John's Florida Real Estate Blog

head_left_image

2009 Homebuyer Education Workshops Offered in Pasco County, Florida

 Best FrontLet's face it, buying a home can be a daunting experience. And even if you have purchased one in the past, things have changed a lot lately. New ways of financing, new regulations, new contract forms, etc. I was at a meeting today at the county offices and I got some information that I thought you might find helpful.

In Pasco County, Florida workshops are being held throughout the year for people who are considering buying a home. These are held at various times at many locations around the county, so you should be able to find a time and place that is convenient for you. Also keep in mind that several buyers assistance programs require that buyers attend these types of workshops so that they can be informed consumers and know what they are doing when they buy a home.

Some of the topics covered are:

  • Determining the price of the home you can afford
  • Down payment and closing cost assistance
  • Pre-Qualification VS Pre-Approval
  • Shopping for a Mortgage
  • Closing on a Home Loan
  • Qualifying for a Home Mortgage Loan
  • Free Financial Counseling
  • And Other Related Topics

You can download informational sheets and a schedule of workshops by clicking on the following link: Download Homebuyer Workshop Schedule 2009

To reserve your place at one of these workshops call: 1-800-741-7040 then Option 4  At our meeting today they did not mention any cost at all, but you can clarify that when you call. To the best of my understanding, these workshops are free. But do confirm that.

As always, you can also contact me at: 813-783-4444 or by e-mail at: jelwell1@tampabay.rr.com

John Elwell - REALTOR

CENTURY 21

Bill Nye Realty, Inc.

813-783-4444

Licensed in Florida

 

Comment balloon 0 commentsJohn Elwell • February 26 2009 01:51PM
2009 Homebuyer Education Workshops Offered in Pasco County, Florida
share
Let's face it, buying a home can be a daunting experience. And even if you have purchased one in the past, things have changed a lot lately. New ways of financing, new regulations, new contract forms, etc. I was at a meeting today at the county… more
Average Mortgage Interest Rates Increase VERY Slightly says Freddie…
share
Today 2/26/09 Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 5. 07% (5. 14% in the southeast), up from 5. 04% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4. 68%, unchanged… more
Great Furnished Single-Wide Mobile For Sale in Zephyr Shores…
share
Let this furnished 2 bedroom/2 bath mobile in the Zephyr Shores subdivision be your sunshine state refuge. It utilizes space well due to its "split bedroom" plan. In addition to the comfortable living space in the main area… more
Smaller Insurance Companies Accept Customers in Florida, as Another…
share
A few weeks back I wrote that State Farm said it could not make money on property insurance in Florida and therefore would not be renewing its current policies here. It is my understanding that they will continue to write other types of coverage,… more
Zephyrhills Saturday Nite Cruise/Classic Cars & MORE! - February…
share
Main Street Zephyrhills has announced that from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, March 28, 2009 Zephyrhills Saturday Nite Cruise will take place in downtown Zephyrhills, Florida. Activities will include: Food 50/50 Raffle … more
30 Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages Drop to Nearly 5%: Says Freddie Mac
share
Today, 2/19/09, Freddie Mac announced that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 5. 04% (5. 10% in the southeast), down from 5. 16% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4. 68%,.. more
Florida Considering Mandatory Septic Tank Inspections & Upgrading…
share
It is being reported that the Florida Department of Health is considering making it a requirement that septic system inspections be made when homes that are not connected to public or private sewers are sold. Supposedly this is to limit the amount… more
Lower Mortgage Interest Rates = More Refinancing: Freddie Mac
share
Yesterday, 2/12/09, Freddie Mac announced that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 5. 16% (5. 13% in the southeast), down from 5. 25% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4. 81… more
Prepare Your Florida Winter Home for Your Summer Absence
share
In a few weeks or months, many of you will be returning to your summer residences up north. A couple of years ago I saw a very interesting article that listed hints for closing up your home at the end of the winter season. I contacted the author of… more
Freddie Mac: Average Mortgage Interest Rates Creeping Upward Again
share
Today 2/5/09 Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 5. 25% (5. 29% in the southeast), up from 5. 10% a week ago. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4. 92%, up from 4… more