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15 Ways to Save For a New Home This Spring

March 19, 2018

Looking to buy a new home this spring? It just became easier to save for a down payment with our list of 15 ways to save money to buy a new home. Help your house hunting friends save quicker by sharing this infographic with them! Getting close to your savings goal? Get in touch with us to discover […]

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5 Tips for Dealing with Daylight Savings Time

March 18, 2018

Love it or hate it, daylight savings time is a reality every American outside of Hawaii and Arizona has to deal with. Almost everyone welcomes it in the fall, when we gain an hour of sleep, but this weekend, we set our clocks forward, meaning we lose time. This adjustment can affect many people for […]

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Strategies for Coming Up with a Down Payment

March 17, 2018

Securing a down payment can be the most daunting aspect of home ownership. Whether you’re aiming for the minimum or hope to put down 20%, saving and gathering the initial funding can be challenging for anyone. At First Option we want to help everyone become homeowners, and so we’ve compiled a few strategies for coming […]

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March Madness! Getting Ready for Spring Selling Season

March 16, 2018 Getting Ready for Spring Real Estate Season

Spring selling season is approaching. While it still may feel cold and wintery outside, there is no time like the present to start getting your home real estate ready for what is likely to be a busy selling season in many markets. Even though the weather may prevent you from making needed updates to the […]

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How to Calculate Which Type of Home You Can Afford

March 15, 2018

Calculating the type of home you can afford is one of the biggest questions many homebuyers have. Getting to that answer involves several factors. Your income and liabilities, what you can put forward as a down payment, and the particulars of your loan will all determine the kind of home and type of loan you […]

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What Style of Home Matches Your Personality Type?

March 14, 2018 What Style of Home Matches Your Personality Type?

Ask any homeowner, realtor, or lender, and they’ll tell you that homes have personalities. Every house has quirks, eccentricities, and oddities about it which you should take into account while decorating or entertaining. Design and architecture are a mixture of art, science, and engineering, and different types of combinations create different feelings and ideas around […]

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11 Essential Tools to Have

March 13, 2018 11 Must-Have Tools

If you own a home, you need tools. Whether you want to make routine repairs or prefer to avoid common issues in home inspections, a good set of tools is a must-have for any homeowner. It’s very easy to get scattered and acquire tools on a piecemeal basis. Here, though, are 11 must-have tools that […]

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