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Buying a Summer Vacation Home

July 23, 2018 best tips for buying a vacation home this summer

The clarion call of summer tickles your wanderlust and gets you thinking about buying a vacation home. Just like buying your first home, this isn’t a decision to be made lightly, and it pays to do the research. Though it may be tempting to buy quickly and get ready to have a pool party, check […]

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10 Ways to Cut Home Energy Costs this Summer

July 23, 2018 Is your home as energy efficient as it could be this summer? Reduce your bills now.

Adults welcome summer with childlike happiness. We dig out the sunglasses, sundresses and shorts, kick off the heavy shoes, and feel revived. Before we know it, the heat is soaring, and we’re darting for the shade and relaxing indoors. But how can you combat the searing pain of your summer utility bills? Follow these smart […]

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Buying a Summer Vacation Home

July 23, 2018 best tips for buying a vacation home this summer

The clarion call of summer tickles your wanderlust and gets you thinking about buying a vacation home. Just like buying your first home, this isn’t a decision to be made lightly, and it pays to do the research. Though it may be tempting to buy quickly and get ready to have a pool party, check […]

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Employee Spotlight: Tim Kelley

July 20, 2018

We’re proud of each and every loan officer in the First Option Family. This month, we’re proud to welcome Tim Kelley to our team of mortgage professionals. With two decades’ worth of experience in finance and mortgages, Tim’s professional knowledge will guide your family as you navigate the housing market. A native to Huntington, West […]

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What are the Different Types of Occupancies?

July 18, 2018 Housing Market for May 2017

A mortgage is a mortgage, right? Some people believe that rates and terms are the same, regardless of the loan or residence. But you may be surprised to know the type of occupancy matters heavily. There are three main types of occupancies. Each one accrues different mortgage rates, additional fees, and even some extra required […]

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4 Techniques to Streamline Selling your House

July 18, 2018

Selling your home can be incredibly stressful. Selling points for real estate fall on a trend, which means many homeowners sell at exactly the same time of the year. Depending on your area, you might even be planting a for-sale sign right next to your next-door neighbor. With several people trying to sell their home, […]

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Is it Cheaper to Pack and Ship or Buy New Stuff?

July 17, 2018

Moving isn’t fun—or cheap. Whether your new home is a few streets away or on the other side of the country, you’re going to have to spend some cash to move in. Just how much moving will cost depends, mainly, on how much time you have to move and how far you have to go. […]

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