Hey, everyone! My name is Matthew Heikkinen. I am the Business Development Manager here at Amerifirst Home Mortgage in Poland, Ohio. I’m also a Realtor®, entrepreneur, and teacher – I wear many hats in real estate.

People often ask what it is specifically that I do – well… my job is to help real estate agents MAKE MORE MONEY! My unique perspective has given me the knowledge to do just that, and now I want to pass it along to you. Check back on this page frequently for new articles on the real estate industry, selling tips, growing your brand, and more. Cheers!


Currently, there exists a subsection of the real estate industry that I like to think of as “discount brokerages.” These companies offer a variety of services to help consumers purchase or sell their property while offering some sort of less expensive option for doing so. For practicality sake, in this Series we will discuss three well-known examples of “discount brokerage types.”


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Property owners in Columbiana, Ohio can now save tens of thousands of dollars by being exempt from paying taxes on new construction or renovation projects for up to 15 years. The tax savings keeps more money in the pocket of home and business owners, which indirectly benefits the community, as the Community Reinvestment Area, or CRA, will encourage investments into improving existing properties and stimulate economic development.

*Not intended as accounting or investment advice. Contact your tax preparer for more information.

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