NEW YORK-American Home Mortgage Holdings Inc., said it has agreed to acquire First Home Mortgage Corp. of Chicago in a deal worth more than $7 million.American Home originates mortgages through its Web site, MortgageSelect.com, and other sites, including Microsoft's Home Advisor, E-Loan, and Consumer Financial Network.

The New York company said Tuesday that it would pay about 490,000 shares of its common stock and $3.6 million in cash for privately held First Home.

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