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6 Steps to the Home Buying Process

May 15, 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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Is Refinancing Right For You? [Infographic]

May 08, 2018 Considering a mortgage refinance? Consider the main types of home refinances an which refi is right for you.

Are you looking to reduce your monthly mortgage payment or cash-out some of the equity you’ve build up in your home to use for a big project or to pay off debt? There are two main types of mortgage refinances: a cash-out refinance and a rate and term refinance. Check out our helpful infographic covering some […]

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What’s My REAL Mortgage Payment?

May 04, 2018 Owning a home is a responsibility. Here’s what it takes to maintain a home from month to month and year to year.

Being a homeowner is both a dream and a responsibility. It can sometimes be difficult to calculate the cost of home ownership. The basics of a mortgage payment are mostly straightforward, and loans and terms can be calculated with a mortgage calculator. But, any homeowner can tell you that caring for and maintaining a home […]

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The Benefit of Using a Mortgage Company vs. a Big Bank

April 20, 2018 mortgage company benefits

Even before you begin house hunting or consider the length of your home loan, you have to make a more basic decision: Where to obtain your mortgage. Many different entities in America offer home loans, but most can be reduced to one of two categories—a mortgage company or a big bank. Banks can have their […]

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Getting Back on Track After Being Rejected for a Mortgage Loan

April 18, 2018 TipsNewsletterBuriedInPaperwork

It’s tough getting denied for a mortgage, but it shouldn’t be the end to securing an approved offer. According to a report from the Federal Reserve, 80 percent of Americans are in debt, but only 1 in 8 people are denied a mortgage. For refinancing, roughly 1 in every 2 applications are rejected their first […]

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Should You Switch from a 30-Year to a 15-Year Mortgage?

April 17, 2018 15-year mortgage

Mortgage rates are down for the fourth week running, putting interest rates at lows not seen since May. The going rate on a 15-year mortgage is hovering well below 4%. So should you consider refinancing from a 30-year mortgage to a 15-year mortgage? Here are some questions to consider before you make a decision. How […]

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How to Get a Mortgage for a Fixer-Upper

April 09, 2018 How to get a mortgage for a fixer-upper

You’ve followed our guide on 15 ways to save for a new home, and now you have enough to make that down payment. But what if the home you’re looking at needs some TLC — or more than that, some serious renovation? Financing a fixer-upper can be tough, but we’re here to walk you through it! […]

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