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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 […]

First Option Mortgage
First Option Mortgage
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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 knowledgable 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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  • As we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall, you might consider making some changes. For many homeowners, home improvements are a great way to start. Outdoor projects could be too hot in the summer or not practical with all the family cooped away. Suddenly fall is here and you have all time and […]

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  • According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), purchase applications have stalled for the third straight week in a row, while still showing overall economic growth. Their survey shows the Marketing Composite Index, or the entirety of Mortgage marketing, has decreased by a rate of .4% seasonally. Compare this to last week and you get a […]

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  • Fall is in the air! With the changing leaves and the colder climate, the last thing you might be worried about is weatherproofing your furniture. From common wood-patio furniture to wicker, keeping your outdoor furniture weatherproofed will help not only keep it looking good all year-round, but it’ll also extend the life of your furniture […]

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  • When it comes to selling a house, so many factors come into play. You might get lucky, but you also could be one of those with a bad stroke of luck. From buying to selling, it seems impossible to finalize that contract, or to nail down closing on that home. Sound familiar? Well, that’s where […]

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  • From music, photos, to keeping in touch—we use apps all the time nowadays. Oftentimes, we don’t even thinking about it. So what if you could minimize oversight when it comes to things like your bank account, your mortgage payment, or even you DIY work? Here are five apps you can use on a daily basis […]

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  • Next year might bring both good and bad news to homeowners and renters alike. In a Harvard study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies, researchers have looked at 2017 housing construction and buying trends, and projected them into what 2018 should look like. Housing markets continued to strengthen in 2016. But with the strengthening […]

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  • Our homes are renovated constantly, our lawns mowed weekly. Yet the thought of fixing up an old shed might make some of us think twice. We leave our tools there! Meanwhile, they hold more rust than the gardening tools inside. What if you could repurpose that shed into something useful, like ten different ways to […]

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  • Mortgage lender’s best-kept secret are the concept of discount points, or as they’re more commonly called in the business, “buying down your mortgage”. They’re simply there before you close your mortgage as an optional way to lower your monthly rate. For every percent of your loan that you pay off beforehand your lender agrees to […]

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  • When you think of mortgage companies, you think of real estate firms. And when you think of real estate firms, you think of one big question: Just how high is my commission going to be? Commissions are certainly one of the biggest problems when it comes to selling your home. Well, one company seems to […]

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  • With the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and Irma, families are wondering if their damaged homes are covered by their insurance. Some families don’t even know what type of house insurance they have, or if it even covers things like fallen-tree damage or flooding. Knowing your insurance is just as important as knowing the layout […]

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  • Selling your home can be incredibly stressful. Selling points for real estate fall on a trend, which means many homeowners sell at exactly the same time of the year. Depending on your area, you might even be planting a for-sale sign right next to your next-door neighbor. With several people trying to sell their home, […]

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  • A mortgage is a mortgage, right? Some people believe that rates and terms are the same, regardless of the loan or residence. But you may be surprised to know the type of occupancy matters heavily. There are three main types of occupancies. Each one accrues different mortgage rates, additional fees, and even some extra required […]

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  • Equifax, one of the largest consumer credit reporting agencies, has been under heavy fire since last week, ever since 143 millions customer’s have had their information leaked after a cybersecurity attack.  This leak was massive, compromising people’s names, birth dates, social security numbers, and over 200,000 usable credit cards. To date, the Equifax leak is […]

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  • Last week, southeastern Texas suffered untold devastation from Hurricane Harvey. It was one of the largest class-4 hurricanes that has ever touched land. In the midst and aftermath of such a disaster, more than 16,000 families have been stranded. Still displaced, they’re in need of dire help. Charities are often the first to help build. […]

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  • Anyone who owns 25% or more in a company is considered self-employed. For some, self-employment is the dream job. Being your own boss comes with many perks, of course — Tax deductions and your checking account being your very own expense account the biggest and most noticeable perks of them all. If you’re self-employed and […]

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  • 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 your budget can travel in this economy. Most homeowners get the why the how down pretty quickly, but it’s when the […]

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  • Applying for a mortgage can be a difficult choice. There are many details that can affect how high of a rate you’re getting. While it’s possible you’ve accomplished many of these without even knowing, it’s often very rare to get the best possible rate at your disposal. You might even be overlooking something so important, […]

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First Option Mortgage
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  • Mortgage rates had a tendency of rising over the last year. However, that figure is showing significant dips in 2017! Especially this month, we’ve seen a consecutive 4-week dip for 30-year fixed mortgage rates. It seems like everyone’s taking advantage of the lowest rates this mortgage year. Rates for 30-year fixed mortgages have risen since […]

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  • You wouldn’t know it, but some of the most famous people have lived in Georgia. Can you imagine their houses or how much they’d sell for? Well, look no further! Here we’ll discuss a few of the famous, explore their marvelous mansions, and just how much they’ve sold or are selling for. Tyler Perry, Atlanta […]

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