first option mortgage | First Option Mortgage, LLC - Part 20

4 Ways to Screw Up a Mortgage Refinance

October 30, 2013

Mortgage refinancing is a great option for people looking to lower their interest rate, pull equity out of their home, or lower their monthly mortgage payment. While interest rates are not at the lows seen in 2012, they remain at historically low rates, making refinancing now an attractive option for many current homeowners. Before you […]

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How to Prepare Your Home for Real Estate Listing Photos

October 25, 2013

We’ve all heard the saying, a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of real estate listing photos, a picture can be worth far more than that. Great photos can make or break your home’s real estate listing and can have a huge impact on the bottom line. Oftentimes, agents and house hunters […]

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Getting Started with Purchasing Investment Properties

October 23, 2013

As the housing market recovers, there are many cities in the United States in which purchasing an investment property is ideal. Atlanta, Phoenix, Dayton and Jacksonville, Florida have all made the list of desirable locations to consider purchasing a rental property. Low home prices combined with competitive interest rates make 2013 one of the best […]

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5 Slow Cooked Suppers for Families on the Go

October 21, 2013

As your family gets back into the swing of the school year and extracurricular sports begin, it becomes more and more difficult to have a hot delicious dinner on the table in the evening for your family to enjoy. Rather than opting for a drive-through or take out, with a little pre-planning you can let […]

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How to Avoid Making a Costly Home Inspection Mistake

October 16, 2013

Getting a home inspection is an important part of the home-buying process. It is a measure put in place to ensure you’re making a sound investment. The result can have a huge impact on your ability to obtain financing through a government-backed loan—and it can effect your bottom line based on the inspection results. While […]

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The Top 5 Reasons Your Home Isn’t Selling

October 15, 2013

Even when housing is hot, there are homes that will linger on the market much longer than others. And while much of the U.S is facing promising prospects and a full fledged housing recovery is underway, there are some more fortunate than others when it comes to getting their house sold quickly. If you are […]

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Up and Coming Portland Neighborhoods

October 14, 2013

Portland is full of unique and versatile neighborhoods; many with very distinct personalities and populaces. As urban renewal has spread throughout the City of Roses, areas such as the Alberta Arts district, the Pearl district, and Division have all benefited greatly from gentrification. An influx of restaurants, shops, and boutiques have popped up to make […]

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