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Housing Market Update Friday October 31st with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Housing Market Update October 31

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

6 First Home Mortgage Tips and Tricks

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Oct 30, 2014

The process of qualifying for your first home mortgage may seem daunting. Navigating your way through to getting pre-qualifying may seem impossible. With the following tips and ticks, you can greatly increase your chances of success.

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Topics: first time home buyer, +

Proper Kitchen Organization Keeps Bugs Out

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Oct 29, 2014

First time homeowners, long time homeowners, renters ... no one wants to see grain moths flitting around the pantry or little black ants crawling on counters. It’s not enough to keep food boxes closed and bags clipped tight to keep bugs out of your kitchen. It takes an organization strategy to clean up, straighten out and seal up food.

Most of the time, it’s better to start fresh by going through closets, drawers and cupboards. Here are just a few things to think about when keeping pests out of your kitchen.

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog

First Time Home Buyers: Escrow or Pay Taxes Yourself?

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Should you have your bank or lender pay your taxes? Should you, as a first time home buyer, keep your money and pay your taxes yourself? It's a good question. We answer it in this installment of your 60 Second Mortgage Tip.

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

Ready to Buy Your First Home? Here is a Quick Checklist

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, Oct 27, 2014

A first home mortgage is a major milestone. For most people, a house is the largest asset they own and it is the asset for which they incur the most debt. A house is one of the best assets you can invest in terms of resale value which appreciates over time and achieving financial security. It is also an asset that can be passed on and on the family line. 

Another reality that is common when it comes to becoming a first time home buyer is needing to secure financing for that first mortgage loan.  When you make the decision to take the leap and get a mortgage, the following checklist will help you to ensure that you are well prepared and have maximum chances of qualifying.

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Topics: first time home buyer, +

Housing Market Update Friday October 24th with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Welcome to your Housing Market Update with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. I’m your host Dan Moyle. Today is Friday, October 24-TH. Let’s take a look at a news story from this week on the housing market. Terre Haute, Indiana TV station WTHI reported an interesting story recently: “In the Housing Market it was a Depression.” 

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

9 1/2 Remarkable Halloween Decor Ideas for Your First Home

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Oct 23, 2014

If this is the first Halloween in your home, you're in for a real treat. Decorating for this holiday doesn't need to be scary. We've put together 9 ideas to decorate your first home for Halloween, plus a bonus reminder so you're not the recipient of a trick. 

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Topics: first time home owner, seasonal

When Buying Your First Home: Plan Ahead

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Oct 22, 2014

One thing many buying first home may not realize is that it takes  time from taking the first step of getting pre-qualified to actually becoming a home owner. Also, before seeking pre-qualification it is important to take the time to do the homework on the options available also to get organized in terms of finances. 

The following checklist will help you prepare well and boost your chances of qualifying for a mortgage for buying first home.

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Topics: first time home buyer, +

You Can Make the Payments But Can You Really Afford that First Home?

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Oct 21, 2014

There's a big difference between affording a home, and being able to make the house payment. In fact, it's a major reason so many people had problems when the housing market took a downturn. You see, some lenders out there let people borrow more money than they realistically had the budget for. 

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

DIY Home Decor: 8 Easy Steps to Make Your Home Look Like a Striking Hotel

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Those who’ve had a taste of what it’s like to stay in a luxury hotel can easily say that it’s an exquisite experience you’d want to relive everyday. The massive bed, elegant draperies, and plush carpet all add up to a blissful and relaxing place for vacation. But unless you can afford to stay in a 5-star hotel suite every day of your life, making your home feel like a luxury hotel is the next best thing!

Here are a few simple DIY home decor ideas you can incorporate in your home to make it look like a million bucks, without spending a million bucks.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, Pinterest, DIY home improvements

Download your Yearly Home Maintenance Checklist!

Taking care of a home takes work and organization. While we can't do the work for you, hopefully this checklist helps you stay organized. Download your printable version below!

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