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Housing Market Update Friday May 22 with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, May 22, 2015

Housing Market Friday Update

Welcome to your Housing Market Update for real estate agents, with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. I’m your host Dan Moyle. Today is Friday, May 22nd. This week in housing… Inman reports on the future of real estate 5 years from now. Clearly this is of interest to us, as we work with real estate agents and within the market, every day. So we thought we’d take a look at a few of these.  

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Topics: housing market trends, Realtors, video, Housing Market Update series

8 Mistakes to Avoid While Protecting Your Home for Sale

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, May 21, 2015

So you’ve finally decided to put up your house for sale… now it’s down to the business of finding the right buyer for the property. The work doesn’t stop with deciding to unload your home, though. Unless you know someone who’s interested to buy your property right then and there without the need for inspection, you have to establish protective measures to secure your home for sale. Just think of the damages – according to 2013 statistics from the FBI, victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $4.5 billion in property losses, and burglaries of residential properties accounted for 74 percent of the total reported.

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog

4 Home Remodels That Make Good Investments

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, May 20, 2015

Get inspired to make some major changes to your home that will last a lifetime and will create a safer, more pleasing environment for you and the family.

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Topics: home improvement loans, AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design, DIY home improvements

What's a Good FICO Score These Days? | Crystal's Credit Corner

Posted by Crystal J Smith on Tue, May 19, 2015

Knowing how to improve your credit score begins with knowing what makes up your FICO score. Once you know that, it's time to work on getting that number up to a "good" level. In this episode of Crystal's Credit Corner, we tackle the question "What's a good FICO score?" 

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Topics: credit questions, Crystal's Credit Corner

How to Create a Backyard Getaway in Your First Home

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, May 18, 2015

Welcome to your new home! If this happens to be your first home, you’re likely to be a little lost about how to take care of the backyard. While some people do get lucky to have a home with beautifully landscaped backyards (thanks to the previous owners), but most owners find a dead yard, with nothing but overgrown shrubs and grass.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design

Housing Market Update Friday May 15 with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, May 15, 2015

Housing Market Friday Update

Welcome to your Housing Market Update for real estate agents, with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. I’m your host Dan Moyle. Today is Friday May 15th. This week in housing… “OECD Regional Well-being” recently published a study … side note, what a cool name for a company. Don’t you want to work for a place with ‘well-being’ in the name? Anyway… they published results from the “OECD Better Life Index” that shows homeownership can lead to higher levels of happiness and well-being.

Now there’s a shocker…  

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Topics: housing market trends, Realtors, video, Housing Market Update series

Home Price Appreciation on the Rise | Housing Market Trend

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, May 14, 2015

It's no secret, the housing market is doing much better than it was a few years ago. While it may not be back to pre-bubble days just yet, we're well on our way to a recovered market. In fact, data from a company called Estate of Mind, Inc. shows growth across every state when it comes to home appreciation.

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Topics: housing market trends

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