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Friday, July 25, 2014

Homeownership Fair Saturday

The conversion of this property to affordable condos
is among the projects undertaken by Faith, Bricks & Mortar.

Faith, Bricks & Mortar, Plainfield's HUD-approved housing counseling agency, is offering a Homeownership Fair on Saturday at the Washington Community School from 10 AM to 2 PM.

A letter sent to Plainfield residents by the group's executive director Horace Baldwin notes --

Homeownership continues to be a challenge for many residents in our community. For some the issue is qualifying for a mortgage and whether or not it's appropriate to buy at all. For others, it's keeping up with mortgage payments after experiencing financial hardships.
The Fair will feature presentations on the following topics --

  • The pros and cons of owning versus renting a home
  • Understanding the home buying process
  • The legal environment of home ownership
  • Mortgages and financing options
  • Foreclosure prevention strategies
The event is jointly sponsored by Faith, Bricks & Mortar, the City of Plainfield, and the Plainfield Public Schools.

Representatives of Chase and M&T banks will be among the presenters.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. At Washington Community School, 427 Darrow Avenue (parking available in the Spooner Avenue lot).

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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