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Employee Spotlight: Jessica Callahan

September 26, 2014

We’re proud of the hard work every First Option employee does. Together, we change lives every day. To show our appreciation, we are launching an “employee spotlight” series to showcase one employee from each branch. Today, we’re getting to know Jessica Callahan of our Indianapolis branch. Where are you from, Jessica? Evansville, Indiana Just for […]

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What You Should Expect to Pay for Indianapolis Homeowners Insurance

September 25, 2014

Many mortgage lenders require you to purchase homeowners insurance before you close on your new home. First Option is no exception. Homeowners insurance ensures your property is protected from various damages and situations. When acquiring a home mortgage, you should have a clear understanding of how your insurance is factored into your payments. Pricing does […]

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Moving to Indianapolis? Add These 8 Attractions to Your Bucket List

September 05, 2014

  Every time you move to a new city, it takes awhile to learn your bearings. Moving to Indianapolis is no exception. It can take months to learn the best routes between your home and work or grocery stores, or which Indiana highways you should take. A great way to acclimate quickly to a new […]

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6 Strategies to Attract Indianapolis Homebuyers in a Slow Market

August 01, 2014 Strategies to Attract Indianapolis Homebuyers in a Slow Market

Earlier this month, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported that home sales have decreased for the tenth straight month. The Indianapolis housing market enjoyed a huge boost in 2013, the fourth best year for home sales in the city’s history, but the numbers have again slowed. Indianapolis has experienced a 14.9% drop in June from figures […]

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6 Things to Look for When Buying an Indianapolis Home

July 09, 2014 Could you buy a home in Indianapolis' downtown?

If you run across a roundup of the “Best U.S. Cities to Live In” or “Top Cities to Find a Job,” then more than likely the 12th largest city is on the list — Indianapolis. The capital city of Indiana offers residents affordable living, diverse business sectors, and is home to the Colts and the […]

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5 Must-Knows for Anyone Moving to Indianapolis

June 11, 2014

Moving anywhere can be daunting, especially if it’s someplace totally new. With its low cost of living, strong job growth, and steady migration, thousands of people are moving to Indianapolis every year. If you’re one of them, we’ve gathered 5 must-knows to make the transition a smooth one. 1. Prepare for Four Legitimate Seasons The weather […]

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HARP is a Smart Choice for Indianapolis Refinancing

May 28, 2014

If you’re one of the many Indianapolis homeowners struggling each month with your mortgage payments, hope may be on the horizon with HARP, the Home Affordable Refinance Program. The Indianapolis Business Journal reported earlier this month that mortgage rates have fallen to a 2014 low, which is welcomed news for homeowners who could save through […]

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