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Will the New FICO Model Help Hopeful Home Buyers? | Credit Questions

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Sep 18, 2014

New FICO model could raise scores, but it may not help home buyers anytime soon This recent news is making waves in the financial world. But is it affecting the average home buyer? Will it make a difference to hopeful home buyers in the real world? 

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Topics: credit questions, first time home buyer

7 Tips to Save Drastically on Your Homeowner's Insurance

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Sep 17, 2014

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog

How Much Down Payment for First Home? l 60 Second Mortgage Tip

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Do you know how much of a down payment you need for a first home? Are you wondering "how much down payment for first home?" yourself? Let's take a look at the answer.

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Topics: first time home buyer, video, :60 Mortgage Tip

Remodeling Your Home to Suit Your Pets

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, Sep 15, 2014

According to the Humane Society, pet ownership in the US has increased threefold. A survey conducted in 2012 found that 62% of households in America had at least one pet. Many of these pet owners must have gone to extremes to give their pets the best that they could afford.

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog, DIY home improvements

Housing Market Update Friday September 12th with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Sep 12, 2014

If a housing market is not as good as last year, but still improved ... is that good news? What if home prices are on the rise even if home sales aren't up as high as the experts would like to see? We take a look at one housing market and how its year-over-year growth looks, as well as the month-to-month growth. 

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

5 Resources to Better Understand the FHA 203k

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Sep 11, 2014

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Topics: FHA 203k, 203k loan, video

Basic Buyers Tips for Acquiring a Short Sale Property

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Sep 10, 2014

You’re on the hunt for a short sale. This is probably one of the most exciting things you’ve ever done. It’s also one of the more nerve-wrecking things you’ve gone through. Buying a home this way presents a lot of challenges - both for you and your lender. Here’s how to make it through the ordeal and snatch up the house of your dreams. 

How To Find The Short Sales

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Topics: foreclosure, AmeriFirst guest blog

Why Did My Bank Turn Me Down For A Mortgage? l 60 Second Mortgage Tip

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Sep 9, 2014

"It's not you, it's me." This statement doesn't make a break-up any easier. It also doesn't make a "no" any easier to handle. That's essentially what happens when a lender turns down your mortgage application when the house doesn't pass inspection. It's not you fault the previous owner didn't take care of the home. You're not the one who left the home empty for a year. 

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Topics: renovation mortgage, video, :60 Mortgage Tip, denied mortgage

8 Essential Parts of Your Home You Should Reconsider | DIY Home Decor

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, Sep 8, 2014

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog, DIY home improvements

Housing Market Update Friday September 5th with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Sep 5, 2014

Is the next generation shaping the future of home design and the housing market? You bet it is. "Kids these days" ... they want certain things just their way. Just like the generation before them and the the generation before that!

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

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The PowerSaver Grant from FHA can help home buyers and homeowners make eligible energy-efficient upgrades to a house, and qualify for closing costs to get paid by AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. This buyer's guide walks you through the process, so you can decide whether the PowerSave Grant is right for you

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