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How to Buy the Perfect House for Working From Home

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Nov 26, 2014

When buying a home, it's crucial to keep your lifestyle in mind to ensure you make the right choice. After all, there's no going back after you close the deal. And that’s especially important if you work from home.

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog

What Does a First Time Homeowner Need to Learn About Home Maintenance and Yard Care?

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Nov 25, 2014

That first home ... it's quite an adventure. There's a lot to it, though. The good, the bad and the ugly. The good: It's your home and your blank canvas. The bad: It takes maintenance! The ugly: Maintenance can cost time and money. The solution: Preparation!

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Topics: first time home owner, video, :60 Mortgage Tip, home maintenance

4 Common Questions about the FHA 203k Renovation Loan

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, Nov 24, 2014

You ask. We answer. It's a simple thing, really. We love looking at questions from home buyers and answering them, since we know if one person asks, there will likely be many others with the same question.

One popular subject is the renovation mortgage called the FHA 203k. You'll find a lot of working parts in this mortgage loan option. Which means we find more questions. In fact, a recent email came in to our marketing team that asked 4 questions we figured were pretty popular, since we've heard them before.

For the answers, we went to the experts on our renovation team, and Renovation Lending Program Director Joe Daly got back to us.

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Topics: Mortgage Questions, FHA 203k, 203k loan

Housing Market Update Friday November 21st with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Housing Market Friday Update

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

#Snowvember Got You Worried About Winter Bills? Warm up with PowerSaver!

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Most of the country saw very low temperatures this week. Many areas saw major snowfall - and it's not even Thanksgiving! From Twitter to Instagram to CNN, you've probably seen enough snow this week to last you all winter - unless you're a winter sports junky. Then you're doing the happy dance! Whichever group you find yourself in, the early winter-like weather may have you jittery about your energy bills already.

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Topics: PowerSaver, FHA 203k, video

The Best Cities for First Time Home Buyers

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Nov 19, 2014

If you're buying your first home, where is the best place to live? What would your criteria be for the best place to buy that first house? A mortgage industry publication published a list of top cities in which to buy your very first home. So of course we took a look, and noted that a few of our own markets were listed! You can imagine the excitement...

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Topics: first time home owner, first time home buyer

How Long Do I Have to Live in a House with FHA 203k?

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Nov 18, 2014

It's propbably the most-used renovation loan in the housing market: FHA 203k. This mortgage loan option helps home buyers purchase and fix up a home with one mortgage, one interest rate, one payment. The caveat to this mortgage is that the house must be your actual home, not an investment home or a second home. 

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Topics: Mortgage Questions, FHA 203k, 203k loan, video, :60 Mortgage Tip

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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!