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Homeownership Costs to Consider Before Purchasing

May 23, 2019

There are many obvious costs when it comes to purchasing a home that people are generally aware of. The purchase price, the homeowners insurance, the property taxes, and of course closing costs and fees are pretty well-known expenses, even for a first-time homebuyer. Beyond these expenses, though, come additional costs that should be calculated in […]

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What to Look For in a Mortgage Lender

May 22, 2019

For most people, buying a home is probably the single biggest, most important purchase they’ll make in their lifetime. With that in mind, homeowners are often understandably cautious about choosing the people or companies that will help them achieve their goal. For homebuyers, shopping around for lenders requires thoughtful research, due diligence, and a bit […]

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How to Calculate Which Type of Home You Can Afford

March 07, 2019

Calculating the type of home you can afford is one of the biggest questions many homebuyers have. Getting to that answer involves several factors. Your income and liabilities, what you can put forward as a down payment, and the particulars of your loan will all determine the kind of home and type of loan you […]

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5 Factors That Can Affect Your Homes Resale Value

January 18, 2019

You may have just bought your dream home, or you purchased what you hope to be the first in your homeownership career. Either way, there may come a day when you want to sell. It could be to downsize or it could be to move up in the market or to take a job out […]

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Does Home Flipping Pay Off?

August 20, 2018

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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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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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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