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5 Inspiring Ideas for Your Extra Room

August 02, 2016 get inspired to finally revamp the extra room in your house with these 5 great ideas

The kids have moved out, you recently moved into a new home, or you’ve finished building a new addition. Regardless of how you’ve come across it, you’ve found yourself with an extra room. If you’re looking for ideas about what you should do with it, we’ve got some great ideas for filling that extra space. […]

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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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5 Questions to Ask Your Loan Originator Before You Sign On

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Choosing a loan officer is a big deal. When choosing someone, you might wonder whether the person you’re talking to truly knows the industry and has your best interests at heart. Here are a few questions you can ask originators to ensure your homebuying process is as smooth as it is exciting. Can I get […]

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What Slower Home Price Gains Mean to New Homebuyers

August 13, 2014 post

Recent reports by Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) show slower home price gains in 18 out of 20 major U.S. metro areas during the second quarter. This could cause worry for some sellers, yet it is a sign of a more sustainable real estate market after last summer’s bump in […]

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6 Mistakes (Almost) Every Homebuyer Makes [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 08, 2014 Mistakes homebuyers make

Buying a new home is an incredibly important decision, both personally and financially. It can be very easy to get caught up in the excitement of finding your dream home. Our infographic walks you through the top mistakes almost every homebuyer makes, and what you should do instead.     If you’re on the hunt […]

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Does Home Flipping Pay Off?

August 05, 2014 Profit from house flipping

Many homeowners and homebuyers entertain the idea of purchasing an investment property. Buying a home and renovating it so you can quickly sell it seems like an easy way to make extra money. The multitude of HGTV reality shows on house flipping and remodeling make the concept even more alluring. But does home flipping really […]

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5 Things College Graduates Should Know When Buying a Home

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According to a Gallup poll, 14% of all Americans between the ages of 24-34 are living with their parents. Quite a few of these people are college graduates, and the challenges of the job market and student loans have kept them from leaving the nest. It may be more difficult for college graduates to buy […]

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