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7 Tips for Buying or Building a Home

7 Tips for Buying or Building a Home

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, planning a move, or looking for a vacation home, buying or building a home can be challenging. Let’s get started with a few tips to make this as easy as possible.

The Importance of Estate Planning

The Importance of Estate Planning

An estate plan isn’t just for the wealthy. It provides more detailed instructions than a will on how assets and end-of-life wishes should be handled.  One way to honor your familial relationships is to establish an estate plan.

4 Benefits of Using Your Home Equity for Home Improvements

4 Benefits of Using Your Home Equity for Home Improvements

As long as your home’s market value doesn’t drop, you can build your home equity by paying off your loans faster or else by renovating your home, which will boost your home’s value — and your home equity. You can even use your home equity to make home improvements — a win-win.

Community Episode – On Eagles’ Wings

Community Episode – On Eagles’ Wings

Today we meet with Casey Conaway, the Director of Development at On Eagles Wings, an Equine Therapy facility in North Central West Virginia to discuss the good they are doing in the community. Learn more about their efforts and upcoming events, and how you can help, at http://oneagleswingswv.org

These 4 Life Events Will Change Your Insurance Needs

These 4 Life Events Will Change Your Insurance Needs

Over the course of your life, your insurance needs will change depending on the life events you experience, such as getting married, buying a home, having children, or growing older. In this article, we take a look at four major life events and how they will alter your various insurance needs over time.

Buying a Home with Lindsay Williams and Cody Sustakoski

Buying a Home with Lindsay Williams and Cody Sustakoski

In the final of our 3-part series, we are joined by Linsday Williams, Realtor/Owner at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Touchdown Pros Realty (bhhstouchdownhp.com), and Cody Sustakoski, Residential Loan Originator in First United’s Mortgage area to discuss the home buying process best practices from the experts.

How to Safely Sell and Show Homes During a Pandemic

How to Safely Sell and Show Homes During a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to take a close look at their current living situation. Between the growing need for home offices and the desire for spaces with greater access to fresh air, the evolving needs of people around the country has created new opportunities for buyers and sellers alike.

The Real Estate Market During COVID-19: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Real Estate Market During COVID-19: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

From the office tower to the grocery store, no business has been spared from the long shadow cast by COVID-19. Since the initial March outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S., waves of stay-at-home orders, shuttered businesses, and concerns over public health and safety have placed entire industries at the whim of an infectious disease that shows no signs of abating anytime soon.

SBA PPP Forgiveness

The forgiveness information noted below has not yet been updated to reflect the latest changes, which are pending related to additional...

To Buy or Not to Buy?

To Buy or Not to Buy?

Investing is like life: nothing ventured, nothing gained.If you're planning to buy a home, you probably have good reasons for your...

Home Equity Line of Credit Offer

Limited Time Offer!Let us help you do the things you want to do. No matter what you’ve been dreaming about doing, a First United Bank...

Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit: Which Is Best for You?

Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit: Which Is Best for You?

Things break. Emergencies happen. And if you are like many Americans, you may not have the extra cash on hand to pay for these expenses. Homeowners generally have two options for getting the money they need — a home equity line of credit or a home equity loan.

Moving Checklist: Budgeting for Your Next Move

Moving Checklist: Budgeting for Your Next Move

Moving is stressful, no doubt about it. To ensure your next move goes as smoothly as possible, it’s helpful to create a budget—and stick to it. With your finances under control, you can focus your attention on getting to your new place as quickly as possible and settling in.

Mortgage

Mortgage

When you purchase a home, you commit to building your community. That’s why mortgage lending is one of the best parts of being a local bank. At First United, we carefully guide you through the process, mindful that your home may be one of the most significant purchases you ever make.

Payments & Processing

Payments & Processing

As a business owner, we know that cash flow is regularly on your mind. Our suite of services–combined with our team of experts will take away much of the stress that you deal with on a regular basis. First United can help you get a better understanding of the ins and outs of cash management and the products and services to make it easier to operate.

Business Loans & Credit

Business Loans & CreditAn influx of cash can make a world of difference for a business. First United gives you the opportunity to...

2017 Christmas Tour of Homes

2017 Christmas Tour of Homes

First United Bank & Trust are proud sponsors of the 2017 Christmas Charity Tour of Homes.  The proceeds from this tour will be donated...

Most willing to move for dream job, poll finds

Most willing to move for dream job, poll finds

More than half of job seekers – 55 percent – say they would move to a new country if doing so would enable them to find their dream job, based on a recent survey done by employment search engine Monster Worldwide.

Why you may want to replace your business’ roof

Why you may want to replace your business’ roof

Among the costliest sources of damage in the winter is wet snow that can pile up on rooftops. According to the Insurance Information Institute, roof cave-ins contribute to winter weather being the third-largest cause of insured catastrophe losses, averaging $1.2 billion per year in the past two decades.

Prepare the business for the fall

Prepare the business for the fall

Having a strong business plan can be important for owners, but there are also other tasks that need to be taken care of in order to make the building ready for the changing weather.

How a small business can manage risk

How a small business can manage risk

As a small business owner, you are well aware of how a sound financial plan, effective risk management and intelligent decisions can benefit your company. In today’s entrepreneurial climate, there are plenty of places for mistakes to pile up, and a lack of focus can cause little errors to turn into major headaches.