Relocation packages are being offered more and more often by companies trying to recruit, and also retain, quality employees. But what is a relocation package? It is a package offered when a company is offering an existing employee a transfer to a new location or trying to entice a new employee to a move to a location that is generally 50 miles from their current location. While relocation packages were at one time typically offered to only upper-management or higher-level employees, they are offered more and more frequently now that the climate of the workforce has changed. People want, and demand, a better work/life balance, they want to travel and experience new things. Companies now offer this incentive to help keep, and recruit, the best of the best in this competitive job market.
There is a common misconception that those who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) do not qualify for home ownership. Fortunately for them, this notion is just not true. While there might be more steps involved and more paperwork to complete, those on SSDI often have the same chances at becoming a homeowner as anyone else. Below we will highlight what people on SSDI need to be aware of and what is available to them.
A staggering number of college graduates are saddled with student loans. Often times, these young adults believe home ownership is not possible and they continue to rent, assuming it is their only option. But in reality, this does not have to be the case. Buying a home while still paying on student loans can be a reality for many with the proper preparation and expectations.
It seems as if more and more people are dealing with the uncomfortable effects of allergies each day. When we think of allergies, we tend to think of the outdoors—the pollen, the grass, the weeds. But a lot of what is outdoors ends up indoors. That, along with the effects of allergies from things that are actually in our home, are causing allergic reactions in people that can often be controlled, or at least minimized.
The spring real estate market is generally a busy time for buyers, sellers, real estate agents and lenders. So as not to get lost in the shuffle and miss out on your dream home, prepare for the frenzy and know what to expect… and when to expect it. Preparing yourself ahead of time might make a big difference in whether or not you are able to be the first to make an offer on your dream home, or if you find that someone else has beat you to it.