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

Indiana Home Buyers Enjoy 3rd Lowest Closing Costs

According to our AmeriFirst branch in Fort Wayne, Indiana home buyers can rest assured they'll pay some of the lowest closing costs in the country. Here's a look at the numbers. The average closing costs (which include things like a title fee and origination fee) for a $200,000 home run a little over $4,000. Last year that figure was a little over $3,700 - an 8% jump. But in Indiana, the average closing costs total about $3,400.

Wells Fargo Lowers FICO Scores for FHA Loans: What Does it Mean?

There’s talk in the news and throughout the housing market industry that lending giant Wells Fargo is lowering credit scores it requires for prospective home buyers financing with FHA loans. While this may seem – on the surface at least - like great news for Americans looking to buy a home … we approach this move with cautious optimism.

Can I Start a New Job Before Closing on My Mortgage Loan?

One of the "don'ts" when buying a home and securing your financing is a job change. Losing your job is tough and can impact your chances of mortgage approval drastically. Lenders want to know that you can pay your bills. No job, no income, no mortgage loan. However, a job change can also give lenders a reason to reconsider.

How Can I Pay My Mortgage with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage?

Updated 10/01/16 to include our new Customer Care hours and phone number! Home buyers with a mortgage loan through AmeriFirst Home Mortgage enjoy several benefits. One of them is local service. AmeriFirst retains servicing of most of its loans. We do not sell servicing to big banks. This means when you close with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage, you pay your mortgage to AmeriFirst. You can call us with questions and talk to the AmeriFirst Customer Care department. They're local, too. No call centers here.

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