2018 HOUSING FAIR
The Montgomery County Partners for Homeownership holds an annual Housing Fair free to the public. Next year’s fair has been scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting, PA.
The annual Housing Fair is a great starting point to have questions answered from experts including lenders, Realtors®, insurance agencies, home inspection firms, non-profit and governments agencies and more! Learn about mortgages and grant programs if you’re thinking of buying a home. Learn about reverse mortgages for senior citizens. Learn about new government programs, foreclosure prevention and understanding this difficult real estate market. Workshops are held throughout the day and over 25 exhibitors are expected to have booths showcasing their information.
FREE to the public!
Are you a vendor interested in a booth?
The Housing Fair includes an exhibitor area for non-profits, banks, mortgage companies, title companies, home inspectors, credit companies and other housing-related organizations. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and booths with electricity are limited! Check back – Registration forms will be available early 2018.
Workshops! Free workshops were offered throughout the day that focus on assisting individuals better understand the home buying process. Below are the topics from our 2017 Housing Fair.
2017 HOUSING FAIR WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
|10:15 AM|| Home Buying Made Simple – David Friedman from TD Bank
An overview of the steps to determine if you are ready to buy and how to successfully buy your first home.
|11:00 AM|| Understanding Mortgage Loans – Jerome Scarpello from Leo Mortgage & Mike Thompson from Envoy Mortgage
Workshop on qualifying for mortgages, new apps and how buyers can best determine which mortgage best suits their needs.
|11:45 AM|| Where’s the Money? Home Buyer Grant Programs – Kori Springer from Montgomery County Housing
& Community Development
Information on grant programs highlighting the Montgomery County First Time Homebuyers Program.
|12:15 PM|| Understanding Credit Scores: What You Really Need to Know – Nikki Holcroft from Genesis Housing Corporation
Myths and realities of credit scores and how potential homebuyers can improve thier credit.
|1:00 PM|| No Place Like Home – Buying Property – MLS, Short Sale, Tam Claim & Sheriff Sales – Carolyn Prante from
Coldwell Banker Preferred
Buying property for the first time buyer, experienced buyer or investor.
|1:30 PM|| Service Animals & Fair Housing Issues for Buyers, Tenants & Landlords – Vandelyn Waring from the Fair Housing Rights Center
Latest requirements for service animals and other important Fair Housing information. Learn what you need to know to meet the
new standards and avoid lawsuits. John Keane from Farmers Insurance will provide an upate on insurance issues for service animals.
|2:00 PM|| Follow the Yellow Brick Road – Final opportunity to get answers to your questions from industry experts on mortgages, realtors,
insurance and using apps for homebuying. Panel includes Dave Eglin from Firstrust Bank, John Keane from Farmers Insurance
and Carolyn Prante from Coldwell Banker.
|Workshops times and topics are subject to change|