Free orientation classes offered to first-time homebuyers

Free orientation classes offered to first-time homebuyers

L Ī HU‘E, HI – August 11, 2008 – (RealEstateRama) — – Kaua‘i residents looking to purchase their first homes are invited to sign up for free homebuyer orientation classes.

The classes are held monthly, 6 to 7 pm, at the L ī hu‘e Civic Center, Pi’ikoi conference room. The only exception is the Aug. 4 session, which will run from 5 to 7 pm.

The upcoming schedule is as follows: Aug. 4, 8 and 29; Sept. 5 and 19; and Oct. 3 and Participants will be given an introduction to financial literacy, home ownership, assessment of homebuyer readiness and a description of the home-buying process.

“There are a number of affordable housing projects that are expected to be completed over the next few years, so I strongly encourage anyone who’s interested in buying a home to register for an orientation class,” said Housing Director Ken Rainforth. “I enrolled in a homebuyer education program years ago and found it to be very beneficial.”

The classes are run by two well-established non-profit agencies, Hawai‘i Home Ownership Center and Hawaiian Community Assets, whose mission is to help residents become successful homeowners.

For more information, please call Hawai‘i Home Ownership Center at their L ī hu‘e office, 245-5860, or toll-free 1-877-523-9503, or Hawaiian Community Assets, 632-2070.

Tel (808) 241-4444
Fax (808) 241-5118

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