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A Guide to Selling an Aging Relative’s Home

October 09, 2018

At some point, most of us have to support aging relatives transition into their next stage of life. This can take many forms, but it usually involves moving them out of the home where they’ve lived for decades—sometimes their entire lives. It’s always a difficult process, emotionally and logistically. If you have to sell an […]

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3 Tips To Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

October 08, 2018

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 are ways to work on your mortgage, piece-by-piece and chunk-by-chunk. Essentially, the more you spend the more manageable your mortgage on a monthly basis! Paying off your mortgage as […]

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Fall DIY Ideas For Your Home

October 02, 2018

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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Employee Spotlight: Mark White

October 01, 2018

We’re excited to welcome Mark White back to First Option Mortgage Phoenix! Mark combines his seasoned, decade-long experience as a Loan Officer with 8 solid years of working as a real estate agent. A Los Angeles native, Mark has moved back to the great state of Arizona to help homebuyers fund the biggest choice in […]

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Employee Spotlight: Jessica Barron

September 28, 2018

Jessica Barron carries valuable insight to the mortgage industry through nearly a decade of work in workforce development. This month, First Option Mortgage is excited to welcome Jessica as Vice President of Human Resources and Personnel Development. Previously, Jessica began her career working in administration and setup, handling everything from trailing docs to user account […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Pre-Approval Process

September 27, 2018

At First Option, we believe all homebuyers should secure a pre-approved mortgage before looking at homes. We have many reasons for believing this, and all of them are because, ultimately, our clients benefit from pre-approval. We also realize, though, many people have mortgage questions about being pre-approved. We’ve assembled the most common of these and […]

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6 Renovations That Will Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

September 25, 2018

Last month, we shared an infographic with you showing six renovations that increase your home’s resale value and six that don’t. Since summer is coming to a close, we thought we’d revisit it in case you’re trying to give your home a last-minute facelift. Whether you’ve decided to do some much-needed repairs, you’re getting ready […]

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