Thursday, March 15, 2012

Financial Literacy Series: Homebuyer Program

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host a three-part homebuyer’s program to promote awareness of Financial Literacy Month.

The Home Buyer Program, presented by Money Management International and the PNC Foundation, will cover the steps to be taken in the home purchase process. It will discuss such topics as budgeting and credit usage, how to obtain a mortgage, shopping for a home, the appraisal and inspection process, the mortgage closing and life as a homeowner.

Each participant will receive a workbook for the sessions.

A person must register and satisfactorily complete all three sessions to receive a HUD certificate that certifies the recipient had received six hours of home-buyer training conducted by a certified HUD specialist.

The programs will be held at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library Thursday April 5 at 7 p.m.; Friday April 27 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday May 3 at 7 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register in-person, by telephone (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514 or online at .

Money Management International (MMI) is the largest nonprofit, full-service credit counseling agency in the United States. MMI is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and The Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA.) PNC Foundation partners with community based nonprofit organizations to enhance educational opportunities for children and to promote the growth of communities.

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