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 Explore our blog for insights on buying, financing, remodeling, and taking care of your home.

National Hispanic Heritage Month: What it Means to Me

  • Wed, Sep 29, 2021
  • 7 min read

National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15,  celebrates the history, cultures and contributions of Hispanics in the United States.

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10 Ways to Get Your Offer Accepted in a Tight Housing Market

  • Fri, Aug 20, 2021
  • 15 min read

No single strategy can guarantee success, but there are ways you can strengthen your offer and make it more attractive to sellers.

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Getting a Mortgage When You're Self-Employed: 5 Things You Should Know

  • Fri, May 7, 2021
  • 5 min read

It’s great to be your own boss! That is until you need to convince someone to give you a loan. But with a good plan and support from your loan officer, you’ll find that buying a home is one more American dream you can achieve.

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Down Payment Assistance: How to Get Help Buying Your First Home

  • Tue, Apr 27, 2021
  • 27 min read

If you're like many first-time buyers, saving up the chunk of money you’ll need to buy a home can be a real challenge.

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What You Need to Know When Buying a Home for the First Time

  • Wed, Jan 27, 2021
  • 4 min read

First-time home buyers shouldn’t wait to get started on buying a home.  

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Why Choose a Conventional Loan?

  • Fri, Oct 18, 2019
  • 13 min read

Good credit, low debt, and a steady income could get you low interest rates and terms.

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Six Smart Reasons Why You Might Refinance Your Home Mortgage

  • Fri, Aug 16, 2019
  • 5 min read

With interest rates still near all time lows, you may be thinking about refinancing your existing mortgage into a new one. As a homeowner, there are good reasons to consider this option: to get a lower interest rate, to drop private mortgage insurance, or to pull cash from your home’s equity to consolidate debt or make home improvements. The short answer, of course, is to have more money each month for groceries, car payments, and the orthodontic bill.   "You may have the potential to save hundreds of dollars on your monthly payments by refinancing," said Bryan Maddex, a loan officer with our Amerifirst Charlotte, N.C., branch. "While it's not right for everyone, it doesn't cost you anything to talk to a loan officer who can review your current mortgage and let you know your options."  

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