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The home financing industry can be complicated. With a language all its own and financial implications to every decision, it can be intimidating. That’s why we’ve brought together a wide selection of resources to help you navigate the entire process.

Mortgage Glossary

Find straightforward definitions for terms that clarify the often-mystifying language of home mortgage finance.

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Calculators

From Debt-to-Income Ratios to Loan Comparisons to Home Affordability; we have assembled a collection of home finance calculators that answer questions and present solutions.

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The Federal Reserve Increases Federal Funds Rate – Here’s Why It Matters! Featured
The Federal Reserve Increases Federal Funds Rate – Here’s Why It Matters!

The Federal Reserve’s latest meeting just wrapped up, so what are the key takeaways for you? This afternoon, the Federal Reserve increased the Federal Funds Rate by .25%. It’s critical to understand that when you might see headlines about the Fed increasing their target rates, it usually doesn’t directly impact the mortgage rate you’re able […]

February 01, 2023
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Introducing First Home Heroes! Featured
Introducing First Home Heroes!

We’re proud to announce the launch of our new First Home Heroes program! We want to recognize the heroes in our communities — including first responders, teachers, and medical professionals — and thank them for everything they have sacrificed to protect us, educate us, and keep us safe and healthy. This new initiative reduces some […]

December 21, 2022
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The Federal Reserve Just Increased Target Rates – What It Means for You!
The Federal Reserve Just Increased Target Rates – What It Means for You!

The Federal Reserve has just shared their perspective on the economy – so how does it impact your homebuying process? Today the Fed increased their target rates by .50%. Importantly, this doesn’t mean that prevailing mortgage rates increased overnight! In fact, average mortgage rates have actually declined since the Fed’s last rate announcement in early […]

December 14, 2022
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New Conforming Loan Limits Are Here!
New Conforming Loan Limits Are Here!

The results are in, and they could have an impact on your home buying journey. Effective today, homebuyers may now borrow up to $726,200 in most counties and up to $1,089,300 in higher-cost areas! The limit on conforming loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is assessed annually. In September, First Home Mortgage responded […]

November 29, 2022
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Home Inspection: Factors to Keep in Mind when Buying a Home
Home Inspection: Factors to Keep in Mind when Buying a Home

Home Inspections help buyers to identify any major issues with a home before closing. An inspector will evaluate the property and write up a list of major and minor repairs that need to be made. Without any penalties as a buyer, you are able to walk away from the purchase offer if there are major […]

November 14, 2022
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