SMYRNA, TN., - Even though the housing tax credits that stimulated the market for months are gone, a buyer's market still exists. With interest rates still at a historical low and with a good selection of homes on the market to choose from, Crye-Leike Smyrna Realtor Heather Karl is working hard to show buyers why now is still a great time to purchase a home.


Last year Karl hosted an educational workshop helping many homebuyers understand everything that's involved in the home buying process - and this year she is still dedicated to educating buyers.


"It's important for the community to be knowledgeable about what's involved in the home buying process," said Karl. "I encourage people to come to the workshop and discover their best options for buying in this market. This is a wonderful time to stop throwing money away on rent and start investing in your future."


The workshop will educate buyers on several important home buying topics including: how and where to start looking for a home, successful budgeting, improving your credit score, how to get pre-approved for a home loan and how to receive 100% financing.


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.


Magna Bank Loan Specialist Michele Ballard will be at the workshop answering buyers financing questions and providing help with getting pre-approved for a home loan. Real Estate Experts Paige Mayercik of Realty Title and John Richardson of AXA Advisors will also be at the workshop answering buyers questions.


"I would like to extend an invitation to anyone who is even considering buying a home right now," said Karl. "Super low interest rates, rock bottom home prices combined with a great inventory of homes up for sale makes this buyer's market the best time to purchase a home. Sellers are also welcome to come ask questions and find out about what's happening in their local market verses what they hear in national media reports."


Karl adds, "Members of the military and certain other federal employees have an extra incentive to buy right now as they have an extra year to buy a home and qualify for the homebuyer's tax credit through April 30, 2011."


More About The Crye-Leike Smyrna Homebuyer's Workshop

The workshop will be held at Crye-Leike, REALTORS Smyrna branch office located at 599 Sam Ridley Parkway on Thursday, June 10th, 2010 starting at 6:15pm. The event is free but an RSVP is encouraged to ensure there will be enough informational packets and refreshments for everyone.


Attendees will receive a free informational packet with important home buying tips and budgeting plans and can sign up to receive new home listings e-mailed to them daily making their house hunting much easier and quicker.


To RSVP for the workshop or for more information call Crye-Leike Realtor Heather Karl at 615-613-2599 or e-mail her at heather.karl@crye-leike. Find Karl on the web at


About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nation's 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,600 licensed sales associates based out of 130 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Oklahoma.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential and commercial sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services. In 2009, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $3.9 billion with 24,983 homes sold.