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The AmeriFirst Home Buyer Learning Center

5 Reasons to Get Pre-Approved Before You Begin House Hunting

Posted by Janet Veach on Fri, Dec 8, 2017

In today’s housing market, it’s no secret that the number of buyers searching for their dream home greatly outnumbers the inventory of homes for sale.  This has created a competitive marketplace where buyers need to do all they can to stand out.  You can show home sellers and real estate agents you are serious about buying your dream home by getting pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search. 

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Topics: mortgage pre-approval

Home Values Increasing for Second Straight Year

Posted by Janet Veach on Mon, Dec 4, 2017

Looking to buy a home in 2018? If so, you’ll be able to apply for a larger conventional mortgage with the recent announcement that we’re increasing our single-family loan limits to $453,100 in 2018.

Home values are rising across the nation. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), an independent regulator of the secondary mortgage market including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, housing prices have risen 6.8 percent over a year’s time.

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Topics: AmeriFirst Home Mortgage, Home values, 2018 Loan Limits

Important Steps for First-Time Homebuyers

Posted by Janet Veach on Wed, Nov 29, 2017

You’ll only buy your first home once!  With the right preparation, you can shop for a house, apply for a mortgage, and close the deal with confidence.  Begin your homebuying journey by following these important steps:
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Topics: pre-approval, credit, first-time homebuyers, mortgage

4 Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas to Wow your Guests

Posted by Janet Veach on Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Thanksgiving is a day devoted to family and food and for giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest, even in today’s fast-paced world. If you’re planning a feast for family and friends, you can cut down on the frenzy by taking some time to plan and set your Thanksgiving table before the crowd arrives.

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Topics: Thanksgiving, table settings

Keeping the Home Fires Burning - Fireplace Maintenance & Safety Tips

Posted by Janet Veach on Thu, Nov 2, 2017

It’s autumn – the perfect season to pamper yourself with a cup of hot cocoa while snuggling up in front of a cozy, crackling fire. Before you light up your fireplace, however, it’s important to follow the fireplace safety tips below to keep your home fires burning – with no surprises:

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Topics: fireplace safety

Four Quick Tips to Improve your Credit Score

Posted by Janet Veach on Mon, Sep 25, 2017

 Are you looking to buy a new car, apply for a mortgage or pursue a new career opportunity anytime soon? Then you may also know that your ability to secure a loan, a low interest rate, and even that coveted new career position, is dependent upon a vital piece of financial information – your credit score.

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Topics: credit questions, credit report, credit tips, Improving your credit, FICO Score, Credit score

These EIGHT TIPS Will Add Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home

Posted by Janet Veach on Fri, Aug 25, 2017

First impressions matter! Whether you’re putting your house on the market or just want to freshen things up, you can create visual charm, show pride of ownership, and increase your home’s value by following our eight tips to increase curb appeal:

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Topics: DIY home improvements

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