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The AmeriFirst Home Buyer Learning Center

Pursuing Happiness: How to Find Your Dream Home

Posted by Guest on Thu, Mar 9, 2017

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

Most people want to find their dream home and enjoy living on an incredible property that suits their tastes and needs. When you're looking for the perfect place to call home, there are several ways of looking around to find a house that is everything you've dreamed. Those who are seeking to find their dream how can have success with the process by following a few important tips.

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

5 Tips for Splitting a House to Rent

Posted by Guest on Wed, Mar 8, 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 thinking of splitting your house to rent it out, you might be wondering how to get started. Is it just as simple as putting up a notice and getting a renter for one of your extra bedrooms? Well, no it isn’t. There are certain precautions you have to take into consideration as the resident landlord. Follow the guide below to find out how best this is to be done.

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

Home Buying Moment: Essential Tips for New Homeowners

Posted by Guest on Tue, Mar 7, 2017

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

Before you set off on a search for your dream home, it’s very important that you have all the basics covered. This doesn’t only mean your budget, but your preferences and necessary requirements as well. Buying a home is a life-changing decision and therefore it should be done properly. Once you proceed with the purchase, you can’t have a change of heart while serious renovations might be too much of an expense. In that respect, you have to match your budget to your desires and patiently analyze your options.

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

Summer Sensations: 5 Tips for Making Your New Home Party Ready

Posted by Guest on Mon, Mar 6, 2017

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

You love your new home but wish to add elements to the backyard to make it more party-friendly. Your family loves to entertain relatives and friends, so functional additions such as the following suggestions will help make it the perfect place to celebrate any occasion.

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

8 Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Posted by Guest on Wed, Mar 1, 2017

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

With winter weather comes a whole different set of maintenance requirements for your home. Addressing these before the weather turns bad can ensure that you won’t have costly repairs to deal with. If you plan to sell this spring or winter, these maintenance tips are especially important. A clean water heater and draft-free windows could be the make or break for a buyer who’s stuck between two properties.

When preparing for your winter upgrades, consider what these winter home maintenance experts have to say.

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

More Than a Feeling: How to Know When You've Found Your Dream Home

Posted by Guest on Wed, Mar 1, 2017

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

Searching for your perfect home is exciting, but it can also be a challenge. One of the problems is that there is so much choice. So how can you make your decision? Often people will say that they just knew a house was right for them. But how can you really tell that it is perfect? Here are some tips for how to know that you have found your perfect home.

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

A Lost Art: How to Build A Family Home

Posted by Guest on Mon, Feb 27, 2017

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

While there is certainly something to be said for buying a home that is already built in an established neighborhood, the lack of input and creativity is off-putting to many as well. If you in need of a family home that you design and build from the ground up, you are in good company. There are many people around the country who are now enjoying a home built to their unique requirements. Consider these 4 guidelines as you learn how to build a family home yourself.

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

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