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What Does it Take to Maintain a Home Each Year?

Posted by AmeriFirst Home Mortgage on Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Being a homeowner has perks. You have privacy. You have freedom to do what you want with decor and style. As a homeowner you can decide to have a party that goes until 5am (if you're not too loud for your neighbors). It's great. But owning your home also means you have to take care of your home.

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Topics: homeowner information, Pinterest, home maintenance

House Always a Mess? 4 Hacks to Help You Get Things Picked Up

Posted by AmeriFirst Marketing on Fri, May 19, 2017

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

A messy home can generate stress. The stress may evolve from frantic searches that occur too often because keys, remotes and a myriad of other items get lost in the mess. Stress may occur when guests arrive and your home doesn’t have the neat appearance you’d like for it to. You may feel a sense of frustration when you try to find time in your busy schedule to clean house. Your frustration may accelerate when you realize how quickly your clean house gets messy again.

Organization is an excellent way to avoid living in a messy home. Here are some things that you can do to help pick things up:

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

Green at Home: How to Do Your Spring Cleaning in an Eco-Friendly Way

Posted by AmeriFirst Marketing on Fri, May 12, 2017

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

Now that spring has finally arrived, you and your family might be thinking about deep cleaning your home. Spring cleaning is a great way to get rid of clutter and prepare your property for the warmest months of the year, but these projects are not always eco-friendly. With a little research and some extra planning, you can make sure that your spring cleaning isn’t going to be bad for the environment.

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog, seasonal, home maintenance

Is Your Home Safe? 4 Things You Can Do to Protect Your House

Posted by AmeriFirst Marketing on Mon, May 1, 2017

Your home is likely to be the biggest investment you'll ever make. It's also a crucial haven for family and social life. At times household budgets can be stretched pretty tight, but you'll want to do whatever is necessary to maintain your home's value and ensure the safety of your loved ones.

Here are four important things you can do to protect your home.

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

Home Savings: Best Tips & Tricks to Keep Your Utility Costs Low

Posted by AmeriFirst Marketing on Wed, Apr 26, 2017

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

Going to the mailbox or checking your email to see that you have a new utility bill can sometimes be a shock. Instead of letting the bill get to the point where you can't afford it without taking out a loan or sacrificing something else in the house, try a few tips and tricks to keep the utility bills as low as possible. Once you get into the habit of these ideas, then it'll be easier to complete them without even thinking about what you're doing.

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

What to Do When Your Home Feels Too Humid Inside

Posted by AmeriFirst Marketing on Fri, Apr 21, 2017

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

Although your home needs a certain amount of moisture in the air for health and comfort, too much humidity can be damaging. In fact, high levels can lead to various issues if left untreated such as allergies, mold and rot. Frankly, rot can cause excess damage to your furniture and even the home’s structure. Typical signs of too much moisture include a sauna like feeling when you enter a room, a musty odor, mold in the bathroom, condensation on the windows and water stains on ceilings and walls.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

5 Upgrades to Enhance Your Outdoor Space

Posted by AmeriFirst Marketing on Mon, Apr 17, 2017

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.

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Topics: FHA 203k, AmeriFirst guest blog, DIY home improvements, home maintenance

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Taking care of a home takes work and organization. While we can't do the work for you, hopefully this checklist helps you stay organized. Download your printable version below!

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