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First-time homebuyer seminar in Fresno

First-time homebuyers looking for a new home in Clovis in October 2007.
First-time homebuyers looking for a new home in Clovis in October 2007. ezamora@fresnobee.com

A team of Fresno housing experts has restarted monthly seminars to help first-time homebuyers navigate the homebuying process.

With mortgage interest rates projected to increase by the end of the year and home prices on the rise, it’s time to start up again and help people buy a home, said Michael Gilmore, branch manager for Primary Residential Mortgage in Fresno.

“I think it will help people understand the responsibility of homeownership better,” Gilmore said. “In the end that will help to reduce the types of problems we’ve seen in the past. An informed consumer is a better consumer.”

The seminar will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13 and noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Primary mortgage office, 6042 N. Fresno Street, Suite 201 in Fresno.

The event will be led by Gilmore, Teresa Norman, Realtor with Fresno Modern Real Estate in Fresno and Jennifer Pasco, escrow and title representative with Fidelity National Title Company in Fresno.

The topics covered will include benefits of homeownership, market trends, comparisons between renting and owning, how to prepare to buy a home, choosing the right lender and Realtor and getting qualified for a mortgage loan. The seminar is also available in Spanish.

Registration is suggested. Food will be provided.

First-time Homebuyer Seminar

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13 and noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 15.

Where: Primary Residential Mortgage, 6042 N. Fresno St., Suite 201, Fresno.

What: Learn about homeownership, how to find a lender and Realtor and qualify for a mortgage loan.

Information: Registration is suggested, but not required. Call (559) 281-0311.

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