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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, that you can do it all yourself without breaking your budget! Follow our 7 DIY tips for fantastic results that will have your home spruced […]

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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Tips for Preparing for Tax Season
Tips for Preparing for Tax Season

2019 has come to an end which means tax season is right around the corner. Soon it will be time to prepare your 2019 tax returns and it pays to be ready! Getting prepared early can not only save you time and stress but potentially money.  It’s especially important if you have experienced major changes […]

January 16, 2020
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Calculating Your Home Equity
Calculating Your Home Equity

Home equity is the portion of your home that you’ve paid off — your stake in the property, as opposed to the lender’s. For many homeowners, this is their most valuable asset. And the best part is that it often increases without you having to do anything more than making your regular monthly mortgage payment. […]

January 09, 2020
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Which Renovations Have the Highest Impact on Your Home’s Value?
Which Renovations Have the Highest Impact on Your Home’s Value?

Remodeling your home is a wonderful way to make it your own when you first move in, or to update the space as your needs and styles change over time. Since home renovations can be pricey, balancing your budget and wish list can be tricky. Fortunately, there are lots of projects that can make you […]

January 02, 2020
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PreScreen Opt-Out
PreScreen Opt-Out

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies can share lists that contain the information of people who had recent credit inquiries, such as with mortgage applications. Companies, and sometimes individuals, purchase those lists with the intention of soliciting and selling additional credit and loan services, known as “Firm Offers”, to the unsuspecting […]

December 10, 2019
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5 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving in Your New Home
5 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving in Your New Home

Golden leaves and crisp air mean the holiday season is nearly upon us, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Hosting Thanksgiving dinner for your family and friends is always rewarding, and the good news is – it’s still completely feasible right after a move. By following these 5 tips, you’ll be ready to welcome […]

November 25, 2019
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Smart Technology for Your Home
Smart Technology for Your Home

Smart home technology has really taken off over the last few years. Every gadget and device you could need is on the market right now. From voice-activated assistants to robot vacuums, companies are creating products to make our lives a little bit easier. So what smart home options will be beneficial to you? Well, it […]

May 03, 2019
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Sprucing Up the House for Spring
Sprucing Up the House for Spring

Open those windows and turn off the heaters, warmer weather is on the way! Winter has faded, and the trees are starting to bloom, spring is finally upon us. Warm weather fans rejoice! As the spring season is setting in, it’s a good idea to make a home maintenance checklist of items to prep your […]

April 12, 2019
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Preparing Your Home for Hosting
Preparing Your Home for Hosting

This time of year is always a special time of year. The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate! One of the biggest joys of the holiday season is getting to spend time with family and friends. If you are hosting a company for the holidays, the key is to prep […]

November 08, 2018
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A Touch of Hocus-Pocus
A Touch of Hocus-Pocus

Time to dress up your lawn! Halloween is right around the corner, so break out your most spook-tacular decorations! Getting into the holiday spirit and decorating can be a fun activity for the entire family. Whether you want to keep it simple with a few pumpkins, or totally transform your entire yard, let your imagination […]

October 18, 2018
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