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Homebuyer U

© St. Petersburg Times
published June 1, 2002

Need to learn the basics of home selling? A seminar offered by, a listing service for For Sale By Owner sellers, covers topics such as preparing your home for sale, advertising and setting appointments and showing your home. Seminar held the third Saturday of each month, with next seminar from 9-11 a.m. June 15 at Holiday Inn Express on Rocky Point Island, 3025 N Rocky Point Drive, Tampa. Cost is $99, includes materials and a market analysis of your home. For more information or to register, call (727) 595-8883.

Those who find buying a home complicated and confusing can attend "Insider Home-buying Strategies," a free seminar presented by Realtors Janice Lockridge-Williams and Nancy Burridge of Keller Williams Landmark Realty of St. Petersburg, 7 p.m. June 18 at Gladden Park Recreation Center, 3901 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Learn how lenders determine what kind of loan will be offered by evaluating the borrower's credit, how to better determine your creditworthiness and other topics. To reserve, call (727) 422-7169 or (727) 894-1600, ext. 122 during business hours.

"Road Map to Ownership" free home-buyer seminar, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Century 21 East Lake Realty, Shoppes at Boot Ranch, 782 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor, reviews the homebuying process and guidelines. Get prequalified for a home loan and receive a buyer's manual that describes the process step by step. Call George Steffens at (727) 409-4583 to reserve.

The Homeownership for People Everywhere Expo will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 8 at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Learn how to buy a home. Find out if you are eligible to receive assistance on your down payment. This event is sponsored by the cities of Largo, Clearwater and St. Petersburg as well as numerous area organizations. (727) 461-0618 or after 5 p.m. and on weekends (727) 481-4500.

The Consumer Credit Counseling Service Greater Tampa Association of Realtors will hold a free Community Homebuyers and Credit Rebuilding workshop in Spanish from 6-9:30 p.m. June 18-19 at the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors, 2918 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. All who attend receive a certificate of achievement. Call (813) 371-1727.

The Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Florida Suncoast Inc. sponsors free "New Homebuyers" two-part educational seminars from 6:30-9:30 p.m. each day June 13 and June 20 at Largo Library, 351 East Bay Drive, Largo. Topics include the advantages of home ownership, budgeting for a home, credit reports, home inspections, the closing process, home ownership responsibilities and affordable housing options. Attendance at both sessions required for certificate. Call (727) 587-6715, ext. 2507.

Free "New Homebuyers" two-part educational seminars sponsored by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Florida and the Florida Suncoast Inc. are offered from 6-9 p.m. June 19 and 26 at the Pasco County Commissioners Chambers, West Pasco Government Center, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey. Topics include the advantages of home ownership, budgeting, whether to buy or build a home, credit reports, home inspections, the Pasco County Affordable programs and the closing process. Attendance at both class sessions required for certificate. For reservations, call (727) 845-5654 or (800) 720-9537.

-- Send items to Homes, Kelly A. Stefani, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. The deadline is two weeks before publication.

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