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The American Dream: Not All Homes are Dreamy. Meet the FHA 203k!

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. 

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.

Extreme Exterior? 3 Ways to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  “Curb appeal” is a term used in real estate to describe the ability of a home to attract buyers by virtue of its immediate visual impact as you see it from the street. Curb appeal is an important factor in how prospective buyers feel about a home. If the property appears attractive and well cared for, they will go into the home feeling more positive about other aspects. You can increase your home’s curb appeal with a few easy improvements.

Is Your Home Designed to Promote A Healthy Lifestyle?

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  Making the transition from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle often involves making alterations in various areas of your life. Creating a home environment that supports and encourages healthy living is one of the first steps that you can take to help you and your family remain committed to the newly established goal. There are many changes you can make in and around your home that can be considered positive steps toward helping you and your family achieve optimum health. Many of the changes not only promote good health, they also generate happiness. Here is what you can do!

Let the Light in: The Best Window Designs for 2017

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  Nothing affects the mood in and around a home quite like its windows do. The home's window design influences both its exterior and its interior style. Whether you're installing new windows in your home or selecting windows for a new building project, it's wise to get updated about the most current window technology and trends. Let's discuss 5 of the best window designs for 2017.

What to Do When Your Home Needs A Serious Change

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. You just got off the phone with your in-laws after they said they’d like to visit. Looking around, you realize your house — while clean and well put-together — is in need of a little TLC. In fact, it looks a little boring. Don’t panic! There are plenty of easy ways to give your home the makeover it deserves without breaking bank, and many of these you can do yourself.

Making the Right Choice With New Kitchen Cabinets

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  Getting the right kitchen cabinets is one of the most important things when you build a new home or renovate the existing one. However, it could be a nerve-wrecking decision to hire the right kitchen cabinet maker. There is no reason to fret and fume. Few essential tips and valuable information is what will make it easier for you. You need to be aware that these kitchen cabinets will not only change the look of your home but will also make a difference in how the kitchen functions. Keeping the importance of the cabinets in view it is essential to search for new kitchen cabinet maker who understand your requirement to the tee.

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