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Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

Have you been saving up to buy a home this year? If so, you know there are a number of expenses involved – from your down payment to closing costs. But did you also know your tax refund can help you pay for some of these expenses? As Credit Karma explains:“If one of your goals is to stop renting and buy a home, you’ll need to save up for closing costs and a down payment on the mortgage. A tax refund can give you a start on the road to homeownership. If you’ve already started to save, your tax refund could move you down the road faster.”While how much money you may get in a tax refund is going...

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Is Your Favorite Celebrity Godmother or Brand Ambassador to a Cruise Ship

By Cathy Padilla With cruise lines well on their way back from pandemic lows, the industry is set to reach an estimated 37 billion in U.S. dollars by 2028 and competition for your business is resulting in new ships, new private islands, and famous name drops. In the past few weeks, several celebrity brand ambassadors have been added to the list of those chosen to be honored as the godmother, or sometimes godfather, of a cruise vessel including Gwen Stefani, Giada De Laurentiis, and Jonathan Bennett. Ships having a “godmother”is a longstanding naval tradition, with new ships sponsored...

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Carnivals Celebration Key will Showcase Bahamian Culture

Carnival Cruise Line’s new exclusive destination on Grand Bahama Celebration Key will feature a retail portal that has been named Lokono Cove with help from a Grand Bahama resident. Lokono Cove is the winning submission from a community competition that was supported by the Ministry for Grand Bahama and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy announced the name at the Seatrade Cruise Global conference this week in Miami Beach. At Lokono Cove, one of the five portals of Celebration Key, a variety of stores and kiosks will join an authentic Bahamian...

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The Perks of Downsizing When You Retire [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsIf you’re about to retire, or just did, downsizing can be a good way to try to cut down on some of your expenses.Smaller homes typically have lower energy and maintenance costs. Plus, you may have enough equity built up to fuel your move.If you’re thinking about moving to a smaller home, connect with a real estate professional to go over your goals and look at your options in the local market.

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Builders Are Building Smaller Homes

There’s no arguing it, affordability is still tight. And if you’re trying to buy a home, that may mean you need to look at smaller houses to find one that’s still in your budget. But there is a silver lining: builders are focused on building these smaller homes right now and they’re offering incentives. And that can help give you more options that fit the bill.Newly Built Homes Are Trending SmallerDuring the pandemic, homebuyers wanted (and could afford) larger homes – and builders delivered. They focused on homes that were bigger, so people had more space for things like working from home,...

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Should I Move with Today’s Mortgage Rates?

When mortgage rates spiked up over the last few years, some homeowners put their plans to move on pause. Maybe you did too because you didn’t want to sell and take on a higher mortgage rate for your next home. But is that still the right strategy for you?In today’s market, data shows more homeowners are getting used to where rates are and thinking it may be time to move. As Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics, explains:“Listings are up a bit as life events and job changes are putting increasing pressure on locked-in homeowners to sell their homes. Homeowners may also be slowly coming...

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Norwegian Unveils Expansion and Private Island Development

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. unveiled the most comprehensive new build order in its history. The plan includes a total of eight state-of-the-art vessels, representing nearly 25,000 additional berths, with new classes of ships for each of its three award-winning brands and the construction of a multi-ship pier at Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island destination in the Bahamas and its top-rated Caribbean port of call. This decade-long strategy will enhance its product offering, guest experiences, and operational infrastructure. The new ship orders across all three brands are...

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The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent when Buying a Home

You may have heard headlines in the news lately about agents in the real estate industry and discussions about their commissions. And if you’re following along, it can be pretty confusing. But here’s the thing you really need to know – expert advice from a trusted real estate agent is priceless, now more than ever. And here’s why.A real estate agent does a lot more than you may realize. Your agent is the person who will guide you through every step when buying a home and look out for your best interests along the way. They smooth out a complex process and take away the bulk of the stress of...

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Bridge Loans Florida | Florida Bridge Loans

Bridge Loans Florida | Florida Bridge Loans At Fidelity Home Group, we are Florida Bridge Loan Experts! We offer more options, more transparency and a simpler way to find the right bridge loan program for your unique situation. A bridge loan is a short-term financing solution designed to bridge the financial gap between purchasing a new home and selling your current home. In situations where you intend to buy before selling, and thus lack the proceeds from the sale for your new home’s down payment, a financial challenge arises .NMLS ID 1834853 #floridabridgeloans #bridgeloansflorida #flo...

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