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6 Steps to Setting Up a Successful Neighborhood Watch

May 15, 2019

Neighborhood watch programs have many benefits beyond reducing crime. From building community to establishing good relationships with local law enforcement to raising property values, these programs have bettered countless communities since the 1950s. They remain an effective way to combat everything from burglaries to street violence. For those interested in making their homes safer, we’ve […]

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The Pros and Cons of Living Near a University

May 02, 2019

Almost every big city and most mid-sized towns have a college, university, or trade school within their limits—often within residential areas. This means that when you’re looking to buy a home, you are likely to find quite a few listings near college campuses. These can be appealing to college graduates who are ready to buy […]

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Strategies for Coming Up with a Down Payment

February 20, 2019

Securing a down payment can be the most daunting aspect of home ownership. Whether you’re aiming for the minimum or hope to put down 20%, saving and gathering the initial funding can be challenging for anyone. At First Option we want to help everyone become homeowners, and so we’ve compiled a few strategies for coming […]

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6 Benefits of Starting a Family in the City

August 07, 2018

Choosing where to buy a home can be a challenge at any stage in life. Once you decide to have kids, though, you have to consider a lot more than whether or not you’ll enjoy the neighbors. You want to live in a place where your kids will be safe and equipped with everything they […]

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Study Links Happiness Levels to Commute Times

June 13, 2018

Ever dream about the dream commute? Is shaving 10, even 20 minutes out of your morning and afternoon drive at the center of your American Dream? If asked what’s the most miserable part of their day, most people don’t think twice: It’s consistently their drive between home and work. For decades the daily commute has […]

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5 Things College Graduates Should Know When Buying a Home

June 04, 2018

According to a Pew Research Poll, 15% of all 25- to 35-year-old Americans are living with their parents. Quite a few of these people are college graduates, and the challenges of the job market and student loans have kept them from leaving the nest. It may be more difficult for college graduates to buy a […]

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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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