Class for first-time homebuyers on Saturday

POULSBO — Windermere Real Estate-Poulsbo and Guild Mortgage Company, in conjunction with the state Housing Finance Commission, are offering a free first-time homebuyer education class Saturday, 11 a.m., at Mont Clair Park Assisted Living Center at 1250 NE Lincoln Road in Poulsbo.

This five-hour class is required for first-time homebuyers to take advantage of state-sponsored assistance programs. Learn about the many programs available through state and county agencies, including below-market interest rates and/or downpayment assistance. Also covered in the class: the State Mortgage Credit Certificate, which saves buyers 20 percent on their federal income taxes; the homebuying process; lending and credit scores; budgeting; the pros and cons of home ownership; home inspections; escrow, title insurance and agency law.

Participants receive a state certificate that is good for two years, at no cost. Instructors are state-trained and certified. For reservations, call Terry Burns, (360) 649-3335. A light lunch will be served.


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