house hunting | First Option Mortgage, LLC - Part 4

Everything You Need to Know About VA Loans

July 05, 2018

VA loans help active service members, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. VA loans come with some serious perks for home buyers. Read on to learn who qualifies for a VA loan and why you should consider a VA loan. Spread the knowledge with your military friends and family. A VA loan might be just what […]

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4 Pros and Cons of Tiny Homes

July 03, 2018 pros and cons of buying tiny homes

Tiny homes are one of the hottest trends in housing right now. And for many homebuyers, they make a lot of sense. We want people to make the smartest financial decisions available to them, and that includes buying a small home. Below is our guide to the ups and downs of owning a tiny home. […]

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The Ultimate “Is This Neighborhood Right for Me?” Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

June 26, 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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What to Look for When Choosing a Home Builder

June 25, 2018

Finding the perfect home is never easy, which is why many people avoid the market altogether and decide to start from scratch. Choosing to build your own home attracts people for myriad reasons, but the most prominent of them is the increase of control. Whether you want to build a custom house, a town home, […]

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What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Expect When Buying Your First Home

June 22, 2018 The house hunt comes after you apply for a mortgage loan. What you should expect and not expect when purchasing.

So you’re ready to buy your first home. You applied for a mortgage loan – but now what? Like most people, you’ve probably already done some window shopping online or started making your list of must-haves. While knowing what you want is important, there are many other aspects to consider before launching headfirst into the […]

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

June 21, 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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Why You Should Get Pre-Approved for Your Mortgage

June 18, 2018 Pre-approval tells sellers that you have gone further than just shop for a mortgage. The lender knows how much you can afford.

In a competitive housing market, there are certain things that can hurt your chances of buying the home of your dreams. Desirable homes are selling fast and many listings are receiving multiple offers. Bidding wars are the new norm in this hot market. In this competitive landscape, anything you can do as a buyer to set […]

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