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8 Smart Strategies to Burglar-Proof Your First Home

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, Sep 29, 2014

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog

When is the Best Time of Day to Mow the Lawn? [Infographic]

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Sep 26, 2014


An Optimal Time to Mow? Yes!

A yard is an important part of a home. It's where we can walk barefoot with our morning coffee and our pets can play in the grass. So how do we take care of it well? One question first time homeowners have is "When is the best time of day to mow the lawn?" 

We found an interesting breakdown of what time of day is the best for lawn mowing. Did you know that late evening is a bad time? Your yard can actually end up with fungus if you're mowing later at night. Mid-day isn't great either. 

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog

Housing Market Update Friday September 26th with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Sep 26, 2014

See the embedded video here - Housing Market Update Friday September 26th with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

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

5 Activities to Avoid Between Mortgage Pre-approval and Closing on Your New Home

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Sep 25, 2014

This is a guest post by Blair Warner, Credit Specialist at Upgrademycredit.com

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Topics: credit questions, AmeriFirst guest blog, mortgage pre-approval

How to Evaluate Home Energy Efficiency

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Sep 24, 2014

We all want to make our lives less dependent on chemical cleaners, making things greener in the process. If you can make your home energy-efficient, then you will lower your carbon footprint while at the same time making your monthly expenses smaller as well. The trick is making sure you evaluate the home beforehand, making sure you know its weaknesses and what you can do to address them and make them better. Many of these tests can be done by yourself, and often in less than an hour. While they will not really tell you everything you need to know, you will at least be able to understand what can be done to improve things. Here are some of the strategies you can use for yourself and information on what you can do with the help of a specialist.

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Topics: PowerSaver, AmeriFirst guest blog

How to Qualify for an FHA 203k Loan l 60 Second Mortgage Tip

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Sep 23, 2014

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

DIY Home Decor: How to go from Property to Palace in 7 Extravagant Steps

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, Sep 22, 2014

If there’s one place in the world that should reflect your personality, make you feel comfortable and make you feel welcome it’s your home. Whether you’re a minimalist, a modernist or a traditionalist, ensuring your home’s style matches your tastes perfectly is the best way to make sure you’ll be happy living there for years to come.

If you’ve got expensive tastes or just like the finer, more luxurious things in life, then transforming your property into a palace is the perfect way to bring your house into line with your "DIY home decor" interior design preferences.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, Pinterest, DIY home improvements

Housing Market Update Friday September 19th with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Sep 19, 2014

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

Will the New FICO Model Help Hopeful Home Buyers? | Credit Questions

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Sep 18, 2014

New FICO model could raise scores, but it may not help home buyers anytime soon This recent news is making waves in the financial world. But is it affecting the average home buyer? Will it make a difference to hopeful home buyers in the real world? 

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Topics: credit questions, first time home buyer

7 Tips to Save Drastically on Your Homeowner's Insurance

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Sep 17, 2014

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog

Download the PowerSaver Buyer's Guide

Do you want to make energy efficient upgrades to your house to save on your monthly utility bills? You could even get closing costs paid (an average of about $2,000) on the mortgage!

The PowerSaver Grant from FHA can help home buyers and homeowners make eligible energy-efficient upgrades to a house, and qualify for closing costs to get paid by AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. This buyer's guide walks you through the process, so you can decide whether the PowerSave Grant is right for you

Download the PowerSaver Buyer's Guide

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