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A Guide to Selling an Aging Relative’s Home

October 09, 2018

At some point, most of us have to support aging relatives transition into their next stage of life. This can take many forms, but it usually involves moving them out of the home where they’ve lived for decades—sometimes their entire lives. It’s always a difficult process, emotionally and logistically. If you have to sell an […]

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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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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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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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