C.A.R. offers free home buyers fair to help prospective home buyers prepare for homeownership
LOS ANGELES (May 13) – The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) will host a free “Endeavor to Achieve Homeownership Home Buyers Fair” to help prepare prospective first-time home buyers enter the California housing market and assist previous homeowners who have suffered economic hardships regain their footing.
Held on Saturday, May 25, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the California Science Center, home of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, the fair features free sessions on topics including repairing poor credit, recovering from a short sale or foreclosure, accessing down payment assistance, and learning what it takes to become a homeowner. A key highlight of the fair focuses on teaching consumers how to obtain $30,000 down payment assistance grants offered by Wells Fargo.
“Prospective home buyers who want to take advantage of this once-in-a-generation home buying opportunity can attend this one-stop shopping event to obtain the valuable information needed to help them take the first step toward homeownership,” said C.A.R. President Don Faught.
Other sessions offered are: How to Find and Qualify for a Home Loan; Understanding the Home Inspection Process; Avoiding Foreclosure; Wealth Development, led by CNN contributor Louis Barajas; How to Fix and Monitor Your Credit; Long-term Homeownership Preservation; Credit Recovery from Economic Downturn; Finding and Working with a REALTOR®; and more.
Exhibitors include housing non-profits, state and local housing agencies, diversity housing representatives, mortgage lenders, consumer credit counselors, and home inspectors.
All sessions will be offered in English, Spanish, and Korean languages. For more information, visit http://on.car.org/homefair.
Leading the way...® in California real estate for more than 100 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States with 155,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.