The AmeriFirst Home Buyer Learning Center

5 Simple Upgrades to Help Your Home Appeal to Renters

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Jan 28, 2015

When it comes to attracting reliable new tenants to lease your rental property, you have to think like a renter. For those who have champagne taste but a beer budget, there are plenty of budget-friendly upgrades that can make your place stand out from the crowd. Here are a few home improvement projects that can help you attract new tenants right away:

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog, invest in real estate

5 Green Home Improvements that help to Conserve Water at Home

Posted by Jill Perney on Wed, Jan 28, 2015

With the continued drought in the Western United States, and general ecology becoming more and more necessary every day, here are 5 quick green home improvements that will not only conserve water at home, but lower your water bills!

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Topics: PowerSaver, DIY home improvements

5 Ways to Calculate a Home Value

Posted by Jill Perney on Tue, Jan 27, 2015

As a first time home buyer, you’re about to learn that your potential first home will be valued and evaluated by a slew of professionals, each of which will assign another dollar value to your home. So what on earth do all these home values mean? Some of them will cost you money to find out, and others will just be given to you. Here’s how to sort out the differences.

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Topics: first time home buyer, homeowner information

I Made the House My Home | A Renovation Mortgage Story

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

No matter if it's your first house or you're making a life-change, buying a house often means you're buying someone else's house. The goal of course, is to make it your home. One option for this is a renovation mortgage. You can combine the cost of the purchase and the remodeling into one mortgage. One home buyer we talked to did just that. And now she says she loves her home!

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Topics: FHA 203k, renovation mortgage, video, Welcome Home stories

7 Common Mistakes People Make When Buying Their First Home

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Ever tried to search for what the best investment options for your money are? Real estate is one of those that can never miss from this list. It is one of the most profitable and useful investments in the whole world, even in the poorest economies. With an increase in the need for rental and personal settlements by the ever growing population, real estate has become one of the most admirable investments in the universe.

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Topics: first time home buyer, AmeriFirst guest blog

Housing Market Friday Update Friday January 23 with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Housing Market Friday Update

Welcome to your Housing Market Update with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. I’m your host Dan Moyle. Today is Friday, January 23rd. This week in housing… a look at the headline in one local, middle-America market sheds light on what we’ve talked about on this show before: the housing market ups-and-downs we see in national news stories isn’t always the “real” story from “Main Street, U.S.A.”


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

Water Filtration Systems: How to Choose the Right One for Your First Home

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Buying a home can leave you with many questions, especially if it's your first home. Of the many unknowns, drinking water in the home is one issue you don't want to overlook. There are two problems regarding the drinking water at your home: you don’t know how impure it is, and you’re drinking it every day. If you use tap water, don’t trust highly valued or priced cleaning systems as they do not work completely and are a kind of scheme that will merely take your money without results. The only two types of home water purifiers you can rely on are reverse osmosis and steam distillation: they provide clean and pure water and their effectiveness is proven over and over again.

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

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