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Find the Perfect Home: Real Estate Apps to Help

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, Apr 27, 2015

You’ve been thinking and talking about buying a home for a while but now it’s time to get serious about house hunting. There’s an app for that! Some of these are free on Android or iOS. The others are well worth the small price.

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Topics: first time home buyer, AmeriFirst guest blog

Housing Market Update Friday April 24 with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Apr 24, 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. Today is Friday, April 24th. Let’s take a look at news this week in housing… exciting news from Housing Wire dot com. Brena Sawnson cites some good data in her recent article “Existing home sales explode as spring home buying season officially arrives.” 

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

3 Reasons First Time Home Buyers are Obsessed with Renovations

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Apr 23, 2015

What is it about remodeling a house that makes the home buying process so exciting? Is it the allure of a blank canvas on which we can creat the art that is our soul...making a house OUR home? Maybe. Is it more utilitarian...related to only cost factors? 

Because we work with so many home buyers of all differing needs and wants and stages of life, we thought it would be interesting to dig in a little deeper to some information we've learned over the years. It seems that most first time home buyers happen to take in a lot of renovation content when researching the home buying process.

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Topics: first time home buyer, renovation mortgage, video

HomePath Loans Still Exist: Fannie Mae Announces Closing Cost Assistance

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Apr 22, 2015

When we announced Fannie Mae to Discontinue HomePath Mortgage: What's Next for Home Buyers? ... we knew that the HomePath idea would stick around. It's a good way for Fannie Mae to help hopeful home buyers find properties at likely-reduced prices, which is good for Fannie Mae and buyers alike. 

What's interesting, and maybe a little surprising for some, is that Fannie Mae continues to put resources toward HomePath.

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Topics: renovation mortgage, HomePath Mortgage

5 Things to Avoid When Buying Your First Home

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Once you've decided it's time to buy that first home and the excitement has calmed a bit, it's time to think about your finances. In between mortgage pre-approval and the closing table, you may be tempted to make a few mistakes. They're innocent enough, but it could affect your home buying journey.

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Topics: first time home buyer

A Quick Guide on Bathroom Renovations for the First Time Home Buyer

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Apr 21, 2015

A good bathroom design will always welcome you home with a sense of nostalgia. Most people think that there is no point in sprucing up the bathroom, but nothing could be further from the truth. A well put up bathroom will always reflect on you as a person. It will show your tastes and preferences. More importantly, it will set the theme for the rest of your residence. In addition, it is always important to keep in mind that a good bathroom will jack up the sale value of your property once you make a decision like that. Always strive to keep your bathroom up to speed with the latest practices, whether you are renovating or putting up new bathroom shower screens. For a start, try the tips below.

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

Housing Market Trends: 99 Problems But Parking Ain't One

Posted by Jill Perney on Mon, Apr 20, 2015

An interesting housing market trend has emerged since the recent recession ended - Americans of all ages are driving less, with per capita annual mileage continuing to drop since 2006.

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Topics: housing market trends, first time home buyer

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