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6 Steps to the Home Buying Process

June 30, 2016

You’ve made the decision to buy a home, you’ve saved for a down payment, and you’ve been pre-approved by First Option for a mortgage. So what do you do next? What does the approval process look like? Have no fear! Here’s our guide to getting approved for your next big step and getting into your […]

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Happy National Insurance Day!

June 28, 2016

June 28 is National Insurance Day, which we think is a perfect chance to think about homeowner’s insurance! We’ll review the important reasons why you should get homeowner’s insurance, as well as some things to keep an eye out for when you’re shopping for a policy. We also have a similar guide for private mortgage […]

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Father’s Day Activities for Every Type of Dad

June 16, 2016 great gifts for your dad this father's day.

Father’s Day is your yearly chance to appreciate the dad in your life, old or young, new or expectant. Because there are so many different things you can do with pops on his special day, we’ve broken the types of dad down into four distinct categories. Your dad might fit into one or all of […]

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Gardening for Curb Appeal: 4 Big Ideas for a Small Yard

June 14, 2016 ideas for gardening in a small space

Good news for folks with a small yard — size doesn’t have to be a barrier to having a beautiful space to live and relax in! We’ve pulled together a bushel of great ideas to help you do a lot with a little. You’ll find that planning is important. Whether you’re landscaping to attract buyers […]

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6 Great Summertime Spots in Minneapolis

June 09, 2016 Looking for fun things to do this summer in Minneapolis? A segway tour is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Minneapolis is a great metropolitan spot to visit in the summertime (and its twin city St. Paul is pretty great, too). We’ve gathered some great info on places to live in the city in the past. But if you just want to visit and see what the area has to offer, here are some great […]

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On a Budget? 4 Ways to Take a Summer Staycation

June 06, 2016 Use our guide to have the perfect summer staycation!

Vacations can be the perfect mix of paradise views, tourist traps, and road trip games. You get to take in new sights, meet new people, try new foods — it’s the good life. But if you’re trying to save for a home this year or things are a little bit financially tight right now, you […]

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How to Get Your Home Ready For Summer

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Summer is officially upon us! Keep your home cool, save money on your electric bill, and increase the value of your home with our summer home tips. Summer is also the perfect time of the year for a cash-out refinance. You can use the money towards upgrades, renovations, and getting your home ready for the […]

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