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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

Millennials Want to Be Homeowners, So What’s Holding Them Back?

Posted by Guest on Mon, Jun 13, 2016

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Topics: first time home buyer, AmeriFirst guest blog, Millennial home buyers

First Time Home Buyer Trends: A Millennial’s Perspective

Posted by Richard Andre on Thu, Apr 28, 2016

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Millennials are often regarded as the generation plagued with a bad case of the “Me, Me, Me’s.” A group wrought with individuals who are too self-involved to stop and consider their neighbor. Are you a Millennial? If so, would you agree with that first statement? Let’s, for a moment, give the people what they want and say that you do. What’s wrong with that? As a first time home buyer, who’s going to be paying your mortgage? You are. That being that case, it goes without saying that when buying your first home, you should absolutely be “You Focused.”

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Topics: first time home buyer, Millennial home buyers

2016 Real Estate Trends: Attitudes among Millennial Home Buyers

Posted by Guest on Fri, Apr 1, 2016

Once marked as “the lamest generation” by The Daily Beast because they were too “self absorbed” to consider getting married and starting a family, millennials are finally getting up on their feet and becoming the leading home buyers in U.S. According to National Association of Realtors, those born between 1980 and 1995 represent 30 percent of the total home buyers. Since they comprise such a major part of potential buyers, it is important to meet their needs and desires. The sellers should be aware that updated bathroom fixtures and hardwood floors might have been pleasing for their parents, but millennials want their homes to have some other features too. Here are some of the things that could be decisive for the purchase.

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Topics: first time home buyer, AmeriFirst guest blog, Millennial home buyers

More Tips for Making the Most of Your Small Yard

Posted by Jill Perney on Wed, Nov 18, 2015

Small Garden Inspiration

We’re back with some more tips to make the most of your small yard. Just like small houses, small yards can be an exciting challenge or a blessing in disguise. Follow these tips for making the most of what you’ve got.

1. Use perspective to trick your eyes. By using perspective to create parallel lines that converge to a vanishing point, you can create the illusion of a larger space. By making objects in the distance seem farther away, you create the idea of a large garden. Similarly, creating a diagonal view can create the illusion of a larger space. Raised beds built in a stair pattern, or a zig-zagging path can help achieve this. Here's a great idea for a DIY garden path. 

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Topics: DIY home improvements, home maintenance, Millennial home buyers, tiny house

When it Comes to Your First Home, Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Posted by Jill Perney on Thu, Nov 12, 2015

The Not So Big House

In the “bigger is better” world that we live in, it can sometimes feel like a small house is just not going to help you keep up with appearances. Far from being low-budget knock-offs of the American Dream, a small house can be a very sound investment, especially as your first home.

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Topics: housing market trends, first time home buyer, Millennial home buyers, tiny house

What to Do with the Small Yard that Came with Your Small House

Posted by Jill Perney on Mon, Oct 12, 2015

The Not So Big Yard

So you’ve just bought a lovely small house, and you’re all settled in when you look out the window, and think “now what am I supposed to do with such a small garden and yard?” Never fear – we have some great pointers for you and how to plan big things in your small space.

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Topics: homeowner information, DIY home improvements, home maintenance, Millennial home buyers, tiny house

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