What to Expect When Buying a Home Podcast
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Home Ownership 101 Series

In this podcast, Alicia Somers, a Financial Wellness Relationship Manager for Regions Bank in Jacksonville, Fla., and Shaun Collings, a Financial Wellness Relationship Manager for Regions Bank in Atlanta, Ga., share what you need to know when buying a home.

Alicia and Shaun provide tips on the following topics:

  • Preparing for upfront costs
  • Understanding all of the steps involved in buying a home
  • Transition from homebuyer to homeowner

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This Next Step Podcast is part of our Home Ownership 101 series presented by Regions Next Step –advice, tools and resources to help you get closer to reaching your unique financial goals. From buying your first home and planning a home renovation to everything in between, Home Ownership 101 offers advice to prepare you for every step as a homeowner.

Find more helpful homeownership tips:

Mortgage Payment Calculator

How to Save Energy at Home

Home Inspection Tips When Buying Your First Home

Alicia SomersAbout Alicia Somers

An online shopping guru who loves to share how you can stay fashionable and trendy on the cheap, Alicia Somers is a Financial Wellness Relationship Manager in Jacksonville, Fla., and has been a banker for over 20 years. You can find Alicia hunting the best bargains at local thrift stores and sharing her tips with others, so they can stretch their paycheck to build up their savings, or finally take that dream vacation.

Helping people realize their dreams is her mission; she challenges her teammates at Regions Bank to not just be bankers but be dream makers by teaching people how to look for deals, save for emergencies and build up assets for retirement. Being financially secure really is the best look!

Shaun CollingsAbout Shaun Collings

When he’s not cheering on the University of Georgia Dawgs, or diving into the latest David Baldacci book, Shaun Collings is sharing his passion for budgeting and understanding where his finances stand. Shaun lives in Georgia with his wife, Erin, and his daughter, Brielle, as well as their two dogs (Carson & Lily), two cats (Lloyd and Milo), and lots of fish! Shaun was an Air Force military child who has lived in Texas, Virginia, Florida, Nevada and even Germany. Fun fact - he is also related to Oliver Wolcott who signed the Declaration of Independence.

Knowing where he and his family financially stand and sharing his philosophy of understanding “money in vs. money out,” is why he is committed to his role as a Financial Wellness Relationship Manager with Regions Bank. Most people want to save money but have no idea what they are spending their money on. Shaun has made it one of his missions to share his passion and educate others on the power of budgeting, and how important it is for financial health.

This information is general educational or marketing in nature and is not intended to be accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. Statements of individuals are their own—not Regions'. Consult an appropriate professional concerning your specific situation.

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This information is general in nature and is not intended to be legal, tax, or financial advice. Although Regions believes this information to be accurate, it cannot ensure that it will remain up to date. Statements or opinions of individuals referenced herein are their own—not Regions'. Consult an appropriate professional concerning your specific situation and irs.gov for current tax rules. Regions, the Regions logo, and the LifeGreen bike are registered trademarks of Regions Bank. The LifeGreen color is a trademark of Regions Bank.