Thinking About Buying A Home?

Published on July 07, 2009, 3:12 pm
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Learn how to navigate the homebuying process with certified homebuying counselors in a completely sales-free, educational environment. The New York home buyer education program and neighborhood housing services of New York City team up to provide free homebuying seminars.

The New York Home Buyer Education Program (NYHEP) is here to invite you to join our certified Homebuying Counselors as they provide information and resources about the homebuying process. This educational seminar will instruct you how to:

• Navigate the homebuying & mortgage application process

• Determine how much house you can afford
• Assess the amount of money you need to save
• Select the best mortgage that will help you become a homeowner and stay a homeowner

If you are unable to attend the event but would like FREE information on the homebuying process, call 866-494-NYCC (toll free) Monday, Friday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. to speak with a certified Homebuying Counselor in English or Spanish. Additionally, we can mail you the workbook provided at the seminars at no cost to you, helping you navigate the road to homebuying. Certified Homebuying Counselors are standing by to answer all of your questions, for FREE.

The address is: New Testament Church of God, 3356 Seymour Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469. The event will take place on Tuesday, July 14, 2009. It will start with Registration: 5:30 p.m., followed by the Seminar: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

To RSVP, please call 18664946922 or visit here to reserve your seat!

The event will provide complimentary food and drinks.

More details on the event follow:

The New York Home Buyer Education Program (NYHEP) is providing resources to help first-time homebuyers navigate the homebuying and mortgage application process. With the objective of addressing the confusion surrounding mortgages, property values and credit, the NYHEP will offer seminars in both English and Spanish throughout New York State. Certified Homebuying Counselors will present beneficial information intended to map out the road to homeownership and more importantly, reinforce how to sustain a home.

“We are pleased to partner with the NYHEP as the seminars are an invaluable resource available to the community at no cost,” said Sonya Black, Homeownership Services Program Manager of Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, an organization in the NeighborWorks® network. “The NYHEP is here to help guide local residents through the homebuying process, all the while educating them on valuable financial education useful in their everyday life, regardless of whether they are looking to buy a home now, or in the future.”

Currently in its third year, the New York Home Buyer Education Program has helped hundreds of New York’s first-time homebuyers learn the basics of searching for a home, finance and credit. In 2008, 650 people attended the NYHEP seminars and of those attendees, many have gone on to become successful homeowners.

“The instructor is AMAZING!  The information was easy to listen to and the instructor made learning fun,” said a participant who attended the 2008 Bronx seminar. “Not only did we learn about the mortgage process, but also about money management, how our credit rating affected our purchase and even how much house we could truly afford, all of which will help tremendously when buying our own property.”

About The New York Home Buyer Education Program
The NYHEP is a comprehensive consumer education program developed to inform consumers about the homebuying and mortgage application process at no cost to them. In 2009, the NYHEP will present 15 FREE educational seminars throughout New York State, host a toll free telephonic homebuying counseling center at (866) 494-NYCC available Monday thru Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and offer online information at here. Free workbooks and useful information is available to all callers and web site visitors.

About the NeighborWorks® America Network
The NeighborWorks® America network is a nationwide network of more than 244 community development organizations working in nearly 4,358 urban, suburban and rural communities across America. These organizations engage in revitalization strategies that strengthen communities and transform lives since 1978. In the last five years alone, NeighborWorks® organizations have generated more than $8.5 billion in reinvestment and helped more than 500,000 families of modest means with seminars similar as the NYHEP purchase or improve their homes or secure safe, decent rental or mutual housing.


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