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Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Home

Secret #9: Keep Your Money Where It Is Three to six months before buying a new home, it’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money. You don’t want to take any big chances with your credit profile. You want lenders to see you as reliable and you will need a paper trail to get the best [...]

January 8th, 2018|

Top Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

The challenge of buying a home for the first time can seem intimidating, it can be enticing to just buy the first house in your price range or continue to rent. To help with the process and get the most out of your purchase, here are some tips to consider before you buy, what to expect from the buying process [...]

January 2nd, 2018|

7 Steps to Prepare You for Buying a House in 2018

Now is the perfect time to “warm up” for the house hunt so you can be ready in the new year. The prep work is basically the same wherever you are looking. Check your credit score The higher the score the better. FICO scores typically range from 300 to 850. If your score is 740 or above, you’ll get the [...]

December 12th, 2017|

Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter

Usually spring and summer are the prime seasons for anyone house hunting or selling. It is more common to shop when the weather is nice. However, there are very compelling reasons for going shopping for a house and moving in the winter as well. Here are some advantages that show the benefits from house hunting in the winter. Fewer buyers [...]

December 7th, 2017|

First Ohio Home Finance A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau

First Ohio Home Finance is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. We are proud to be accredited by the BBB, it is another way First Ohio goes above and beyond to ensure our customers we are the ones to work with!

November 13th, 2017|

First Ohio Partners with The Veterans Resource Project

First Ohio Home Finance is proud to announce a new partnership with The Veterans Resource Project. The mission of the organization is to connect local businesses with Veterans and Veteran organizations in the community in a way that is beneficial to all parties involved. The Veterans Resource Project believes this is a way to strengthen the community as a whole [...]

November 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

5 Reasons to Buy a Home this Fall

Real estate markets flow up and down as the seasons change. The spring and summer markets experience high volume, then as the weather cools down, the market seems to slow down as well. Fall signals the beginning of a slow market, which could be good for buyers. If you are in the market for a new home, now could be [...]

October 24th, 2017|

4 Reasons to Refinance Your Mortgage

Are you considering refinancing your mortgage? While mortgage rates are expected to rise a little this year, they are still historically low compared to the trend over the last few decades. So, if you are thinking about refinancing, you can still get a great deal! There are several reasons why refinancing might be right for you. Usually, people refinance their home for [...]

October 19th, 2017|

Single Women Home Buyers

Building equity is important for everyone, no matter if you are male or female. Single women home buyers face challenges, but no challenge is big enough to stop them from achieving their home buying dreams and increasing the value of their homeownership in a timely manner. First Ohio Home Finance wants to help you start achieving those goals as soon [...]

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Loan Officers & Real Estate Agents

Loan officers and real estate agents are key players in the home buying process. Real estate agents may from time to time get a cash buyer, but in most instances buyers are taking out loans, which requires a loan officer’s help. Long-term relationships with referrals from real estate agents help loans officer keep volume up, which means it is important [...]

September 12th, 2017|Tags: , |