The upcoming COACH Day offers community members an opportunity to connect with local professionals and to learn about resources that can help them achieve the goal of home ownership. Participating organizations at the April 18, event will include the Mid-Shore Board of Realtors represented here by Debbie Wilkens, left, and Dormaim Green.
CAMBRIDGE – COACH Day, on April 18, will help to dispel the myths hindering many from attempting to purchase a home. The Community Outreach for Attainable Cambridge Housing (COACH) Day will bring together those interested in owning a home with local, state and federal resources.
This event is free and open to the public; prize drawings will be offered and light refreshments will be available. Employers are encouraged to publicize this resource fair with their associates.
Individuals with limited savings, credit issues, and previous rental issues, can possibly secure financing with the guidance of trained financial and real estate professionals. These experts are joining forces on COACH Day to help empower citizens and assist in the navigation of the home buying process.
Agencies such as the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will participate along with local lending institutions, brokers and real estate agents to initiate working relationships with anyone who wants to buy a home.
The April 18 COACH Day Workshop, which starts at 9:30 a.m. in Room 101 at Chesapeake College’s Cambridge Center located at 416-418 Race St. in downtown Cambridge, is useful for individuals considering purchasing a home or who simply want to learn more. Time is allotted for one-on-one consultations with the professionals, an invaluable opportunity to prepare to become a successful homeowner.
The COACH Day event offers three workshop sessions. The first one offers an overview of the home buying process. The next can provide guidance on different affordable mortgage financing options. This panel discussion will focus on the qualifications for these programs.
Finally, at noon, the closing presentation will address debt and credit issues that prospective buyers may need to address in order to secure financing.
Representatives from DHCD, Delmarva Community Services, Habitat for Humanity Choptank, National Bank of Cambridge, Oyster Mortgage Company, Provident State Bank, Talbot Bank and USDA are among the resources that will be available to discuss various mortgage options, with some offering to pre-qualify serious candidates. Real estate agents from the Mid-Shore Board of Realtors will provide information and photos of houses available for sale in the area.
The fourth of its kind, COACH Day is a collaborative effort initiated by the City of Cambridge through its Maple Street Program with participating partners Delmarva Community Services, Habitat for Humanity Choptank, and Cambridge Rental, LLC. For more information visit www.choosecambridge.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Cambridge Economic Development at 410-221-6074.