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Life is busy. Kids, work, meals, appointments - the list goes on. And no matter where you live, you also have to spend time keeping your home safe and running smoothly. We've put together a Yearly Homeowner's Checklist, with tasks for each month, to help remind you of common home maintenance chores to make your life just a little bit easier.
This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. You’re selling your home, arranging inspections and final preparations, when you see the things that make you sweat in horror: wings scattered on the ground, tiny holes near your home’s foundation or mud tubes crawling up the wall of your crawl space or basement. Shoot, you think, I have termites. If you see these signs you might have a problem, but don’t worry - it isn’t the end of the world! We’ll explain.
This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. When the summer months draw near, we start to sweat the prospect of skyrocketing energy costs. This can be especially true of new, first time homeowners. It seems like the only options are to pay out the wazoo or suffer through the sweltering heat. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few ways you can keep your home cool this summer without having to go broke in the process.
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.
This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. Having a place to call home is a central part of everyone’s life. Many believe that home-buying is a task only to be taken on by young families, however there are some people who are making the decision to purchase homes later in life. The age group classified as “seniors” span over 40 years, starting at age 50. Because people are living longer, healthier lives, deciding to purchase a home after 50 is actually not as uncommon as you might think. If you are considering purchasing a home for the first time, or downsizing to a smaller place of residence, here are a few tips for you!
This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. A bathroom is not just your private place, but it is also an integral part of your entire household. If you have a well decorated home but with a shabby bathroom, then the entire purpose of maintaining a stylish house is defeated. Not anymore, as now you can refurbish your bathroom, or construct a new bathroom with high quality bathroom supplies either offline retailers, or from online shops. These are the common types of bathroom supplies that you generally find
Homeowners who want to sell their home quickly often look for ways to attract more buyers to their property. Although the location of the home and the size of the building influences how quickly it sells, there are still ways to make it stand out on the market. To receive an offer sooner, there are a few important home upgrades that many buyers are looking for today.