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Dan Moyle

Dan Moyle is the Creative Director of Marketing & Communications for AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. A former TV news producer, content creation and audience development (lead generation) comes pretty naturally to Dan. An advocate of inbound marketing, Dan launched http://theinboundevangelist.com/ to help spread the message. In his spare time, Dan is a blended family dad and a founding board member of Talons Out Honor Flight. Faith, family, motorcycles, helping others are a few of his passions.
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The American Dream: Not All Homes are Dreamy. Meet the FHA 203k!

Posted by Dan Moyle on Mon, May 22, 2017

Searching for the perfect home has become quite the chore in the last couple of years. The headlines say it all - housing stock is down. This means you as a buyer have fewer homes to choose from on the market. What's a buyer to do? 

This can be especially frustrating for a first time home buyer, as most first timers don't have the means to get into a bidding war. 

There's an option out there for financing your dream home - even if it looks like a nightmare. The FHA 203k renovation mortgage puts the low down payment option of the FHA loan to work with the power of after-improved value once the remodeling is finished. 

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Topics: first time home buyer, FHA 203k, renovation mortgage

How to Create a Home Comparison Scrapbook

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, May 10, 2017

You've just left your tenth open house this month and your brain is full of details about ceiling fans, crown molding and double-pane windows. You can picture each room and closet, but wait. Did it have energy-saving appliances like that other house you liked? Or was that the third house that also had the solar panels?

It's easy to get mixed up when you're looking for houses. There are a lot of details to remember and comparisons to make. Don't rely on your memory to make this important decision. Instead, it's time to make a home comparison scrapbook to keep everything straight.

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Topics: first time home buyer

Safety Precautions Checklist for DIY Home-improvement Projects

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Mar 29, 2017

A survey by 3M TEKK Protection Brand and the National Safety Council revealed that 26 percent of homeowners who have completed a DIY home improvement project reported injuries to themselves or someone else in their household. Among those injured, 41 percent reported they got hurt because they weren't wearing protective gear despite it being within reach. And unfortunately, there is also a high rate of mortality from accidental injury. The National Center for Health Statistics found 136,053 deaths in the U.S. resulted from unintentional injuries.

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Topics: DIY home improvements

5 Decor and Design Tips for Small Spaces

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Mar 17, 2017

When decorating a small space, it's important to use every inch wisely. From furniture to paint, we've got tips and tricks to help you get big results in a small room. Here's how.

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Topics: housing design, home decor

BREAKING NEWS: HUD Suspends Recent FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Just moments after the Presidential change occurred today in Washington, D.C., the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) suspended the recent action taken by the Obama administration to reduce FHA mortgage insurance premiums. The planned cut is no longer.

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Topics: housing market trends, FHA Loans

How to Troubleshoot Electric Water Heater Problems

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Jan 19, 2017

When a customer calls you about a problem with their electric water heater, you know it’s potentially urgent. Electric water heater problems can cause a variety of symptoms, including issues with water temperature, leaks, discoloration, odor and noise. Here’s a guide to troubleshooting electric water heaters in order to figure out the root cause of the problem.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

New Year. New Housing Market. What's Next? [Selling the Dream]

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Jan 6, 2017

In today's episode we're looking at what the next year will bring in the housing market and how you as a real estate agent can do to prepare for building your business in 2017. 

You don't want to miss these marketing tips. 

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Topics: housing market trends, Realtors, video, Selling the Dream

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