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7 Questions to Ask before Buying Your New Home

Posted by Guest on Fri, Apr 28, 2017

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

A home is one of the most time-consuming purchases in the life of the average person, and one that requires extensive amounts of research to ensure that you’re on the right track. The sheer volume of important details that one has to go through can be overwhelming, and this often leads to missing some important points.

It’s important to know what kinds of questions you should be asking, and enter your market search prepared and well-armed. Let’s take a look at some of the points you might not immediately think of bringing up.

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Topics: first time home buyer, AmeriFirst guest blog

Prepare for a Home Remodel: Home Remodeling Guide

Posted by Guest on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

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

Making a house into a home doesn’t happen the moment you step across the threshold. It’s a process that takes time — moving all of your cherished belongings, getting comfortable with all the little quirks, and smoothing out the little quirks you aren’t comfortable with yet. Once you’ve moved into your new house, chances are, there are a few things you’ll want to change about the place to make it more like home. Whether you want to replace the cabinets in the kitchen, add some decorative touches like crown molding, or tear down a wall between two rooms, becoming a homeowner will probably involve some kind of remodeling project.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog

Home Savings: Best Tips & Tricks to Keep Your Utility Costs Low

Posted by Guest on Wed, Apr 26, 2017

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

Going to the mailbox or checking your email to see that you have a new utility bill can sometimes be a shock. Instead of letting the bill get to the point where you can't afford it without taking out a loan or sacrificing something else in the house, try a few tips and tricks to keep the utility bills as low as possible. Once you get into the habit of these ideas, then it'll be easier to complete them without even thinking about what you're doing.

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

The Essentials of Rug and Carpet Care

Posted by Guest on Tue, Apr 25, 2017

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

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, DIY home improvements, home decor

5 Real Estate Secrets to Know This Tax Season

Posted by Guest on Mon, Apr 24, 2017

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

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

What to Do When Your Home Feels Too Humid Inside

Posted by Guest on Fri, Apr 21, 2017

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

Although your home needs a certain amount of moisture in the air for health and comfort, too much humidity can be damaging. In fact, high levels can lead to various issues if left untreated such as allergies, mold and rot. Frankly, rot can cause excess damage to your furniture and even the home’s structure. Typical signs of too much moisture include a sauna like feeling when you enter a room, a musty odor, mold in the bathroom, condensation on the windows and water stains on ceilings and walls.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

House Hunting Heroes: How to Pick the Perfect Neighborhood

Posted by Guest on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

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

Whether you are looking for a new home for you and your family or for an investment, it's important to research the neighborhood you are considering. You want to know the neighborhood you are considering is safe and has an excellent school system, library, park, dining, shopping, and medical facility. Finding these facts takes time and research, but in the end it is well worth the effort. 

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Topics: first time home buyer, AmeriFirst guest blog

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