first time home buyer | First Option Mortgage, LLC - Part 10

How Much Does Jacksonville Hurricane Insurance Cost?

July 24, 2014 Is your Jacksonville home prepared for a hurricane? Don't put off signing up for hurricane or flood insurance.

No one wants to imagine a tropical storm or hurricane slamming into their home, likely the biggest investment of their lives. With the Atlantic hurricane season spanning six months from June 1 till November 30, there are unfortunately several chances for damage to occur to your First Coast home. As a homeowner you must be […]

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What’s Next for the Atlanta Housing Market?

July 21, 2014

The housing market in Atlanta is strong—and it’s been growing stronger for months. Atlanta home prices in April increased 2%, one of only five American cities to see such a gain. The numbers were even higher in May. Every other real estate factor has demonstrated similar growth, making Atlanta a kind of poster child for […]

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The Perks of Buying a Home in Downtown Salt Lake City

July 11, 2014

The general narrative of first time homebuyers used to go something like this: Single folks and young couples bought condos or small urban houses, and once they started families they migrated out, following the trail toward suburban sprawl. It’s a tried-and-true homeownership trend, and it continues to appeal to many folks, but not everyone. More […]

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Where Do Families Live in Minneapolis?

July 07, 2014

Where to live is the first decision you’ll have to make when you’re moving to Minneapolis. The choice depends on what you want out of your home. Floorspace, walkability, local businesses, and nearby lakes all vary, depending on the Minneapolis neighborhood you choose. Homebuyers with kids, though, often look for the areas where other families […]

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56 Housing Markets Show Strong Growth in 2014

June 25, 2014

In some parts of America, you’d never know the recession ever happened—at least, not from a housing perspective. According to a new report released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the housing markets in 56 cities have returned to or exceeded their pre-recession levels. This is significant, especially for homeowners in metro areas […]

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The Las Vegas Housing Market Is Back on Track

June 18, 2014

Despite the hot weather in April, the housing market felt a bit cooler in Las Vegas to start the spring, but recent gains in May have put the area’s housing market back on track. Since January 2012, Nevada homes have gradually regained their value, which had been hit particularly hard by the economy. The recent […]

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The (Nearly) $10,000 Leap in the Phoenix Median Home Price

June 16, 2014 Apply for a mortgage loan with First Option Mortgage for competitive mortgage rates in Phoenix.

Home values are climbing in Phoenix—or leaping, depending on how you look at it. Median home prices increased $9,500 this March, a tremendous boost for any city, but especially a metropolitan area that the recession hit particularly hard. The growth in the Arizona real estate market has encouraged local and national economists, and it’s a […]

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