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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… Read More

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…. Read More

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’… Read More

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,… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

Calculating Your Home Equity

What is home equity? Equity is the portion of the home that you truly own and does not need to be repaid to any lender. How is home equity calculated? Current Appraised Value – Mortgage Loan Balance = Home Equity Subtract the amount you owe on your home loan/s from its appraised value to get… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More