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How Does Adding a Pool or Spa Impact Your Home Value

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of Amerifirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  Just about everybody fantasizes about owning a pool or spa when the temperatures rise. But how does the fantasy of owning a pool or spa stack up to the reality? The answer is, "It depends." Here are some things to consider if you're thinking about adding a backyard pool to your property. 

6 Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Air Conditioning Costs

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. 

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.

How to Renovate and Prepare Your Yard for A New Season

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  When winter ends and the weather starts being nicer, it might be a good decision to clean, organize and renovate your backyard. This is not something people do often, but only once a year or even more seldom than that. We tend to forget about the situation in our yards, as we get used to it and we don’t think about changing anything. However, what we don’t realize is that renovating our backyard can change the look of our entire house and make us happy and willing to spend more time in it, especially in the upcoming spring or summer. Here are some tips on what you can do to refresh your yard.

5 Small Home improvements to Surprise Mom with this Mother’s Day

Image source: pixabay Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and like every year you’re probably wondering what to get the most important women in your life. This year, instead of flowers or something that she’ll forget about soon, why not make a few small improvements around the house? These lasting gifts are something that will make her smile each and every day of the year, making this a memorable day for everyone. 

How Garden Improvements Can Boost the Value of Your Property

We are emotional beings and we react to what we see. You will just know when you fall in love with a new space and you’ll want to spend your future in it. Therefore, if you‘re selling a property, make sure that, already at the entrance, potential buyers think that they have found an ideal home. A first impression takes approximately one minute. That’s the time you have to impress your buyers and to make sure that your property is exactly what they’re looking for. Most home buyers are looking for a property that stands out from everything that they already saw on the market.

Winter Maintenance Hacks for Your First Home

With winter heading our way it is important to be prepared. Being prepared can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars and who doesn’t like to save money? Try out our winter maintenance hacks to see your savings add up.

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