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TransUnion: The Mortgage Market Will Fully Recover in 2016

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These days, it feels like you can’t throw a rock without hitting more good news about the economy. And that’s certainly true when it comes to the mortgage market, which has been slowly but surely recovering since its nosedive six years ago. According to TransUnion, this year will be the year the mortgage market will […]

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Employee Spotlight: Heather Cogley

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At First Option Mortgage, we’re proud of our country’s veterans. And we’re proud to put a spotlight on the military families within the First Option family. Our very own Heather Cogley, an underwriter currently based in Georgia, is the wife of John Cogley, who is in the U.S. Army. Heather was kind enough to give […]

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Give Your Man Cave a Makeover in Time for the Super Bowl

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You’ve bought a new TV, unearthed the recipe for your famous seven layer dip, and finally washed last year’s buffalo wing stains out of your jersey. It’s time to prep for your annual Super Bowl party. But is your man cave ready? Here are a few good ways to prepare for the big day. First, […]

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How to Prepare for Increased Mortgage Rates in 2016

January 06, 2016 What does the federal rate increase mean to you and how can you prepare?

Last month, the Federal Reserve decided to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. No need to panic. Learn what this means for your mortgage and what you can do to get ahead of the increase. Share this infographic with your house hunting friends and family to help them understand the rate […]

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So the Fed Raised Interest Rates: What Does It Mean for Your Mortgage?

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Just reading all the headlines about the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates last month was probably enough to make you a little nervous. What does it mean for you? When will you see the ramifications of this rate increase? And what kinds of effects will it have on mortgage rates? Breathe easy. The […]

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

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Every January you probably make some resolutions for yourself, but have you ever thought to make some for your home? We’ve put together a list of resolutions we think every homeowner should make for 2016. 1. Declutter Start the year off right by cleaning out closets, organizing the garage, and getting rid of old stuff […]

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