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The AmeriFirst Home Buyer Learning Center

What Are the Benefits of Roof Restoration?

Posted by Guest on Thu, Feb 23, 2017

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

 It is the roof of your house which takes the maximum toll of the weather. Over a period, the roof is bound to show signs of wear and tear; however, unfortunately people tend to ignore them without realizing that it is one of the main aspects when it comes to maintenance of the home. If not taken care of, a damaged roof can cause disaster. Imagine a situation where you have portions of your roof falling apart! You would want a safe roof on top of your head and therefore it is very important to make sure that the roof is in proper condition. After all, it is a question of safety of your family.

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Topics: HomeStyle Renovation, FHA 203k, renovation mortgage, AmeriFirst guest blog

5 Perfect Housing Styles for Empty-Nesters

Posted by Guest on Wed, Feb 22, 2017

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

Experience has taught you what room arrangements, kitchen appointments, and outdoor spaces make life more enjoyable, but what about now that the kids have all moved out of the house? While square footage varies, most empty-nesters look for homes that are the “right size” for them. Typically, that's single-story houses with a relaxed, comfortable floor plan. Practical considerations are the driving feature with low-maintenance functionality and universal accessibility elements scoring high across a range of architectural styles.

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Topics: HomeStyle Renovation, FHA 203k, renovation mortgage, AmeriFirst guest blog

How to: Paint Your Driveway

Posted by Guest on Mon, Feb 20, 2017

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

Even though everyone wants their front yard and driveway to be equally attractive as any other part of their home, the truth is that those segments are often neglected. Such a mistake may not seem very important to some, but when you take into account that it’s the outside of the house that a prospective buyer sees first, this issue doesn’t seem so trivial, does it?

So, every homeowner, especially those who wish to sell their homes, should pay attention to the curb appeal of their real estate, since it’s one of the things that significantly increases the price of your home. One of the things that can be done every few years and that won’t break the bank, but are bound to help you get more money is painting your driveway. Not only will your house look nicer, but a fresh paint coat also reduces concrete cracking and chipping, which means the driveway will last longer.

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Topics: HomeStyle Renovation, FHA 203k, renovation mortgage, AmeriFirst guest blog

Knowing the Important Details About Hardwood and Wooden Flooring

Posted by Guest on Mon, Dec 5, 2016

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

Why is flooring required? Flooring increases the beauty of your home. Secondly, if you are using floor heaters, these flooring can gracefully hide the ducts beneath and make it functional and attractive as well.

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Topics: FHA 203k, renovation mortgage, AmeriFirst guest blog

5 Keys to Building A Pet-Friendly Deck

Posted by Guest on Mon, Oct 24, 2016

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

If you have a pet, then you know that he enjoys having freedom. One of the ways that you can ensure that your pet gets the fresh air and space to play while being in a safe location is to make the deck pet-friendly. You can create a space so that the animal doesn't get off of the deck, allowing it to be outdoors while you're still inside the house without worrying about what it's doing.

 

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Topics: FHA 203k, renovation mortgage, AmeriFirst guest blog

What is a Renovation Mortgage Loan? [Selling the Dream]

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Oct 21, 2016

In today's episode we're answering the question "What is a renovation mortgage loan?" so you can explain 

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Topics: HomeStyle Renovation, housing market trends, FHA 203k, renovation mortgage, Realtors, video, Selling the Dream

Top 5 Inexpensive Ways You Can Increase the Value of Your Home

Posted by Guest on Thu, Oct 20, 2016

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

Selling your home is an emotional and time-consuming process, so when you decide to do it make sure that you get the most you can from it, and even add thousands of dollars to your asking price. Getting your house ready to be sold is the key. Effective upgrades can range from fairly easy and inexpensive aesthetic changes to costly renovations with bigger returns.

Not every upgrade offers a return on investment; in fact, some upgrades may end up costing you. Whether your budget for home improvements is small or large, there are surefire ways to increase the value of your home. From do-it-yourself (DIY) projects to purchasing new appliances, these are the best upgrades to add value to your home.

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Topics: FHA 203k, renovation mortgage, AmeriFirst guest blog

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