FirstTrust For Kids Kick Off for 2022

It’s our first quarter kick off for the FirstTrust for Kids initiative. We have happily chosen to support “Autism Speaks” as our first quarter recipient. Our goal at FirstTrust is to support these various organizations not only through monetary donations, but by spreading their mission, vision and by sharing their purpose through education.

Resolutions and Goals – 2022

Resolutions and Goals – 2022

Is “home ownership” one of your goals or resolutions for 2022?  We can help you make strides in achieving that goal this year. Read on for better advice than even your great uncle gives at Thanksgiving dinner!

Review Your Credit History -

If your credit history isn’t where you want it to be, now is the time to get started making improvements.

Prepping Your Home for the Holidays

Prepping for the holidays can be stressful, there’s no doubt about that. If it’s your home that everyone will be piling in for meals and/or exchanging Christmas gifts this year, your mind is probably going a mile a minute trying to make sure everything is just right.

5 Money Saving Tips for Winter

As it gets colder and colder outside, it may be tempting to crank up the thermostat and snuggle inside your home. But don’t let the chilly weather lead you to higher bills.

Keeping your household bills down during the winter can be a challenge. But with a little effort and planning, you can keep your bills lower without freezing yourself out.

FirstTrust’s Thankful Mindset

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to sit back and reflect on all that there is to be thankful for. Here at FirstTrust, it's important that we recognize and focus on the things that make us the happiest. It’s nice to have a special day of the year to spend with family and/or friends and recognize that we have a lot to be happy for.

FirstTrust for Kids – 4th Quarter Update

As we kick off our final quarter of 2021, an exciting year of growth and accomplishment here at FirstTrust, we want to take a moment to reflect on one of our biggest and most rewarding projects. FirstTrust for Kids is our companies charitable giving campaign started by President Glenn Strong and, wife, Lee Ann.

Most Popular Home Loan Programs

Whether you are purchasing your first home or looking to purchase an investment property, the many different home loan programs out there can seem overwhelming. There are different options that cater to different personal financing needs and you’ll want to make sure you select the one that works best for you.

Did Something Go Wrong? We’ll Make it Right!

No one ever talks about the tough parts of the loan process, but they do exist. Each borrower, loan, and circumstance can range from simple to complex. If it were up to us, we would love to be able to approve every borrower every time, but unfortunately, that’s not always possible.

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

Are you curious about why people keep telling you to get a pre-approval before you start house shopping?  You see it everywhere and, admittedly, lenders and Realtors® are fairly pushy about it.  There is absolutely a good reason for this.

The best way to focus your home shopping efforts is to know your price range before you start touring homes.

Mortgage Refinancing 101

Have you ever wondered how a refinance could help you achieve your financial planning goals? Here at FirstTrust, we can help you find out!

The two most common types of conventional refinance loans are categorized as no cash-out refinances or cash-out refinances.