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The AmeriFirst Home Buyer Learning Center

Don’t Overlook a Crucial Step When Buying a Condo with FHA or VA Loan

Posted by AmeriFirst Home Mortgage on Thu, Mar 29, 2018

If you’re a person on the go and hate mowing grass and raking leaves, maintenance-free condo living might be for you. And if you’re buying a condo with an FHA or VA loan program because of their attractive low-down payment and flexible credit qualifications, you need to be aware that the condo you are considering must be in an approved development.

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Topics: Mortgage process

What Does it Take to Maintain a Home Each Year?

Posted by AmeriFirst Home Mortgage on Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Being a homeowner has perks. You have privacy. You have freedom to do what you want with decor and style. As a homeowner you can decide to have a party that goes until 5am (if you're not too loud for your neighbors). It's great. But owning your home also means you have to take care of your home.

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Topics: homeowner information, Pinterest, home maintenance

Five Reasons You Should Stop Renting and Buy Your Own Home

Posted by AmeriFirst Home Mortgage on Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Is it time for you to get out of the rent race and buy a home of your own? There are plenty of advantages to homeownership. And while buying isn’t right for every person or for every life stage or circumstance, there are several perks of homeownership that tend to stay stable over time. These include building long-term equity, the comfort and pride that can be associated with owning your own home and, of course, lower overall monthly cost.

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Topics: renovation mortgage, Renovation Loan, Mortgage process

Five Advantages of Turning a Fixer-Upper into the Home of Your Dreams

Posted by AmeriFirst Home Mortgage on Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Location, location, location — the number one rule in real estate. But what if the location you desire seems a bit out of your price range? As an alternative, you could consider looking for a fixer-upper in the neighborhood, or stay in your current residence, and turn a modestly priced house into your dream home.

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Topics: renovation mortgage, Renovation Loan, Mortgage process

How to Negotiate when Buying a Home

Posted by Janet Veach on Fri, Jan 12, 2018

You’ve been searching for a new home and now you’ve found it! You’ve prepared for this moment by getting prequalified for a mortgage you can afford. But wait - you’re in a competitive market and now it’s time to make the offer. What next!?

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Topics: first-time homebuyers, Steps to buying a home, Mortgage process

Six Interior Ideas to Add Excitement to Your Living Space

Posted by Janet Veach on Thu, Jan 4, 2018

Amp up your home this year by making small changes that will add some punch and excitement to your living space. Try these six remodeling ideas that will jazz up your house without busting the bank:

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Topics: Charging Solutions, Pendant Lighting, interior design, Colored Grout, Floating Shelves, Updated Appliances

How To Buy A Home In Eight Steps

Posted by Janet Veach on Thu, Jan 4, 2018

Buying a house requires time, energy and patience. However, preparation and education can make the path to homeownership a lot easier to navigate. Follow our eight steps to make your journey almost as easy as a walk in the park!

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Topics: first-time homebuyers, Steps to buying a home, Mortgage process

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