Published on: Sunday, May 1, 2016 Takoma Park Newsletter

How to Buy a House: A seminar for first-timers

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. Here is an opportunity for you to learn from the experts and do it right. Take that first step towards home ownership by attending this free first-time home buyer program. Conducted by the Latino Economic Development Corporation, a HUD certified housing organization, the class will give you the information you need to navigate the complicated housing market and home purchase process.

Saturday, May 14, 8:30 a.m. — 2:20 p.m.
Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave.

The class encompasses the entire home buying process, including preparing your credit and finances, the role of the real estate agent and how to identify a good one, home inspection, fair housing and how to obtain a mortgage and understand the terms of the loan. Industry professionals will present and answer questions throughout the session.

Participants who attend the entire session will receive the Certificate of Completion required to access available low interest loans

Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. Continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided. To register, please contact the Housing and Community Development Department at 301-891-7119.

This article appeared in the May 2016 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.