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Saturday: Find the Answers to All Your Homebuying Questions

Written on: May 13th, 2011 in Effective & Efficient GovernmentGuest Posts

Guest post by Delaware State Housing Director Anas Ben Addi

As the Director of the Delaware State Housing Authority, the question I get asked the most is, “Is now a good time to buy a home?”

The second question is almost always, “Where do I start?” That’s why Delaware State Housing Authority and The Money School are having a free Homebuyer Fair this Saturday, May 14, at the Christiana Hilton from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The answer to the first question is, “Yes!”  Mortgage interest rates remain at historic lows, and there is a large inventory of affordably priced houses on the market.  The answer to the second question is to come to the Homebuyer Fair this Saturday, and we’ll show you how to get started.

Making sensible decisions is the key to a successful home buying experience. Before you purchase a home, come talk to the experts at the Homebuyer Fair about the importance of credit; budgeting & finance; strategies for finding and negotiating on properties; and the value of a home inspection.  Lenders and Realtors will also be there to explain affordable mortgage options and the downpayment/closing cost assistance that’s available.  Housing counselors will also be on hand to walk you through the home buying process from beginning to end.

So join us this Saturday at the Christiana Hilton. There will be 40 vendors and exhibitors, free food, give-aways, prizes, and TOM-FM will be broadcasting live from 9 to Noon.  Senator Tom Carper and Senator Chris Coons will also be stopping by to talk to people about the benefits of homeownership in Delaware.

To learn more about the Homebuyer Fair, visit our website at  Pre-registration is recommended (but not required) by calling toll free 877-307-6858 or visit  Walk-ins are also welcome.

Hope to see you there!

Anas Ben Addi, Director
Delaware State Housing Authority

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