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.Read More
The AmeriFirst Home Buyer Learning Center
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!Read More
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.Read More
Housing Market Friday Update
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.
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...Read More
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.Read More