Chattanooga, TN., - Crye-Leike Chattanooga Realtor Preston Brown is on a mission to help people prepare to someday participate in the great American dream of homeownership.

 

Brown is teaming up with mortgage expert Becca Pool of Mortgage Investors Group to host a free homebuyer's seminar on January 22 from 6:15 to 8:00pm. The seminar will be held at Crye-Leike's Ooltewah branch office located at 5913 Main Street in Suite 107.

 

"We are excited to be hosting a free educational seminar to acquaint future homebuyers with the process of purchasing a home," said Brown. "We are presenting this seminar not just to try to put every person into a home but to help people learn to recognize when they will be able to responsibly take the step to purchasing a home of their own that they can truly afford."

 

Brown adds, "Many people who are paying rent every month to help someone else build net worth and equity can be doing that for themselves if they just had someone to guide them through the process. We want to do that for them. If they are not ready to buy a home because of debt or credit issues, we will help them understand what steps to take to get to the point of being ready to be a homeowner."

 

At the seminar, Brown and Pool will go through the detailed steps of home buying starting with the pre-qualification and proceeding through the various types of financing, shopping for a home and then the paper work.

 

The seminar will educate potential buyers on several important home buying topics including: how and where to start looking for a home, improving your credit score, how to get pre-approved for a home loan, the type of mortgages available and the importance of house inspection and homeowners insurance.

 

"Buying a home is typically the largest financial transaction in a person's life, but it doesn't have to be frightening or overwhelming," said Pool. "We want to educate and equip home buyers with the knowledge they need to complete the home-buying process with confidence and ease. Working with Mortgage Investors Group, the number one THDA lender in the state, I'm happy to tell people it's still possible to buy a home with little to no money down because of THDA, Rural Housing, VA and FHA loans."

 

Potential buyers are encouraged to come ask questions and learn about the entire home buying process from searching for a home and making an offer to signing papers at the closing table. The seminar is free but registration is encouraged for planning purposes. Anyone interested in attending can register at http://register.prestonbrownhomes.com

 

"For those people who discover they are in a good position to become a homeowner, now is a great time to buy a house," said Brown. "Interest rates still remain at historic lows and home prices are very affordable making it easy for people to get an amazing deal when deciding to become a homeowner in this current market."

 

For questions about the seminar and for all of your real estate needs, contact Crye-Leike Realtor Preston Brown at 423-238-5440 or by e-mail at preston.brown@crye-leike.com. Find Preston on the web at http://prestonbrown.crye-leike.com

 

About Crye-Leike - Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike is the nation's 5th largest real estate company. In 2011, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume of $3.8 billion with 24,470 properties sold. More information is available at http://www.crye-leike.com