FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Some things are better in person than online. Perhaps the biggest is learning how to buy a house. That's why hundreds of South Floridians will attend the second annual Florida Homebuying Fair at Consolidated Credit on Saturday, January 19.
The free event gives prospective, but often-overwhelmed homebuyers the chance to meet Realtors®, mortgage brokers, title companies, appraisers, and HUD-certified housing counselors. It's an informative and no-pressure environment.
"This event gives homebuyers a chance to kick tires and compare services. Best of all, they can do it in person, and look people right in the eye," says Maria Gaitan, Consolidated Credit's Director of Housing Counseling and Community Outreach.
Gaitan says one of the biggest problems many homebuyers face is finding the right professionals at the right time and price. At the Homebuying Fair, dozens of professionals will be available for informal conversations.
"While buying a home is often the most amount of money you'll ever spend, we've found that conversations with experts are the best way to start the process," Gaitan says. "Attendees call the shots, they ask the questions, and if they don't like the answers, they can move onto the next expert."
The Homebuying Fair has also earned a reputation as the go-to location for free one-on-one HUD-approved counseling. This coaching – available in English, Spanish and Creole – lets Floridians with weak credit devise a plan that can get them into a home while still sticking to a budget. There are similar services for veterans and current military service members.
Sponsored by major financial institutions, the Homebuying Fair has grown into the must-attend event for Florida homebuyers. Adds Gaitan: "While I feel good at the end of the day, I feel even better when I hear from attendees that they found their dream home at a dream price because of us."
WHEN: Saturday, January 19th, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: 5701 W. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313 (View Map)
To information call 800-435-2261 or email FinEd@consolidatedcredit.org
About: In over 25 years, Consolidated Credit has helped over 6.5 million people overcome challenges with debt and financial issues. Their mission is to assist families throughout the United States to end financial crises and solve money management issues through education and professional counseling.
SOURCE Consolidated Credit