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Sign Up for City’s Upcoming Home Buyers Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 24, 2015

For more information, please contact:

Dan Niederman, Program Manager, City of Bloomington Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development, 812.349.3401, niedermd@bloomington.in.gov

Sign Up Now for City's Upcoming Home Buyers Club

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington's Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) will host the Home Buyers Club in September. The workshops offer participants a chance to learn how to become successful homeowners.

The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 19th and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 26th at City Hall, 401 N. Morton St., in the McCloskey Conference Room, Suite 135.

The Home Buyers Club program helps first-time home buyers understand and overcome the obstacles involved in realizing the American dream of homeownership. Presenters will include HAND's HUD-certified housing counselors, and local real estate industry professionals.

Participants will receive the HAND-produced home-buying guide, "Buying a Home: A Guide for First-Time Home Buyers," and an opportunity to meet with a HAND housing counselor to develop a personalized home-buying action plan. Income eligible participants that complete the classes may apply for $5,000 down payment and closing cost assistance from HAND.

Discussion topics will include:


· Determining if homeownership is right for you

· Developing a household budget and savings plan

· Establishing good credit

· Navigating the home-buying process from start to finish

· Inspecting your potential home

· Locating mortgage application and down payment assistance programs

· Protecting your investment and maintaining your home

· Accessing community and neighborhood housing resources

The Home Buyers Club is offered to anyone in the community at no cost. However, class size is limited and registration is required. To register visit the Home Buyers Club email hand@bloomington.in.gov, or call HAND at 812.349.3401.

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