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The AmeriFirst Home Buyer Learning Center

BREAKING NEWS: HUD Suspends Recent FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Just moments after the Presidential change occurred today in Washington, D.C., the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) suspended the recent action taken by the Obama administration to reduce FHA mortgage insurance premiums. The planned cut is no longer.

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Topics: housing market trends, FHA Loans

How to Troubleshoot Electric Water Heater Problems

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Jan 19, 2017

When a customer calls you about a problem with their electric water heater, you know it’s potentially urgent. Electric water heater problems can cause a variety of symptoms, including issues with water temperature, leaks, discoloration, odor and noise. Here’s a guide to troubleshooting electric water heaters in order to figure out the root cause of the problem.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

How to Pick the Right Patio Furniture

Posted by Guest on Wed, Jan 18, 2017

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

Choosing the outdoor furniture should be done as carefully as picking out the one for the living or dining room. Since the patio, garden and the entire backyard is an extension of your living area, it should be decorated with the utmost care and creativity. Matching the colors, design and the size with the outdoors are just some of the things you should pay attention to, when choosing the furniture for your patio.

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

What to Do When Your Home Needs A Serious Change

Posted by Guest on Tue, Jan 17, 2017

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.

You just got off the phone with your in-laws after they said they’d like to visit. Looking around, you realize your house — while clean and well put-together — is in need of a little TLC. In fact, it looks a little boring. Don’t panic! There are plenty of easy ways to give your home the makeover it deserves without breaking bank, and many of these you can do yourself.

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Topics: HomeStyle Renovation, FHA 203k, AmeriFirst guest blog

Making the Right Choice With New Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Guest on Mon, Jan 16, 2017

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

Getting the right kitchen cabinets is one of the most important things when you build a new home or renovate the existing one. However, it could be a nerve-wrecking decision to hire the right kitchen cabinet maker. There is no reason to fret and fume. Few essential tips and valuable information is what will make it easier for you. You need to be aware that these kitchen cabinets will not only change the look of your home but will also make a difference in how the kitchen functions. Keeping the importance of the cabinets in view it is essential to search for new kitchen cabinet maker who understand your requirement to the tee.

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Topics: HomeStyle Renovation, FHA 203k, AmeriFirst guest blog

Draining the Swamp: How Drain Cleaning Can Save Your Home Plumbing

Posted by Guest on Fri, Jan 13, 2017

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

It's fairly easy to spot a clogged drain. You might be washing dishes when you notice the water is pooling in the sink rather than draining smoothly. But sometimes even slow, clogged drains can be harder to spot. There are various methods for noticing and addressing the root of the issue and here are just a few that you might consider if you find that your drains are not up-to-par.

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

A Year In Review

Posted by Richard Andre on Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Now that it's 2017 what’s changed? The truth is, for most, not much other than the number at the end of the date. Where there used to be a 6 there is now a 7 and that’s nothing to write home about in and of itself. However; that doesn’t speak to what you would like to change. “Resolutions” if you will. I’m not sure if it’s my millennial brain at work or just my own personal feelings on the matter but I for one have never been much for resolutions. Why? I think they place an unrealistic weight on otherwise totally obtainable goals. You want to quit smoking or you want to lose weight or perhaps a combination of the two and guess what? You can! You can absolutely do those things but as soon as you post on Facebook about it or tell a dozen people, you’ve just cut your chances of success in half. I’m not saying people naturally want to see you fail, but, it certainly makes for better gossip than the ladder. The point is, it’s 2017 now and any change you’d like to make is up to you, you’re in the driver’s seat so buckle up, adjust your mirrors and make sure you get where you’re going at a pace you’re comfortable with.

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Topics: first time home owner, first time home buyer, Millennial home buyers

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