Deciding between renting or owning

Renting vs Owning: What’s Best for You?

Let’s face it—none of us are made of money. We don’t have a money tree in the back yard that we can simply go pick from when we’d like to buy something. While those things would be really cool, the reality is that we have budgets to stick to and have to carefully plan for life’s expenses. We all eventually …

Scott at a Pelican Event

How to Choose Home Insurance Coverage

Are you thinking about purchasing your first home, buying a new home or refinancing your current house? If so, you’ll be looking at some options for home insurance, and it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s where I can help! I’ve been with Liberty Mutual Insurance for three years, so I’ve had to answer a lot of questions. I …

Home Buying Process Recap: Your Questions, Answered

We invited the Zachary and Jackson communities to join us in February 2018 for a Financial Wellness Workshop that was focused on the home buying process. This workshop was totally free and open to the public! The Panel A panel composed of Pelican’s Nationally Certified Credit Counselor Kimberly Gaines, Greater Baton Rouge Keller Williams Realtor Jan Johnson and Pelican’s Mortgage …

Are You Eligible for a CAFA Mortgage Grant?

It can be difficult to build up a nice chunk of savings, especially after a disaster. If you’re finding it hard to put a down payment on your future home, you should consider a grant from Capital Area Finance Authority (CAFA) to make your dream a reality. In this post, we’ll give you some background information on the LA-CAFA grant …