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5 Upgrades to Enhance Your Outdoor Space

Posted by Guest on Mon, Apr 17, 2017

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

Warm weather is on its way, so now is the perfect time to take action in your outdoor area and prepare for a fun and relaxed summer outside. This article looks at five creative upgrades to enhance your outdoor space; adding a new terrace or wooden platform, upgrading your outdoor lighting, building in new furniture, designing a shady retreat and pool decking ideas for upgrading the area around your pool.

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

Extreme Exterior? 3 Ways to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home

Posted by Guest on Tue, Apr 11, 2017

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

“Curb appeal” is a term used in real estate to describe the ability of a home to attract buyers by virtue of its immediate visual impact as you see it from the street. Curb appeal is an important factor in how prospective buyers feel about a home. If the property appears attractive and well cared for, they will go into the home feeling more positive about other aspects. You can increase your home’s curb appeal with a few easy improvements.

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

5 Kitchen Re-modeling Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

Posted by Guest on Thu, Apr 6, 2017

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

Majority of potential buyers examine the kitchen more thoroughly than any other room in the house. The kitchen, therefore, can either sell your home in an instant, or break the sale. Upgrading the kitchen can be a costly business, depending on what kind of repairs and remodeling you're planning to do. However, with wise investment and proper features you choose to renovate, your new kitchen can earn even a 70% return on investment, when you sell. Making your kitchen buyer bait might seem like a difficult task. But, don't fret, as these five valuable tips will help you organize your priorities and create a kitchen that will be appealing to all your potential buyers.

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

5 Home Improvement Projects to Do before Summer Begins

Posted by Guest on Fri, Mar 24, 2017

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

If you're like most people, your yard gets the most use in the summer months. To ensure your family gets the full benefit of your outdoor space this year, tackle these five home improvement projects when winter turns to spring.

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Topics: home improvement loans, FHA 203k, AmeriFirst guest blog, DIY home improvements

When Your Roof Needs Replacing: 4 Things to Know

Posted by Guest on Mon, Mar 20, 2017

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

The roof is a critical part of your house: after all, it keeps you warm, dry and sheltered. Unfortunately, after a while, it needs to be repaired, and, eventually, replaced. Because no one likes to submit themselves to major undertakings, and waste time and money only to find out their roofer did a terrible job, there are some things you need to know before you hire someone to replace your roof. Luckily, we’re here to help.

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

Is Your Home Designed to Promote A Healthy Lifestyle?

Posted by Guest on Thu, Mar 16, 2017

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

Making the transition from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle often involves making alterations in various areas of your life. Creating a home environment that supports and encourages healthy living is one of the first steps that you can take to help you and your family remain committed to the newly established goal. There are many changes you can make in and around your home that can be considered positive steps toward helping you and your family achieve optimum health. Many of the changes not only promote good health, they also generate happiness. Here is what you can do!

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

What Is The Importance of Shower Waterproofing?

Posted by Guest on Wed, Mar 15, 2017

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

In modern times, the homeowners would like to decorate every part of their living space. In earlier times, the focus was given mostly on the living room, bedroom and kitchen. Bathroom is the most neglected parts in terms of decoration. But now people look for stylish bathroom essentials in order to add elegance to the space. If you are planning to install a tile shower, one of the first steps is to consider shower waterproofing. It is very important to waterproof your shower as your backer board, cement board, sealers, and grout are neither waterproof neither are made from waterproofing agents.

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

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