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The AmeriFirst Home Buyer Learning Center

Rent VS. Buy

Posted by Richard Andre on Thu, May 26, 2016

Owning a home is serious business. And it's not for everyone. Making the decision whether to keep renting or take the plunge and buy takes careful consideration. What factors should you look at when making your decision? Let's take an honest look at the rent vs. buy debate when it comes to your living arrangements.


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Topics: first time home buyer, rent vs buy

The Home Seller’s Guide to a Successful Open House

Posted by Guest on Wed, May 25, 2016

After months of preparations, your home is finally ready to list for sale. Even though real estate is heating up again this year in most markets, it still pays to make your home rise above others in your neighborhood. Many markets will expect to see homes selling above asking price, some with multiple offers. In order to make your home be its most competitive this spring, talk to your real estate agent about hosting an open house and take the extra steps to make your home draw as many potential buyers as possible.

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Topics: Realtors, AmeriFirst guest blog

5 Hot Ideas for Spring Outdoor Living & Entertaining

Posted by Guest on Tue, May 24, 2016

When the late spring arrives, the temperature rise and the fresh breeze decides to greet us once again, it is the perfect time to bring the party outside. Frisky nights, camp-fires, a clear sky full of stars and a couple of drinks with your best friends on your very own patio – what is there not to love? With just a couple of simple tricks you can create a perfect outdoor getaway and spend hours enjoying your small haven of nature. And here are 5 ways to help you accomplish exactly that:

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, seasonal, housing design

Building vs. Buying: Which Option is Right for You?

Posted by Guest on Mon, May 23, 2016

When the time has come to find a new home, you must decide whether you are going to build a new property or buy an existing home and remodel it to meet your needs. Both options carry benefits and drawbacks, and building a new home may not be right for everyone. Here are some considerations to make when deciding between building and buying.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, Construction Loan

FTHB Guide: Step by Step Journey to Becoming a First Time Home Buyer

Posted by Richard Andre on Thu, May 19, 2016

Your Guide to the Mortgage Process

This is new for you and you’re at a loss for where to begin. First thing's first: connect with an experienced professional. This way, you’ll ensure that you’re getting the most accurate information when it comes to meeting your financial needs. Obtaining a pre-approval on a mortgage increases your buying power because you’ll know how much house you can afford. 

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Topics: first time home owner, first time home buyer

How to Make an Optimal Desk Selection for Your Home Office

Posted by Guest on Wed, May 18, 2016

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

Creating an optimal home office environment is a serious task that requires significant planning and execution. There are dozens of things that need to be addressed and all the individual elements of the office design need to contribute to the overall compactness and functionality. One of the most important elements for any type of productive office environment is without a doubt a proper desk. These instructions are here to help you make the right choice.   

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog

4 Things To Keep In Mind For The First Time Home Buyers

Posted by Guest on Mon, May 16, 2016

Only a homeowner can tell how it feels to have one’s own place. However, the rush of excitement can sometimes lead to overspending, or worse, to spending on things that are not even supposed to be purchased, at all. Now, if you are a first time home buyer, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. A few reminders will not hurt, especially if it means savings to you and your family. Starting up would be equivalent to have something meager, unless otherwise, if you are born with a golden spoon.


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Topics: first time home buyer, AmeriFirst guest blog

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