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To buy or not to buy?

Owning your own home. It’s a dream a lot of people share, but is it right for you? Buying a home may be your largest lifetime purchase, and there is a lot to consider. How much home can you afford? How long do you plan to stay? Are you handy around the house, or will you need to hire professionals? UofSC faculty and staff can find answers to these questions and more through the university’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Webinar: Home Buying 101

Explore the advantages and disadvantages of home ownership through an online seminar that can be accessed any time starting April 19th.

No registration is necessary – just log into the EAP website using the username and password “USC” and then scroll down to the middle of the page and click the plus sign below “Online Seminars”.

If you have questions, type them into the “Ask a question” box and you will receive an answer within five business days. All questions and answers will be posted on the FAQ tab.

Newsletter: Buy vs. Rent

In today’s real estate market, it’s a toss-up whether it’s better to buy or to rent. EAP’s April newsletter [pdf] takes a look at the many factors to consider when deciding if now is the right time to rent or to buy a home.  

Articles, Tip Sheets and More

Learn everything there is to know about buying a new home by logging into the EAP website using the username and password “USC”. You will find articles and tip sheets that cover topics such as mortgages and realtors, as well as other useful tools like financial calculators and home comparison worksheets.

Relocation Assistance

Relocation can be stressful! Whether you’re moving across the country or just down the street, using professional movers or moving yourself, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. Your EAP offers a variety of resources that can help you to organize the process and make it a less stressful experience. Call the Helpline at 1-866-327-2400 or log on to the website today for confidential assistance.

Posted April 7, 2016

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