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How To Develop Your Personal Homeowner Cost Checklist

August 28, 2018

Homeowner affordability (and stability) is serious business! If you’ve never owned a home before, the number of expenses, known and unknown, that you have to account for can feel pretty daunting. There’s your mortgage, but there’s also mortgage insurance, homeowners insurance, property taxes, repairs … and the list goes on. You’ve probably heard about the […]

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6 Steps to the Home Buying Process

August 16, 2018

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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The Ultimate “Is This Neighborhood Right for Me?” Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 16, 2018

There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new home, and closely evaluating the neighborhood is extremely important. Our infographic walks you through the nuances of appraising your potential neighborhood and provides the resources you need to determine if the neighborhood you’re considering is right for you. Have a look and be sure to […]

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6 Mistakes (Almost) Every Homebuyer Makes [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 14, 2018

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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What’s the Best Time to Apply for a Mortgage?

August 10, 2018

So you’ve found the perfect house. You’ve piled together some savings, and even checked out the market for any potential deals. You have a budget, but now you’re just trying to see how far it can travel in this economy. Most homeowners get the why and how down pretty quickly, but it’s when the best […]

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6 Benefits of Starting a Family in the City

August 07, 2018

Choosing where to buy a home can be a challenge at any stage in life. Once you decide to have kids, though, you have to consider a lot more than whether or not you’ll enjoy the neighbors. You want to live in a place where your kids will be safe and equipped with everything they […]

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The Benefit of Using a Mortgage Company vs. a Big Bank

August 01, 2018 Safety Deposit Box Numbers

Even before you begin house hunting or consider the length of your home loan, you have to make a more basic decision: Where to obtain your mortgage. Many different entities in America offer home loans, but most can be reduced to one of two categories—a mortgage company or a big bank. Banks can have their […]

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