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Janet Veach

Janet Veach is the Communications Specialist for AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. As the former Communications Director with the Alzheimer’s Association in Central Illinois, she believes that building strong relationships leads to dynamic partnerships that can dramatically improve our neighborhoods and communities. The mother of three sons, she has heard many a good story, and specializes in creating content that educates, communicates our core values and promotes genuine relationships with our customers.

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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

The Monthly Mortgage Payment: What Costs are Included

Posted by Janet Veach on Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Buying a home can be one of the most rewarding investments you’ll ever make. If you’re thinking of making the move, it’s important to estimate your monthly mortgage payment before making a commitment. This knowledge will help you better gauge if a property will fit within your current budget.

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Topics: mortgage payment, mortgage escrow, PITI, homebuyer

Six Tips on Choosing the Right Neighborhood for Your New Home

Posted by Janet Veach on Fri, Dec 22, 2017

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ll also be looking at the neighborhood. In fact, the character and amenities of the neighborhood may be as important to the property value as the house itself. Whether you’re looking for a neighborhood with large houses and expansive lawns, or a modern condo in a thriving downtown area, there are characteristics that make up a great living area. Wondering what to look for? We suggest the following:

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Topics: neighborhood, Choosing Neighborhood for New Home

Buying Your First House? How to Choose a Realtor that's Right for You.

Posted by Janet Veach on Thu, Dec 14, 2017

If you're buying your very first house, you're most likely searching for your dream home on one or several apps or taking virtual tours via online listings. While online house searching can maximize your ability to compare and contrast homes by the features that are important to you, do they, or can they, replace the services of a professional Realtor? We've put together some FAQs about the services of local Realtors®. Read on!

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Topics: Realtor, real estate agent, First time Homebuyer

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

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