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6 Tips for Paying Off Your Mortgage

May 25, 2018 6 Tips for Paying Off Your Mortgage

Mortgages are loans measured in years and decades, and the prospect of paying one off can often seem a bit distant. However, it’s possible to shave years (and therefore dollars) off the total amount of your mortgage. Here are six things you can do to speed up and pay down the biggest purchase of your […]

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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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Getting Back on Track After Being Rejected for a Mortgage Loan

April 18, 2018

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

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

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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