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Tips for Choosing The Right Fence for Your Family

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. 

When it comes to fences, there are so many possibilities, it can be hard to know where to start shopping. What kind of fence do you want? What’s the right type and style for your needs? How do you know what to look for? Which material makes the most sense for your home? Even though the decision process can easily become overwhelming, the good news is that picking the right fence for your family doesn’t have to be so complicated. Here are a few tips to help you decide!

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

Four Things You Should Avoid In A New Home

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. 

A new home is a joy, whether it’s a “starter” home or a home that a couple hopes to pass down to children and grandchildren. However, for the house to continue to give pleasure, it is important to heed the advice of the contractor or real estate agent such as Re/Max of Boulder, Inc. and avoid things that can give problems in the future. Here are four things to avoid in a new home:

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

Home Hunters: 5 Ways to Know That You Have Found the Right Home

Posted by Guest on Wed, Feb 15, 2017

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

Buyers view countless homes hoping for the best one. The mix of emotion and requirement blur, and it's hard to determine whether this home is perfect. Five factors answer whether this home is your home. Channel both emotional attachment and home requirements for help.

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

4 Tips for Maintaining Privacy and Security in Your Home

Posted by Guest on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

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

When you're a homeowner, it can feel difficult to maintain privacy without going to extremes. With these simple tips, you'll have no trouble enjoying your home and yard without added worry. From natural borders to smart technology, there are endless ways to ensure your home stays secure.

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

Return to Nature: 4 Crucial Tips for A Modern-Day Homesteader

Posted by Guest on Thu, Feb 9, 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 are new to the term "homesteading" but are intrigued by this movement, the first thing to know is that you don't have to change your whole life to begin homesteading. Homesteading is simply about building a life that feels more self-sufficient, as Rodale's Organic Life points out. These four tips can help you begin your homesteading adventure.

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

Finding A New Home: Believe it or Not, it Really is Possible!

Posted by Guest on Tue, Jan 31, 2017

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

The thought of purchasing a new home likely sounds a tremendous task that will require a great deal of time and effort, especially when you are looking in a neighborhood saturated with homes on the market. Knowing that you have to wade through the many options might prevent you from beginning the journey, but some useful tips can help you feel less overwhelmed.

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

What the Hail? Recovering From Hail Damage

Posted by Guest on Mon, Jan 30, 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 have experienced a heavy hail storm, the amount of your insurance settlement for your property will depend on how much you have to spend on repairs. Hail damage requires a roofing contractor to handle the damage to the roof, but you also have to take into account the damage to interior roofing structures, insulation, ceilings, walls and property inside the structure. You will find some steps to begin the repairs after a major hail storm below.

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

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