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2016 Tax Deductions for Homeowners
2016 Tax Deductions for Homeowners

Purchased or refinanced a home in 2016? Find out the tax benefits available to you as a homeowner. For most people, the annual task of completing income taxes is about as exciting as a visit to the dentist’s office. BUT…homeownership typically means increased tax deductions, which are generally considered to be a good thing. Use […]

January 06, 2017
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First Home Mortgage Wins the Baltimore 2016 Top Workplace Award
First Home Mortgage Wins the Baltimore 2016 Top Workplace Award

Last night, First Home Mortgage accepted the 2016 Top Workplace honor from The Baltimore Sun. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey which reflects organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few. “The Top Workplaces […]

December 01, 2016
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9 Ways to Avoid Mortgage Sabotage
9 Ways to Avoid Mortgage Sabotage

Homebuyers are often not aware of how an innocent transaction such as making a credit card purchase or moving cash from one bank to another can jeopardize the mortgage pre-qualification process. Please be aware of the common areas that need special attention: Review your credit report: The best way to get a jump start on […]

October 12, 2016
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First Home Mortgage named one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work
First Home Mortgage named one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work

Every year, The Baltimore Business Journal invites nominations for “Baltimore’s Best Places to Work”.  Employees are invited to complete a survey to provide feedback and consider their workplace as one of the “best”. This year, First Home Mortgage was proud to be listed as one of “Baltimore’s Best Places to Work” in the large company […]

September 22, 2016
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Which mortgage is right for you?
Which mortgage is right for you?

As a home buyer, you may have more options than you realize to finance your investment. Figuring out which loan suits your needs requires research. Your Loan Officer will assess your situation and walk you through all of your choices. However, it never hurts to have a head start by knowing the basic categories of […]

September 08, 2016
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Why Are Rates Going Down?
Why Are Rates Going Down?

In the past couple weeks, there have been some international events driving interest rates down. Well what really drives mortgage rates? The old story from George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life” is still true, for those that need a reminder there is a run on the Bank, and George explains that the money is […]

August 02, 2016
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Why It’s Important to Pre-Qualify for a Loan
Why It’s Important to Pre-Qualify for a Loan

Growing up, most of us heard the words “be prepared”. Although it sounds ominous, this advice is applied to most aspects of life, including home buying. In order for the loan process to run smoothly, one of the smartest things to do is get pre-qualified for a mortgage. A pre-qualification is an estimate of how […]

July 27, 2016
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5 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bill This Summer
5 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bill This Summer

When summer rolls around, many of us dread the cost required to keep the house (and its occupants) cool. The higher the temperature outdoors, the harder your air conditioner has to work to maintain a comfortable climate indoors. In addition to your regular utility costs, having the AC on full blast can lead to an […]

June 29, 2016
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