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So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy a new home. Maybe you’re looking to upgrade your home to better accommodate your growing family, or perhaps it’s your first new home. Regardless of the reasons, buying a new home is an exciting adventure. But before you start your journey, we’re sharing the ultimate home buying checklist to better prepare you for the road ahead.

It’s no secret that owning a home carries many financial benefits. The equity you accumulate over time is one of those benefits that can be tapped into for various reasons. It can be a resource to fund home improvements, major life events, or it can even be used to consolidate personal debt to pay it off faster. Let’s first review equity and how it’s accumulated.

While the pandemic has affected many of us in some way, the housing market is still as active as ever, and the process for buying or selling a home is largely unchanged. This article covers some home buying/selling facts that you should be aware of in case you’re in the market.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of buying that perfect holiday present for the ones you love!   You wait with anticipation as they unwrap their gifts on Christmas morning. A huge smile lights up their face. It’s truly a magical moment.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just days away, no doubt you are receiving all kinds of tempting promotions and deals.  And while the savings are legit, the holidays can also bring more fraud. 

Grab a turkey leg and check out these six tips for staying safe during the holiday shopping season.