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6 Reasons You Should Look For Another Job

October 23, 2017 Careers at First Option

A job change can be a tough process. When is it a good time to start looking? What are some good reasons to start looking for a new line of work? It can be stressful and confusing to start searching various fields and areas of expertise, so actively volunteering to look for work is always […]

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6 Creative Ways To Carve Your Pumpkin

October 20, 2017 the best halloween decorations for your home

Halloween is only weeks away. How many of us have decorations set up, ready for all those trick-or-treaters on the 31st? For most families, carving a pumpkin is a great way to get the family together. But what are some of the ways you can safely and creatively carve a pumpkin with the kiddies? If […]

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The Myths About Refinancing

October 18, 2017 4333249778_2c39c9f6bb_z

Interest rates have continued to lower over the course of 2017. In spite of this, the number of homeowners choosing to refinance their mortgage has been one of the lowest in years. Normally, when the interest rates are astronomically low, you’d expect homeowners to be refinancing more, not less! To put it into perspective, this […]

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3 Tips To Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

October 16, 2017 9922791-green-debt-free-highway-sign-on-cloud-background

Housing costs count toward a major chunk of your budget. For some families payments pile up until chunks become unbearable and impossible to pay. But there’s a way to work on your mortgage, piece-by-piece, as you pay off chunks, essentially shaving off your rate until your monthly payments are much more manageable, or disappear altogether. […]

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What Should First-Time Homebuyers Look For In A Mortgage

October 13, 2017 First-time homebuyers are reentering the housing market. This is what they look for in a property.

Are you a first-time homebuyer, or perhaps interested in helping first-timers with landing their mortgage? Getting a mortgage has a lot to do with being knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the market, but just getting your foot in the door may seem like a daunting task. Fear not, though, because today we look […]

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Fall DIY Ideas For Your Home

October 09, 2017 What Makes a Good Neighborhood

As we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall, you might consider making some changes. For many homeowners, home improvements are a great way to start. Outdoor projects could be too hot in the summer or not practical with all the family cooped away. Suddenly fall is here and you have all time and […]

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Purchase Apps Up, Refinancing Down

October 06, 2017 Profit from house flipping

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), purchase applications have stalled for the third straight week in a row, while still showing overall economic growth. Their survey shows the Marketing Composite Index, or the entirety of Mortgage marketing, has decreased by a rate of .4% seasonally. Compare this to last week and you get a […]

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