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6 DIY Spring Home Improvements

Posted by Guest on Fri, Apr 14, 2017

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

After a long winter we all get excited with the first signs of spring, trees are budding, spring bulb flowers are growing and it seems like everyone is outside. After being cooped indoors for the last few months people would rather spend as much time enjoying the nice weather as possible, but there are a few things to consider before you spend every minute of your day out and about.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, seasonal, DIY home improvements

What the Hail? Recovering From Hail Damage

Posted by Guest on Mon, Jan 30, 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 have experienced a heavy hail storm, the amount of your insurance settlement for your property will depend on how much you have to spend on repairs. Hail damage requires a roofing contractor to handle the damage to the roof, but you also have to take into account the damage to interior roofing structures, insulation, ceilings, walls and property inside the structure. You will find some steps to begin the repairs after a major hail storm below.

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

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 Renovate and Prepare Your Yard for A New Season

Posted by Guest on Mon, Jan 23, 2017

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

When winter ends and the weather starts being nicer, it might be a good decision to clean, organize and renovate your backyard. This is not something people do often, but only once a year or even more seldom than that. We tend to forget about the situation in our yards, as we get used to it and we don’t think about changing anything. However, what we don’t realize is that renovating our backyard can change the look of our entire house and make us happy and willing to spend more time in it, especially in the upcoming spring or summer. Here are some tips on what you can do to refresh your yard.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, seasonal

Seasonal Sips: Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

Posted by Guest on Wed, Dec 28, 2016

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

Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

There’s no season during the year that calls for cocktails more than the holidays. Family are arriving, a little time off work is beckoning, and it’s time to get a little silly while counting down the days until Santa arrives. But we aren’t just going to be drinking our standard manhattans and martinis. No. The holiday season merits something completely different. You’re going to want cocktails that are somewhat goofy (perfect to pair with your crazy sweater), warming (due to the cold weather outside), rich and decadent (who cares about getting a little belly – it’s sweater weather), communal (what with everyone visiting), and boozy (again, a little time off is just around the corner).

Let’s look at some classic cocktails for the season and see how we can perhaps even improve them to impress your holiday guests.

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

5 Backyard Projects to Finish before Fall

Posted by Guest on Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Many homeowners put off specific backyard projects almost until the very end of the summer season because they lack the required time to perform such tasks. The completion of some updates might also take all summer, which is too long for most homeowners. Fall and winter both change the soil as well as the behavior of various materials, effects that usually cause trouble when it comes to unfinished projects. Listed below are five backyard update projects you should always complete before the end of the summer months. 

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

How to Create a More Private Backyard

Posted by Guest on Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Are your neighbors a little too close for comfort? Do you live next to a busy street? If you feel too exposed in your backyard, you don’t have to move to get the privacy you crave. Here are a few affordable and practical ways to create a secluded space in your first home where you and your family can kick back in comfort.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, seasonal, housing design

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