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Housing Market Update Friday July 3 with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Jul 3, 2015

Housing Market Friday Update

Welcome to your Housing Market Update for real estate agents, with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. I’m your host Dan Moyle and today is Friday, This week in housing… new technology for the home. Very interesting bits we found this week from Realtor-dot-org.  

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

These 6 Deck Design Ideas Can Change How You See Decking Forever

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Jul 2, 2015

A well-planned deck can add an extra dimension to the outdoor environment of a piece of property. Decks no longer need to be mere plain wooden platforms surrounded by a nondescript rail; they have evolved into veritable outdoor living quarters complete with tables, chairs, sofas, food preparation centers and hot tubs. The more adventurous homeowner may choose to spruce the deck up even further with the addition of lighting options and accessories. Outdoor evening festivities no longer need to end at sundown; you can party well into the night with a little forethought and design planning. 

A carefully designed and furnished deck can add an entirely new atmosphere to both the home itself and to the outdoors. Adding your own personal touch to your deck will help make it more relaxing and enjoyable to your family, as well as setting it apart from the crowd - desirable for an first time homeowner. Below you will find six decking design ideas to inspire you.

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Topics: first time home owner, AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design

Are You Buying a Pest-Free First Home?

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Jul 1, 2015

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Topics: first time home owner, first time home buyer, AmeriFirst guest blog

It's Not Too Late To Rebuild Your Credit! | Crystal's Credit Corner Ep 8

Posted by Crystal J Smith on Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Credit repair is a common term in today's world. Unfortunately, it has a bad reputation. Many advertised credit repair services have turned out to be bad business for consumers. Also, credit repair isn't really what goes on when a licensed mortgage consultant helps you get your credit ready for a home loan. It's really rebuilding credit.

You have to work on your credit score, rebuilding it when you have blemishes on your credit report. So ... how do you rebuild your credit and get it ready for a mortgage? We have a few tips in this episode of Crystal's Credit Corner. 

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Topics: credit questions, Crystal's Credit Corner

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Using Landscaping!

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, Jun 29, 2015

7 Natural Solutions to Ward-Off Mosquitoes

Whether mosquitoes are in your yard or home, they’re simply a nuisance. Their presence can be annoying and create a lot of trouble for the inhabitants of any yard. These little devils can be especially annoying in summers when the temperatures are high. There are various methods including pesticides and other non-organic methods to rid your garden from mosquitoes. However, a clever, green and wholly organic way to keep these tiny monsters off your yard is with landscaping.

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Topics: first time home owner, AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design

Housing Market Update Friday June 26 with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Welcome to your Housing Market Update for real estate agents, with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. I’m your host Dan Moyle and today is Friday June 26th. This week in housing… the midyear report from Realtor-dot-com. The site says the housing market is on track for its best year since 2006! The author also goes on to point out that it’s not a bubble this time. So that’s good news.  

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

Take Back Date Night. Move Out of Mom's House.

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Jun 25, 2015

So your date moves to your house where you poor wine, turn on music and settle in to get to know your date a little better. Sounds perfect, until mom shows up and steals your mojo. Next thing you know she's telling stories about how cute you were as a kid. Even the Jedi mind trick can't get her to go away.

You could avoid this Renters Nightmare by getting your own house. After all, you're 35 years old. It's time to move out of mom's house and get into your first home.

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Topics: first time home owner, video, rent vs buy

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