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  • ‘Tis The Season For Decorations! It’s the middle of December, so you must have already put up your holiday decorations! parks, people, and just about every other place in between have something to show and commemorate ths favorite time of year. Whether it’s a wreath, giant inflatable Santa Clause, or a full-scale light show, many […]

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  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to deck the halls, trim the tree, or light the menorah. Most importantly, it’s time to check those smoke detectors. Seriously, though. A fires in the home is a common mishap during the winter months. With more time spent with the family, it’s better to be […]

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  • Bigger Isn’t Always Better—Do It Yourself! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Winterize your home this holiday season with some fancy DIY holiday decoration projects. Using some of these ideas, you can turn your home into a festive winter wonderland! DIY Wreath Holiday wreaths are a natural, vintage way to decorate both the […]

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  • Low Mortgage Rates: Doorbuster Deals That Could Save You Thousands Buying a home is the single-most important investment you make in your lifetime. If you’re looking down the avenue of homeownership, we’d love to help you with this financial obligation! But it also makes sense to shop around for the best rate and experience possible. […]

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  • Pros and Cons to Too Much Planning If you own a home you might be considering the best way to pay off your mortgage. Each month, you’re require to pay off at least a portion, but what if you wanted to take those payments further by tackling larger payments month-to-month. If your term is 30-years, […]

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  • Renovating on the Cheap? DIY on the Fly! New Year’s is right around the corner, with 2018 soon to follow. Have you written down any resolutions yet? Why not add interior design on that list? Spruce up your house with a fresh look for 2018. Don’t worry if you’re not looking to break the bank! […]

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  • Home Refinancing: Good or Great? Refinancing your home in the winter allows access to the best rates and dozens of other great reasons. We’ve assembled some of these, helping you make the decision whether you should refinance your home loan before the end of the year. With the new year comes new beginnings, so take […]

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  • Kashif Tajani: First Option Mortgage’s Finest Kashif Tajani is Branch Manager at First Option Mortgage in Suwanee, Georgia. He’s a leading figure in First Option’s esteemed Circle of Excellence, and a consecutive three-year recipient of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia’s Gold Standard Award. Each year Kashif closes more than 100 mortgages, while also assisting […]

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  • Best Chilly Decision: Buy A Home In The Winter There are two things people say to never do during the holidays: look for a job and hunt for a house. While we can’t speak for the job situation there are many advantages to buying a home during the coldest months of the year. The biggest […]

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  • Senate Mortgage Tax Relief Last Monday the Senate outlined their new overhaul for the United States tax code. The proposed bill differs significantly, debated between the House of Representatives and Senate discussions. The biggest changes to come relate to individual earnings, with one of the largest corporate tax cuts ever seen said to be delayed […]

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  • The holiday’s are officially upon us! Family gatherings, holiday parties, and a general sense of festivity mark this time of year. This is also when many will take the extra time to “deck their halls” with some traditional and some more contemporary decorations to celebrate the season. But adding holiday décor around the house doesn’t […]

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  • When you’re looking at a home, receiving the lowest mortgage rate can be the best way to save money. Depending on the mortgage amount and how long you keep your terms, low mortgage rates can possibly wind up saving you thousands of dollars spent in the long run. But how do you catch a lower […]

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  • In 2007, Congress enacted the Military Lending Act to protect servicemembers and their families. In theory, active members and veterans, including National Guard and Military Reserve members, were supposed to be protected from what’s referred to as “predatory lending” practices, including sky-high interest rates and unfair lending loophole loans. The Act was amended in 2012, […]

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  • Just last week, Capital One announced that they will no longer originate mortgage and equity home-loans. While continuing to service existing and pending mortgages, they’re getting out of the business due to increased competition. As the 12th-largest bank for mortgage lending, Capital One has ceased offering mortgages due to what Sanjiv Yajnik, their president of […]

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  • In 2015, It has been reported that 30% of residential purchases in the Unites States are from investment purchases or vacation homes, rising from 21% in 2015. This surprising figure is due to a simple fact: second homes are no longer just for the fabulously wealthy. With tax benefits and the opportunity for added income, […]

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  • There’s advice all over the internet when it comes to how to get a mortgage. Some people believe in the easy way—tricks and tips on how to look your best, immediately qualifying for a loan. You might have heard some of these little nuggets of advice. Buy a car right before applying to boost your earning […]

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  • First Option Mortgage is proud to partner with Network Under 40 Atlanta to spread the word to all Real Estate Professionals. First Option is currently looking for licensed Loan Officers to join their team, helping homeowners fund the American Dream. Today, I sat down with Alvin Shah, Managing Executive at First Option Mortgage. Working with […]

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  • Winter time is the best time to move financially. Renting movers or a truck yourself is easier and cheaper when most people are inside avoiding the cold weather. Of course, some issues come to light when it comes down to moving during this cold season. Here are some of the things to watch out for, […]

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  • You might be considering an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) for your home loan, but you’re wondering how it works. If you’re concerned about cost, savings, or monthly payments over time, you’re certainly not alone. It can be tricky to determine if it will end up being the most affordable mortgage option for you. Many adjustable […]

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  • More borrowers are looking at alternatives to the traditional home loan. With lower wages, rising living costs, and harder credit testing, many young Americans are having a hard time affording their first home. Just last decade, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone interested in mortgages lasted longer than 25-years . In 2005, 2.5 percent of […]

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  • Houses need upkeep and repairs, and home improvement costs money. Sometimes, families can’t afford the sort of costs that are necessary for a house’s upkeep. What do low and medium-income families do when their house springs a leak, or something needs to be upgraded? Fear not, because mortgage companies actually have a remedy for this, […]

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  • We live in a country where the majority of Americans do not actually live or own a home. Based on a recent study, 30-40 percent of Americans live in their apartment, and have their entire lives. It feels like it’s getting harder and harder to qualify for a house. You need every piece of history […]

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  • So you have a bunch of DIY and Home-improvement projects around the house. You’re ready to start, but have forgotten one thing: The materials! Where do you go to buy everything? Do you settle for a superstore and hope they have everything you need, or do you go to a hardware one-stop-shop. Maybe you say […]

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  • A job change can be a tough process. When is it a good time to start looking? What are some good reasons to start looking for a new line of work? It can be stressful and confusing to start searching various fields and areas of expertise, so actively volunteering to look for work is always […]

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  • Halloween is only weeks away. How many of us have decorations set up, ready for all those trick-or-treaters on the 31st? For most families, carving a pumpkin is a great way to get the family together. But what are some of the ways you can safely and creatively carve a pumpkin with the kiddies? If […]

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  • Interest rates have continued to lower over the course of 2017. In spite of this, the number of homeowners choosing to refinance their mortgage has been one of the lowest in years. Normally, when the interest rates are astronomically low, you’d expect homeowners to be refinancing more, not less! To put it into perspective, this […]

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  • Housing costs count toward a major chunk of your budget. For some families payments pile up until chunks become unbearable and impossible to pay. But there’s a way to work on your mortgage, piece-by-piece, as you pay off chunks, essentially shaving off your rate until your monthly payments are much more manageable, or disappear altogether. […]

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  • Are you a first-time homebuyer, or perhaps interested in helping first-timers with landing their mortgage? Getting a mortgage has a lot to do with being knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the market, but just getting your foot in the door may seem like a daunting task. Fear not, though, because today we look […]

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