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What Are the Benefits of Roof Restoration?

Posted by Guest on Thu, Feb 23, 2017

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

 It is the roof of your house which takes the maximum toll of the weather. Over a period, the roof is bound to show signs of wear and tear; however, unfortunately people tend to ignore them without realizing that it is one of the main aspects when it comes to maintenance of the home. If not taken care of, a damaged roof can cause disaster. Imagine a situation where you have portions of your roof falling apart! You would want a safe roof on top of your head and therefore it is very important to make sure that the roof is in proper condition. After all, it is a question of safety of your family.

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

5 Perfect Housing Styles for Empty-Nesters

Posted by Guest on Wed, Feb 22, 2017

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

Experience has taught you what room arrangements, kitchen appointments, and outdoor spaces make life more enjoyable, but what about now that the kids have all moved out of the house? While square footage varies, most empty-nesters look for homes that are the “right size” for them. Typically, that's single-story houses with a relaxed, comfortable floor plan. Practical considerations are the driving feature with low-maintenance functionality and universal accessibility elements scoring high across a range of architectural styles.

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

How to: Paint Your Driveway

Posted by Guest on Mon, Feb 20, 2017

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

Even though everyone wants their front yard and driveway to be equally attractive as any other part of their home, the truth is that those segments are often neglected. Such a mistake may not seem very important to some, but when you take into account that it’s the outside of the house that a prospective buyer sees first, this issue doesn’t seem so trivial, does it?

So, every homeowner, especially those who wish to sell their homes, should pay attention to the curb appeal of their real estate, since it’s one of the things that significantly increases the price of your home. One of the things that can be done every few years and that won’t break the bank, but are bound to help you get more money is painting your driveway. Not only will your house look nicer, but a fresh paint coat also reduces concrete cracking and chipping, which means the driveway will last longer.

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

Best Tips for DIY Floor Tile Installations

Posted by Guest on Thu, Feb 16, 2017

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

Installing the right floor tiles with the right color and texture can enhance the beauty of the rooms in your home. You may opt for a professional to get the job done; however, installing floor tiles is not as difficult as it may seem to be. Though it is quite an investment in terms of money, it can be a fun project that you can take on with zeal and confidence, after considering the following 6 tips for DIY floor installation:

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

5 Ways to Make Your Home Green on a Budget

Posted by Guest on Tue, Feb 7, 2017

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

We all know how important preserving the environment is. Luckily, today you can make your home greener without having to spend a fortune. Not only that, but some environmentally-friendly options can actually help you save money as well. This is the case because going green means you can start using less water, less energy and up your recycling game. We have come up with our top 5 tips for making your home green on a budget. Make sure you check them all out if you want to contribute to saving the environment.

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Topics: FHA 203k, AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

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

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