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

What to Ask During a Home Inspection

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of Amerifirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  A home inspection is an invaluable tool for a home buyer trying to decide whether or not a specific property is a good investment. Being present for the process can make the inspection even more worthwhile. Asking questions of the inspector and getting his or her opinions about the problems with the house can help the home buyer decide whether or not to move forward with the real estate transaction.

The Essentials of Rug and Carpet Care

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

5 Upgrades to Enhance Your Outdoor Space

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  Warm weather is on its way, so now is the perfect time to take action in your outdoor area and prepare for a fun and relaxed summer outside. This article looks at five creative upgrades to enhance your outdoor space; adding a new terrace or wooden platform, upgrading your outdoor lighting, building in new furniture, designing a shady retreat and pool decking ideas for upgrading the area around your pool.

6 DIY Spring Home Improvements

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  After a long winter we all get excited with the first signs of spring, trees are budding, spring bulb flowers are growing and it seems like everyone is outside. After being cooped indoors for the last few months people would rather spend as much time enjoying the nice weather as possible, but there are a few things to consider before you spend every minute of your day out and about.

Is Your Home's H2O Too Hard? Why You Should Research Water Softeners

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  Hard water contains a high concentration of minerals, such as calcium or magnesium. This might sound good since they are substances the body needs, but this is not always the case. Hard water can be harmful. In fact, 85 percent of the American population is dealing with its effects on a daily basis. The following should help such homeowners understand why it is important to soften the water in their households.

Best Lighting Solutions for Your Living Room

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  Many people miss one big thing when decorating their home (although it plays a great role), and that’s lighting. The living room is space where you spent most of your time reading, hosting parties, watching TV or just spending time with your loved ones, and it deserves proper lighting, both for functionality and esthetics. Here are some things to pay attention to when choosing appropriate lighting solutions for your living room.

Safety Precautions Checklist for DIY Home-improvement Projects

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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