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Buying a House in the Spring (Without Losing Your Mind)

February 25, 2019

Ah, spring. The time when the frost melts, the air gets sweeter, and you see crocuses everywhere you look. What could be better? How about buying a house without going crazy or blowing your budget? Spring is the most popular season for house hunting, when more homes typically go on the market; the flip side […]

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Strategies for Coming Up with a Down Payment

February 20, 2019

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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Home Seller’s Checklist: 7 Tips to Entice Buyers

February 19, 2019 7 Tips To Sell Your Home

So you’re selling your home? You’ve found a good agent, your house is cleaned up, your paperwork is in order — now you can just sit back and wait for it to sell, right? Wrong, wrong, wrong. There are still some simple things you can do to help your home sell quicker, and maybe even […]

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6 Unconventional Valentine’s Date Ideas

February 14, 2019

For some couples, Valentine’s Day is as important as a wedding anniversary. Others view it as just another day. For most Americans in a relationship, though, it’s an excuse to treat each other a little more specially than normal. Whether Valentine’s Day is a big deal for your partner or not, you may be feeling […]

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Employee Spotlight: Paul Perkins

February 06, 2019

Paul Perkins recently joined First Option Mortgage as Vice President of Business Development. With a focus on recruitment and team management, Paul utilizes his varied and exciting background to secure valuable, effective talent. Following 22 years of recruitment experience, Paul has witnessed the mortgage industry firsthand in positions ranging from Senior Loan Originator to Branch […]

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Is Refinancing Right For You? [Infographic]

February 04, 2019 Considering a mortgage refinance? Consider the main types of home refinances an which refi is right for you.

Are you looking to reduce your monthly mortgage payment or cash-out some of the equity you’ve build up in your home to use for a big project or to pay off debt? There are two main types of mortgage refinances: a cash-out refinance and a rate and term refinance. Check out our helpful infographic covering some […]

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Indoor Activities to do with Your Kids During Cold Winter Weather

January 30, 2019

Cold winter weather can cause cabin fever more than anything else, especially for kids—or maybe more especially for parents trying to distract them. If you’re like many Americans this year, you’ve already had more snow days than you know what to do with. There may be even more ahead, so consider these indoor activities to […]

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