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8 Tips for Selling Your Home in the Summer

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The housing market is sizzling. With so many families out and about, summer is the best season for selling your home — more than half of all home sales are completed in the summer months. Follow these 8 pieces of advice to cash in on the warm weather and sell your home this summer. Get […]

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What You Should Know About Home Appraisals

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Are you in the process of buying or refinancing a home? If so, your lender will schedule an appraisal, the results of which are instrumental in determining whether or not the lender will approve the amount of the loan request. So, what is a home appraisal? A home appraisal determines how much the home is […]

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Ensuring Your Home Closing Process is Stress-Free

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You’d think the hard work was done once you’ve found the home you want and submitted your loan application. However, the close of escrow (COE) can require additional work on your end to flow smoothly for all parties involved. How to Have a Stress-Free Home Closing The following steps can help to facilitate your close […]

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How to Effectively Sell Your Eco-Friendly House

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Building a green home is good for your pocket book when it comes to energy savings, but it can also get you top dollar when it comes to selling your house down the road. Your home will appeal to a wider niche of home buyers, including those who are looking specifically for eco-friendly home options. […]

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How to Use Comparable Sales in Your Home Pricing

June 24, 2015 Family Sitting In Garden Together

While we won’t go so far as to say that selling your home is a game, there is quite a bit of strategy involved. Setting the price too low can mean missing out on a substantial amount of cash. On the flip side, pricing it too high can put off potential buyers who feel intimidated […]

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Do You Need to Be “Perfect” to Get a Mortgage?

June 16, 2015 FirstOption_Perfect_Mortgage

When you picture the “perfect” home buyer, what comes to mind? Most likely, it’s a person with an excellent credit score of 740 (if not higher), with enough money in the bank to put 20 percent down, plus extra to cover the closing costs and any surprise expenses that come along, and with enough income […]

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2015 Spring & Summer Home Buying Guide

June 01, 2015 Home Buying Guide

In many major markets, inventory is expected to be tight so you must act quickly to nab the home of your dreams.  First Option Mortgage wants to arm you for success in 2015’s busy home buying season and this E-Book has the perfect tips in order to do so.               […]

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