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How Should Purchasing a Home Fit into Your Financial Priorities?

October 18, 2013

For Baby Boomers, buying a home was one of the first financial decisions every young adult made. After buying a car and marrying, that a home was the next step was a given. As Americans are marrying later in life, younger people are flocking to cities instead of suburbs, and housing prices continue to climb, […]

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Awesome Halloween Decorations to Do with Your Kids

October 17, 2013

Halloween is a fun holiday for kids of any age—even the ones who have kids of their own. With campy movies, costumes, and outlandish, spooky decór, many people consider October their favorite month. Being a part of the home-buying and selling industry, we at First Option know it’s a sensible idea to decorate your home, […]

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The Benefits of Working With a Realtor

October 10, 2013

If you’re preparing to buy a home or wanting to sell yours, you’ve had to consider this question: Should I use a realtor? A lot of home buyers and sellers on the market prefer to go at it alone, wary of the fees and cuts realtors charge. In theory, sellers especially can make more money […]

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5 Tips to Help You Maintain and Enhance Your Hardwood Floors

October 03, 2013

Hardwood floors are an attractive amenity in today’s housing market. Many young home buyers, especially, look for wood flooring as a ‘must-have’ while house hunting, so if you’re selling a home with hardwood floors, you’re ahead of the game. But having the floors isn’t enough. When you’re preparing your home for sale, you need to […]

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

September 18, 2013

Fall is a time of change – the leaves turn, kids go back to school, and the weather becomes damp and cool. For homeowners, this change in weather means the first few weeks of fall are crucial for the maintenance of what is likely your most important investment. How do you keep your home as cozy […]

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Tax Tips for Selling Your Home

September 10, 2013

Selling a home can be complicated, but it seems like a simple breeze compared to IRS tax forms, which require more financial information than just your income. If you sell your home this year, it could have implications on your taxes next April, but not necessarily the ways you might think. Even if you sell […]

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Last Minute Back to School Tips for Your Family

August 30, 2013

Labor Day represents not only an appreciation for the American labor movement, but for many, it represents the last day of summer vacation. Historically, it’s a day to relax—or a last chance to make sure your children and the whole family are ready for the beginning of the school year. It isn’t easy preparing to […]

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