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10 Red Flags in Any Real Estate Listing

June 01, 2018

When you make the decision to buy a new home, you likely won’t leave all of the searching to your real estate agent. You have access to the Multiple Service Listings (MLS) that your realtor uses, and you can search through homes on your own. It helps to scrutinize each listing that catches your attention […]

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The Risks of Selling a Home FSBO

June 01, 2018

On paper it sounds like a great idea: sell the home yourself, save thousands on a realtor’s commission. In our DIY age, listing your home For Sale By Owner seems doable, even sensible. In reality, though, there are quite a few risks involved when you decide to do it alone. To ensure you’re making an […]

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6 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 31, 2018

There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new home, and hiring a real estate agent is incredibly important. Our infographic walks you through the reasons to hire a qualified real estate agent. Have a look and be sure to share with your friends who are in search of their next home! First Option has […]

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8 Qualities of a Great School District

May 29, 2018

Anyone who’s even thought about buying a house has heard this before: “Look at the nearby schools.” Whether you’re single, a retiree, or young parent with a home full of kiddos, local school districts matter when it comes to real estate. Families or couples who hope to start families won’t want to live in a […]

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When Should You Move into a Bigger Home?

May 25, 2018

It’s a question most homeowners have to consider at some point: Does your current house meet your needs? As families grow and possessions accumulate, the homes we bought a decade ago suddenly aren’t as spacious as they used to be. No house is perfect, and any move requires logistical planning and financial commitment, but sometimes […]

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6 Steps to the Home Buying Process

May 15, 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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What’s My REAL Mortgage Payment?

May 04, 2018 Owning a home is a responsibility. Here’s what it takes to maintain a home from month to month and year to year.

Being a homeowner is both a dream and a responsibility. It can sometimes be difficult to calculate the cost of home ownership. The basics of a mortgage payment are mostly straightforward, and loans and terms can be calculated with a mortgage calculator. But, any homeowner can tell you that caring for and maintaining a home […]

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