. It may be more difficult for college graduates to buy a […]

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How to Renovate on a Tight Budget

June 01, 2018

Ready for a big renovation but your savings account isn’t? Don’t sweat it. You can do plenty of renovations on a tight budget that drastically change the look of your home. But if you’re strapped for cash, you’re going to have to make some tough choices. These areas of your home will help you get […]

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6 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 31, 2018

There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new home, and hiring a real estate agent is incredibly important. Our infographic walks you through the reasons to hire a qualified real estate agent. Have a look and be sure to share with your friends who are in search of their next home! First Option has […]

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10 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

May 30, 2018

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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8 Qualities of a Great School District

May 29, 2018

Anyone who’s even thought about buying a house has heard this before: “Look at the nearby schools.” Whether you’re single, a retiree, or young parent with a home full of kiddos, local school districts matter when it comes to real estate. Families or couples who hope to start families won’t want to live in a […]

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Understanding Your Mortgage Payment

May 28, 2018 Understanding your mortgage payment

Your home is one of the most important purchases you’ll make in your lifetime. But paying off a mortgage isn’t like paying down a car, credit card, or student loan. Just like owning a home, it’s complex, and a variety of factors go into determining your monthly payment. Main factors Size, or principal, the amount […]

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