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Use your tax Refund to Purchase/Finance a Home

Use your tax Refund to Purchase/Finance a Home It is tax season which also means refund season! Tax refunds help people either become homeowners or make an extra mortgage payment or two. For first time homeowners, one of the biggest obstacles is coming up with the down payment. So, there is no better time to qualify for a new home [...]

March 7th, 2017|

Being a Homeowner During tax Season

Tax season is upon us! Whether you already own a home or are looking to buy in the near future this is important information. For being a homeowner, there are many deductions you could receive when filing your taxes. Let’s check out a few: Mortgage Interest. When buying a home the interest payments can be pretty expensive but there is [...]

February 14th, 2017|

Columbus Mortgage Bankers Inaugural Banquet 2017

On Saturday, January 28th, the Columbus Mortgage Bankers Association held their Inaugural Banquet. The event is a way to recognize the industry leaders and induct the new board members of the Columbus Mortgage Bankers Association into their current positions. At the event, our associates Steve Beskid, Matt Berardi and Shelley Young were recognized as top producing Loan Officers in Central, [...]

February 6th, 2017|

Mistakes to Avoid for First-time home buyers

Buying your first home is a huge milestone! You should be extremely proud of yourself for getting to that point in life. The process may seem overwhelming at some points but here at First Ohio Home Finance we want to make it easier for you. Let’s take a look at common mistakes made by first-time homebuyers and figure out how [...]

January 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Buying in 2017: Be Prepared

Are you planning to buy a home in 2017? If so, you have probably already taken a couple steps to prepare. If you haven’t, that is okay too! We are going to discuss a few things that you can be doing now to get ready to buy a home. There is plenty to do to keep busy! Check your credit [...]

December 15th, 2016|

Should you take your home off the Market for the Holidays?

When selling a home, we often think to only sell during the spring and summer months because that is when the most people are often looking. Even though winter and the holidays are not often thought of as the popular time to be selling a home, that does not mean that you should take your home off the market either. [...]

December 2nd, 2016|

Think Twice Before Renewing your Lease

Out of the conventional living options, renting often comes with the least amount of pressure. That is not meant to imply that renting is always stress free or that renters do not want security or longevity. They just retain the right to move. With renting you may have a lot of freedom but you aren’t necessarily building equity. Finding the [...]

November 9th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Home Inspection Checklist

Inspection day is a very exciting day for home buyers. It is likely the first chance you will have to go inside the home since you made the offer. It is usually the last chance that you will have until a final walkthrough. But most importantly, it is your chance to make sure you know what you are getting yourself [...]

October 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Why you should buy a home this Fall

Everyone loves fall. The leaves are changing, the temperatures start dropping, football season, pumpkin flavored everything, are some of the reasons why fall is so lovable. One of the other awesome things about fall is the housing market slows down, which is good news for buyers. There are a couple reasons why fall is a good time for home buyers, [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Tips for Pet Owners when purchasing a home

If you have any pets you would probably agree, they are part of the family. You couldn’t imagine your life without them, so your new home is no exception. It is important to think about a few things when you are buying a home as a pet owner because let’s face it they might be spending more time in the home [...]

September 2nd, 2016|Tags: |