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Housing Market Update Friday August 22 with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Aug 22, 2014

This week in housing, the national news from the New York Times finally catches up with local markets. The Home Depot has a great quarter, but AmeriFirst has an even better month. 

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

What Happens When HomePath Mortgage Goes Away?

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Aug 21, 2014

In 2014, Fannie Mae will discontinue the HomePath and HomePath Renovation mortgage programs. This popular mortgage loan option has helped hopeful home buyers purchase Fannie Mae-owned properties with a smaller down payment, no appraisal (for HomePath only) and at lower prices than market value quite often. Because of the success of this program, Fannie Mae has fewer properties on its books than a few years ago. That was the goal all along, so now the mortgage investor is closing down the option.

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Topics: HomeStyle Renovation, FHA 203k, renovation mortgage

Extending the Life of Carpet in Order to Maintain the Value of Your Home

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Sometimes you buy a home forever, and sometimes you buy with the knowledge that the right career option or travel opportunity could have you uprooting and jetting across the country at the drop of a hat. If you own your home and are thinking of moving in the next five years, you’ll want to start looking at all of the little aspects of your house that could increase or decrease the amount you sell for. Not the least of these is your carpet.

If you’re selling your house immediately, it might not be worth it to replace your carpet unless it’s in really poor condition. Even then, you might consider giving buyers a flooring stipend instead, so they can tailor the carpet to their preferences.

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Topics: homeowner information, Pinterest, DIY home improvements

What Will Keep Me from Getting a Mortgage Right Now? Debt?

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Aug 19, 2014

What happens when your monthly bills get in the way of buying that home you've been dreaming about? That's the problem with a denied mortgage - you may not find out why or how to fix it. So today we're looking at one issue facing some hopeful home buyers: debt. 

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

Housing Market Update Friday August 15 with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Aug 15, 2014

This week in the housing market: a big change for the Obama administration's housing department, and a look at the local northeast Ohio housing market! That's a lot of "housing" right there.

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

5 Ways To Save Your Home Decor From Doggie Destruction

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Aug 14, 2014

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog

The Best Place to Buy a Home in Ohio? Near Cincinnati According to Research

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Aug 13, 2014

If you're looking for the best place to buy a home in Ohio, you'll likely need to consider Hamilton County. 3 communities there made the list of "best cities in Ohio for home ownerhip" according to one study. It seems the Cincinnati area is a treasure-trove of great things for home buyers.

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Topics: housing market trends

Deck Repairs: Dealing With Deck Leaks in Your First Home

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Aug 13, 2014

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Topics: first time home owner, homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog

Fannie Mae to Discontinue HomePath Mortgage: What's Next for Home Buyers?

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Aug 12, 2014

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Topics: HomeStyle Renovation, mortgage loan options, HomePath Mortgage, video

What Factors Affect My Mortgage Payment Amounts l 60 Second Mortgage Tip

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Aug 12, 2014

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