As part of my public service, I will be speaking at the April 6 session of this seminar. If you are a first time home buyer in the Bennington VT real estate market, this is a valuable series of speakers.
“Yes, You Can” is a 4-part workshop on financing and affording first-time home ownership through government programs as well as local lending institutions.
Eight different presenters will cover topics like, “Getting Out of Debt and On a Budget”, “Financing Through USDA Rural Development” and “The True Cost of Home Ownership”. Participants will gain valuable information from how to improve their credit score to properly filling out a loan application, and learn about low- and no-interest mortgages available through the USDA. A presentation of available housing stock, raw land and new construction possibilities also will be presented.
The first session will be presented by Ann Bloch, a financial motivational speaker who will present a primer of the necessary knowledge one needs to make home ownership a reality. Cleaning up your present financial clutter is an important first step in the process, and Ms. Bloch is able to explain in layman’s terms how to reduce personal debt, develop a realistic spending plan, and handle unexpected expenses. Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions either verbally or in writing.
The workshops take place on four consecutive Wednesday nights beginning March 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Pownal United Methodist Church on Route 346 and Church St. in Pownal. The series, sponsored by the Pownal Valley Affordable Housing Committee, is free and open to all. Call 802 823 9308 for more details.