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The AmeriFirst Home Buyer Learning Center

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

Winter's Wrath: How to Maintain Your Home During the Cold, Snowy Months

Posted by Guest on Thu, Jan 26, 2017

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

It can sometimes be a surprise when the cold snaps happen. This is why it is important to prepare before the cold months arrive at your location. Moreover, the preparations will help keep your home running smoothly, which can include inspecting your pipes and heating system. If you do not take the proper preparations needed for those cold winter months, your home can sustain damages that can come out costly in the end.

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

How to Pick the Right Patio Furniture

Posted by Guest on Wed, Jan 18, 2017

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

Choosing the outdoor furniture should be done as carefully as picking out the one for the living or dining room. Since the patio, garden and the entire backyard is an extension of your living area, it should be decorated with the utmost care and creativity. Matching the colors, design and the size with the outdoors are just some of the things you should pay attention to, when choosing the furniture for your patio.

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

Draining the Swamp: How Drain Cleaning Can Save Your Home Plumbing

Posted by Guest on Fri, Jan 13, 2017

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

It's fairly easy to spot a clogged drain. You might be washing dishes when you notice the water is pooling in the sink rather than draining smoothly. But sometimes even slow, clogged drains can be harder to spot. There are various methods for noticing and addressing the root of the issue and here are just a few that you might consider if you find that your drains are not up-to-par.

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

A Year In Review

Posted by Richard Andre on Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Now that it's 2017 what’s changed? The truth is, for most, not much other than the number at the end of the date. Where there used to be a 6 there is now a 7 and that’s nothing to write home about in and of itself. However; that doesn’t speak to what you would like to change. “Resolutions” if you will. I’m not sure if it’s my millennial brain at work or just my own personal feelings on the matter but I for one have never been much for resolutions. Why? I think they place an unrealistic weight on otherwise totally obtainable goals. You want to quit smoking or you want to lose weight or perhaps a combination of the two and guess what? You can! You can absolutely do those things but as soon as you post on Facebook about it or tell a dozen people, you’ve just cut your chances of success in half. I’m not saying people naturally want to see you fail, but, it certainly makes for better gossip than the ladder. The point is, it’s 2017 now and any change you’d like to make is up to you, you’re in the driver’s seat so buckle up, adjust your mirrors and make sure you get where you’re going at a pace you’re comfortable with.

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Topics: first time home owner, first time home buyer, Millennial home buyers

Need To Move? 5 Reasons to Invest In A Fixer Upper

Posted by Guest on Thu, Jan 12, 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 want to move to a new home and are unsure of what type of property to purchase, a fixer upper may be the ideal choice. Although it can be a challenge to purchase a fixer upper, there are many rewards that can come with the property. When you're looking a buying a home that needs plenty of TLC, remember these reasons to invest in an older home that needs more attention.

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

Too Cold or Too Hot? How to Make the Temperature Just Right for Your Home

Posted by Guest on Wed, Jan 11, 2017

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

Inefficient homes are not only uncomfortable for the residents, but they can also be very expensive to maintain. Depending on where you live and the size of your family, your heating and cooling costs could be your single largest monthly expense throughout the year. That is why all families should continue to look for ways that they can cut back on their energy use by making their homes as efficient as possible.

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

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