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The AmeriFirst Home Buyer Learning Center

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

2016: Year Of The Monkey and DIY

Posted by Richard Andre on Tue, May 10, 2016

2016: Year of the Monkey and DIY

Unless you decided to build, even the dreamiest dream house you were able to find is still bound to have imperfections that you’ll want to change and tweak. While some of these modifications will take careful planning and some time to save, some of it can be taken head-on as soon as you’re moved in and settled!

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Topics: housing design, Pinterest, DIY home improvements

Enhancing the Appeal of Walls in Your New Home with Textured Paint

Posted by AmeriFirst Marketing on Mon, Nov 9, 2015

Have you ever noticed that beige house in middle of your street? Or a gray one near your office? No? Well, that is not your problem – it is a matter of perception and memory. We easily forget buildings painted in bland colors and remember only the vividly painted ones. So, if you want your house to stand out and be noticed by the entire neighborhood, you need to choose an intricate color scheme and, moreover, use textured paint that will make it unforgettable. 

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design, Pinterest

Repurposing in Your New Home: Crates and Pallets

Posted by AmeriFirst Marketing on Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Sometimes the most creative and practical usability is hidden within the things you never thought could be used for anything other than their original purpose. One of those neglected pieces that can be easily obtained certainly are crates and pallets. With careful preparation and several adjustment both crates and pallets can be repurposed and find their spot inside and outside practically any type of home. Here are some examples to give you a general idea of their repurposing potential. 

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, Pinterest, DIY home improvements

The Only Colors You Need To Use When Repainting Your Home

Posted by AmeriFirst Marketing on Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Giving your home fresh, new paint is one of the easiest ways to give it an entirely new look. Paint is powerful. It can make you feel like you are in a totally different place. It’s like seeing your home for the first time — and of course, you definitely remember how sweet that was.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design, Pinterest

Smart Storage Solutions for Your New Home

Posted by AmeriFirst Marketing on Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Moving into a new house is always a mixed experience. It produces a feeling of starting a new stage in your life, but it can also be excruciating, especially if you haven't moved for a while. A new block, new neighbors and a completely new home require a period of adaptation. This period will be much easier for you if you deal with your redundant belongings in an efficient way. We have prepared a few tips on how to keep your items neat in your new home.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design, Pinterest, home decor

5 DIY Upcycling Ideas for Your Home

Posted by AmeriFirst Marketing on Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Any home buyer will tell you the same thing: The process of buying a new house can be an arduous one. After all, buying a home is one of the bigger decisions you’ll make in life. As such, it’s crucial you do your due diligence prior to signing your name on the dotted line of a contract — you don’t want to risk winding up with a home that you simply aren’t comfortable in or don’t like.

The good news is that, once you’ve found a house you like and have completed the transaction, the house is yours — which means you’re able to decorate it however you’d like. 

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, Pinterest, DIY home improvements

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