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Housing Market Update Friday March 27 with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Housing Market Friday Update

Welcome to your Housing Market Update with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. I’m your host Dan Moyle. Today is Friday, March 27th... Taking a look at the housing market in this week’s news cycle… a fascinating juxtaposition of opinions in competing media outlets. The opposite perceptions between these two articles is both fascinating and frustrating. It’s no wonder potential home buyers are still wary – the media messages they see and hear are conflicting and confusing.

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

Home Buying Costs and Fees: Crunching the Numbers

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

This is a guest post. The information conatined herein is the product of the author and not necessarily applicable to all areas served by AmeriFirst Home Mortgage.  

Raising enough cash for a deposit and getting a mortgage agreed for the amount you need are two issues that occupy the minds of house buyers, but one area that often causes the most amount of anxiety at the time, is all the unexpected fees and costs that you have to find the money for.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog

Will Millennials Ever Buy Homes?

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Mar 25, 2015

Much has been written lately about the next generation. After Baby Boomers came Gen-X. then Generation Y snuck in quietly. Now we're looking at possibly the next biggest group in our history, even bigger than the Baby Boomers: Millennials. 

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Topics: first time home buyer, Millennial home buyers

Housing Market Update Friday March 20 with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Housing Market Friday Update

Welcome to your Housing Market Update with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. I’m your host Dan Moyle. Today is Friday, March 20th... This week in housing… a look at how the big housing market recovery is going. Mitchell Hartman writes over at MarketPlace.org that the housing recovery is “limping along.”

See the embedded video here - Housing Market Update Friday March 20th with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage 

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

First Time Home Buyer FAQ: How Do I Know How Much I Can Afford?

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

First time home buyers want to know "how much house can I afford?" From debt-to-income ratio to payment comfort zone, buying a home for the first time can send some buyers into payment shock. We suggest keeping your home mortgage payment somewhere close to your rent payment. We take a look at new proposed house payment and how that figures into your budget in the popular video below. Mortgage consultant Colleen Maire explains the process of figuring out how much house a first time home buyer can afford. 

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Topics: Mortgage Questions, first time home buyer, video

Buying My First Home in 2015: What Do I Need to Know?

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Mar 18, 2015

buying-my-first-home-what-do-i-need-to-knowIf this year seems like a good year to buy your first home, you'll likely have a lot of questions. Many times we go to those we trust most to answer our questions: parents, relatives or friends. These are certainly good places to start. However, keep in mind that they also have answers based on their experience. Sometimes, that's not so good. 

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Topics: credit questions, first time home buyer

Accent Walls: Adding Dynamics to Your New Home

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Accenting a wall can work wonders for your new interior, allowing you to express your creativity. Even if you play it safe and use some of the less vivid colors, you will still be able to get your statement across, creating dynamics in your room. There are many ways to go about it, and you need to make sure that you pick the right wall for this purpose and not go overboard with it, as it can easily result in your space feeling cramped. With this in mind, it is all important to make sure that your accent wall goes well with your overall design and that you do not make it stand out too much.

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Topics: first time home owner, AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design

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