© St. Petersburg Times, published June 15, 2002
Find buying a home complicated and confusing? 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, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gladden Park Recreation Center, 3901 30th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Learn how lenders determine what kind of loan will be offered, how to determine your credit worthiness, how to determine layout and furnishing needs and other topics. Handouts and notebook provided; to reserve, call: (727) 422-7169 or (727) 894-1600, ext. 122 during business hours.
"Road Map to Ownership" afree 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. Review the homebuying process, get prequalified for a loan and receive a step-by-step buyer's manual. Call George Steffens at (727) 409-4583 to reserve.
The Consumer Credit Counseling Service Greater Tampa Association of Realtors will hold a free Community Homebuyers and Credit Rebuilding workshop in Spanish 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at 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 seminars 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday at Largo Library, 351 East Bay Drive, Largo. Topics include budgeting for a home, credit reports, home inspections, the closing process, responsibilities and affordable housing options. For reservations and information, 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. offered 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and June 26 at the Pasco County Commissioners Chambers, West Pasco Government Center, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey.
Attendance at both sessions required for certificate. For reservations and information, call (727) 845-5654 or (800) 720-9537.
Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services will hold a free homebuyer seminar 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 22 at 608 N Garden Ave., Clearwater. Discussion includes home rehabilitation, down payments, small business loans and more. Call (727) 442-4155.
The Gus Stavros Institute presents a free "guide to buying a home" 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 22 at 12100 Starkey Road, Largo. Also includes loan prequalifications and information on how to use title companies. Call (727) 398-9900, ext. 229.
Dan Hoffman presents a free seminar on "Smart Home Building" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Charles Rutenberg Offices, 300 S Duncan Ave., Clearwater. Receive planning worksheets, dispute resolution logs and a coupon worth $1,000 in options. Call (727) 251-1967.
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