Monday, June 17, 2019

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that the Bergen County Division of Community Development will be hosting a first-time weeknight event—the 2018 Homebuyer Expo—that will feature resources and workshops for residents in the market to buy a new home. The Expo will take place on Wednesday, October 17, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Conference Center located at Two Bergen County Plaza.

The event will feature experienced professionals who can provide valuable information to those who are thinking about or ready to begin the process of buying a home. In attendance will be real estate agents, bankers, mortgage companies, credit counselors, home inspectors and other experts who are ready to answer questions ranging from how to work with real estate agents to how to obtain a mortgage. Hands-on, live workshops (Keys to a Successful Homeownership and Credit 101) that deal with the various stages of buying a home will also be available for

In addition, representatives from the Bergen County Division of Community Development Homeownership Center will be on hand to discuss government programs that can provide financing assistance with new home down payments and mortgages for those eligible as well as interest-free deferred payment home-improvements loans for homeowner occupants who qualify.

This event, which is free to all, is presented by the Bergen County Division of Community Development in conjunction with banking sponsorship partners NVE Bank, TD Bank, Bogota Savings Bank, Lakeland Bank, Atlantic Stewardship Bank, Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation, Spencer Savings Bank and Residential Home Funding Corp. Community support is provided through the Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey and Greater Bergen County Community Action.

For further information, contact Jacqui Atkins, director of the Bergen County American Dream First Time Homebuyer Program at 201-336-7206, or [email protected]