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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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The Top 10 Red Flags to Look for When Buying a Home

May 12, 2018

Buying a new home is beyond exciting. So exciting, in fact, that it can be easy to overlook major red flags before you’ve made the purchase. Is that chipping paint just old, or is it a potential $10,000 removal expense? What about those odd splotches on the ceiling — are they leftover tossed spaghetti stains […]

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How to Prepare for a Home Appraisal

May 11, 2018 Appraiser

Whether you are looking to refinance or to sell, the appraisal that comes in on your home can have a huge impact on the amount of equity you can pull out. In some cases, the appraisal can even put the sale of a home in danger if the appraisal does not come in at or […]

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What to Look For in a Mortgage Lender

May 02, 2018 What to Look For in a Mortgage Lender

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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Homeownership Costs to Consider Before Purchasing

April 27, 2018 Home Maintenance

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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Why Refinance Before Your Kids Go to College

April 25, 2018 Refinancing could give you a lower mortgage rate to help send your kids to college.

Sending your kids off to college can be a traumatic experience for your bank account. The cost of tuition and fees has increased by a staggering 213% since 1988. While student loans and scholarships can help mitigate expenses, some families may need to lean on existing assets to help pay for increasingly expensive education. In some cases, […]

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Finding the Right Loan for Purchasing a Foreclosed Home

April 23, 2018 buying a Foreclosed Home

There are roughly 579,000 homes currently in the United States that are  either bank-owned or in foreclosure. Some real estate markets can represent an even larger percentage of these homes listed for sale. Aside from the fact that they are readily available, foreclosures can also be a great deal if you willing to put in a […]

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