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Kitchen Design Innovations and Trends: Green is the New Black

Posted by Guest on Wed, Oct 19, 2016

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

Kitchens used to serve as places for occasional culinary experiments, but have transformed into bustling hubs of domestic life, bringing the families together and accommodating various activities and needs. The winds of change are blowing from several directions, and many homeowners have embraced a sustainable way of thinking.

Green design encompasses a wide range of ideas and concepts, some of which we will cover in this article. This interior philosophy gives your kitchen a soul, but also makes it work like a charm.

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

Make A Useful Checklist Before Renovation

Posted by Guest on Wed, Oct 12, 2016

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

Setting your mind on renovating your home is not a decision to be made lightly. If you’re sure that this is the right thing to do in order to make your home better, refrain from rushing the process. Some additional time won’t change anything but you’ll be able to assess your wants and capabilities, and make sure that the work will go as planned or even better. Sit down and make a checklist that would enable you to go through renovation prepared, and even finish the whole project faster, so that you can enjoy the comfort of your revamp home as soon as possible.

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

First Things First: Most Important Old-Home Improvements

Posted by Guest on Thu, Jul 21, 2016

While older houses have a unique character and style, they also have many home improvements that need to be made. Whether the home is 50 years old or 100 years old, chances are there will be plenty of things to do for homeowners. In most cases, these improvements should be done not only to bring the home up-to-date, but to also make it more efficient and safer for those living there. 

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Topics: home improvement loans, AmeriFirst guest blog, DIY home improvements

Renovate Smart: Home Improvement Projects that are Worth the Money

Posted by Guest on Wed, Jul 13, 2016

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Topics: home improvement loans, renovation mortgage, AmeriFirst guest blog, DIY home improvements

One Home Buyer's Journey with a Renovation Loan

Posted by Guest on Wed, Jul 6, 2016

This is the story of Abby Hayes & her husband and their home buying journey. They worked with  James Dix and his team to finance her dream home. She shared her story (she's a writer) and we asked her to share it here as well. This is her true story.

When we tell our story of homeownership, my husband and I often get funny looks. We’re used to it. And, really, it’s a crazy story, one that ends, finally, in a renovation loan. 

The journey all started in 2013, when my family of three committed to becoming part of an intentional community plan in downtown Indianapolis. The community already owned a duplex in the area, and was looking for homeowners to finish the renovation. 

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Topics: home improvement loans, renovation mortgage, AmeriFirst guest blog, DIY home improvements

How to Improve Your Home Façade for Better Street Appeal

Posted by Guest on Wed, Jun 29, 2016

When talking about renovation, most people are too absorbed in their interior decorating, and they tend to neglect the importance of the exterior. And while the inside of one’s household is a definite priority, it is always a good idea to try and spruce up the outside so it would match the interior. This is especially important for those who are looking to increase the value of their homes in order to make an  appropriate open house setting. Whether you are trying to sell, or renovate for your own pleasure, make sure to do the job thoroughly:

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Topics: home improvement loans, AmeriFirst guest blog, DIY home improvements

Why Your Home Needs Controlled Lighting

Posted by Guest on Wed, Jun 22, 2016

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, lighting makes up nearly 15 percent of total electricity costs by the residential and commercial sector. But how does that impact your wallet? In 2012, Americans spent roughly $3,052 per person in energy consumption.

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Topics: home improvement loans, AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design

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