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5 Tips for Building Equity in Your Home
5 Tips for Building Equity in Your Home

Equity can be defined as the difference between the current market value of a property and the principal balance of all outstanding loans. This is calculated by subtracting your mortgage balance from the market value of your home. Building home equity is important because it can be converted into cash if need be through a […]

August 07, 2020
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Home Office Small Space Solutions
Home Office Small Space Solutions

Many of us  are now working remotely, and finding the space for an office in your home can seem daunting. Fortunately, even the smallest of areas can be transformed into functional and attractive workspaces! Find your inspiration with these unique creative options for a small space.   Closet Conversion Remove a door from a closet […]

July 17, 2020
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When is the right time to buy your first home?
When is the right time to buy your first home?

Purchasing your first home is an exciting adventure with plenty of benefits. Homeownership can provide valuable tax breaks and offers an opportunity to build equity rather than spending rent money with no potential return. It is also an important personal and long-term financial decision, so it makes sense to prepare ahead of time and be […]

July 10, 2020
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Low Housing Inventory Leads to an Increase in Bidding Wars
Low Housing Inventory Leads to an Increase in Bidding Wars

Many changes are facing home buyers currently house hunting during the Coronavirus pandemic. State and county restrictions directed towards protecting our health have led to new methods of interacting with realtors, loan officers, and home sellers. Virtual tours and meetings abound, and open houses are limited and require additional precautions. One of the most surprising […]

June 26, 2020
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5 Tips for Moving During a Pandemic
5 Tips for Moving During a Pandemic

Packing up and moving to a new home can feel overwhelming, but during the current global pandemic this feeling can be heightened with extra precautions to consider. Follow these 5 tips to make your move feel as safe as possible. 1. Decide whether to use a moving company With all of us trying to limit […]

June 12, 2020
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5 Fun & Easy Ideas to Make the Most of Your Home During Quarantine
5 Fun & Easy Ideas to Make the Most of Your Home During Quarantine

With so many of us enjoying plenty of extra hours in our homes right now, it’s an ideal time to tackle some small but impactful projects to maintain and improve your space. We’ve compiled a list of our 5 favorite ideas, that all require minimal supplies to accomplish! 1. Organize! This may not be the […]

May 05, 2020
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8 Ways to Make Your Home a Smart Home
8 Ways to Make Your Home a Smart Home

There’s no doubt that technology has revolutionized our everyday lives. Implementing smart devices and technology throughout your home can improve your quality of life. Other than work, we spend the vast majority of our time at home and by using technology to automate everyday processes, we can save time, energy, and even money. Here are […]

April 09, 2020
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10 Tips for Working from Home
10 Tips for Working from Home

1. Develop Morning and Evening Routines Working from home can be a major adjustment when you’re used to going into an office every day. To help embrace your new normal, develop a morning routine that sets you up for success, and an end of the workday routine to help send a signal to your brain […]

March 25, 2020
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7 Tips for Disinfecting Your Home
7 Tips for Disinfecting Your Home

Keeping our homes clean and disinfected is an important step in safeguarding our health and the health of our loved ones, particularly now. Hand washing, social distancing and other CDC recommended guidelines remain vital, as no cleaning is ever perfect. However, we can all reduce our risks by following these 7 home disinfecting tips! 1. […]

March 17, 2020
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Spruce Up for Spring
Spruce Up for Spring

As we prepare to Spring Forward this Sunday, it’s a great time to clean up your home’s curb appeal and bring in a bright, fresh look. The best part is, you can do it all yourself without breaking your budget! Follow our 7 DIY tips for fantastic results that will have your home looking its’ […]

March 05, 2020
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Culture of Wellness
Culture of Wellness

For almost two years, First Home Mortgage has offered BurnAlong, a corporate wellness motivation platform, to its employees as a health and wellness resource. At First Home Mortgage, we are committed to offering our employees the best resources to improve their overall health and help them achieve their fitness and wellness goals. Throughout the year, […]

February 24, 2020
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Build Your Budget in 2020
Build Your Budget in 2020

Creating and utilizing a budget is an integral part of everyone’s financial stability and growth. The term “budget” can sometimes get a bad wrap, but it’s not about harsh restrictions. Building a budget just means knowing how much money you have, where it’s at, and where it’s going. If you don’t currently use a budget, […]

February 14, 2020
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