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How to Compete Against All-Cash Home Buyers

When buying a home, it can be a scary thought to think about competing against those who are making a cash offer on a house. Cash buyers can perform and close quickly and provide sellers with a sense of comfort. Does that mean to rule yourself out of the fight? Absolutely not. If you can’t make a cash offer on [...]

March 12th, 2018|

Homebuyers: How to Compete in the Spring Buying Market

It is no question that every year, the spring market is competitive. People usually take a break from home buying and selling in the winter then are ready to hit the ground running as soon as warmer weather is on the horizon. This is for many reasons: most people do not want to move during the winter, therefore buyers have [...]

March 6th, 2018|

Using Your Tax Return to Fund A Down Payment

Tax season is upon us, which means many people will shortly be receiving their tax returns. This is an exciting time for many, the much-needed extra money after the holidays or a chance to boost your savings. If you are looking to buy a house this year, take this opportunity to help you get closer to achieving your home ownership [...]

February 12th, 2018|

First Ohio will be at The Dispatch Home & Garden Show Feb. 17-25

The Dispatch Home & Garden Show is right around the corner! First Ohio Home Finance will have Loan Officers at booth 314 ready to discuss your renovation, refinance and purchase loan needs. Make sure to stop by the check out our exclusive deal, up to a $400.00 value! Get your tickets for the show here:

February 8th, 2018|

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 [...]

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