Thankful Blog post – 2022

With the Holiday season fast approaching and Thanksgiving being celebrated this week, FirstTrust took a moment to reflect on things we are “Thankful For”. Taking time to reflect is always a good thing, it makes the hard times seem less difficult when we list off all the blessings we can count.

How-To-Guide Preapproval Edition

There are a lot of important steps that are not to be forgotten when purchasing a home. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to obtain a preapproval. 1. Decide you are ready to purchase a home 2. Before you go out and start searching for your dream home – research lenders.

Blog 8/15 – Back to school!

And in the blink of an eye Summer is over and we are sending our kiddos back to school. At FirstTrust, family is everything. We love this time of year and asked our employees to share their kids back to school pictures and what they are most looking forward to when it comes to this 2022-2023 school year.



It feels like 2022 is flying by! We have had the opportunity to partner with some amazing charities this year and our FirstTrust for Kids charitable giving campaign has truly blossomed. Our goal is always to educate and provide our employees, borrowers, friends, and family a glimpse into what these organizations do and how they truly help kids! We started strong with “Autism Speaks,” then JCMF, and now we are so excited to partner with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Take the Vacation – 3 Reasons to use that PTO

We have made it to the dead heat of Summer and some of us are anticipating an upcoming vacation before school starts back. If you haven’t already planned your trip, and you are anything like me, you are dreaming of your next. There are some important benefits of using your PTO or even just traveling someplace nearby for the weekend.

Second Quarter FirstTrust for Kids Update: Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation

Our FirstTrust For Kids program had a great first quarter supporting Autism Speaks! Our employees continued their commitment to donate and we participated in the Autism Speaks 14-Day Kindness Campaign. By participating in this campaign, we were able to educate our employees on Autism, lift them up through encouraging words, realize the importance of working together as a team, and commit to taking time to understand and celebrate each other’s strengths.

Mother’s Day Reflections

Yesterday many of us celebrated Mother’s Day. While it certainly seems like one day is not nearly long enough to recognize the contributions that our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and other maternal figures have made in our lives, we enjoy the opportunity to show our appreciation.

FirstTrust Home Loans – New Loan Type Update Round 2

FirstTrust Home Loan’s priority is always the customer. We hope to make every borrower feel like family by the end of the home loan process and confident in their purchase or refinance. Whether that be walking you through the initial steps of the loan process, helping you get set up with a realtor who can better assist you find the home you are looking for, filling out a loan application after you have a contract, and showing you step by step as you make your way through the loan process to closing.