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The AmeriFirst Home Buyer Learning Center

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

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

Room-by-Room Flooring Guide for Style & Practicality

Posted by Guest on Fri, Feb 10, 2017

When it comes to decorating your home, flooring is a defining feature in every room. Don't let dated, dingy flooring cramp your style. When it comes to selecting new flooring, here are some of the best options for your most important rooms.

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Topics: first time home owner, housing design

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

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