Panama City, FL –
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – Buying a first-time home can be extremely difficult and overwhelming, but Bay County and the University of Florida extension office want to help buyers navigate this maze.
They are offering a class on Wednesday January 19 to teach people everything they need to know before or during the home buying process.
The course is open to anyone, but it is mandatory for those who wish to obtain assistance with purchasing the SHIP program.
As of September, the SHIP program has offered qualified residents of Bay County purchase assistance of $ 50,000. Officials said its popularity is only growing.
“We’re in this incredible situation where we have a lot of funding, but it’s demand first and first qualified will be first served,” said Tammy Harris, Bay County Housing Program Manager.
Harris said that even though there is a lot of funding, people shouldn’t wait to apply.
“Word has already passed and people are applying and this funding could be spent very quickly, so we encourage people not to wait,” Harris said.
Bay County family and consumer agent Melanie Taylor said the course will teach people everything they need to know to buy a home.
“How to apply for their loans, how to get a loan, find the house, how to take care of the house, how to save money, how to spend properly when you own a house, and basically the benefits of home ownership,” Taylor said. .
She said it also teaches you what to do before you start the process.
“We go through every step of the way, down to how to contact your lender, how to work with a real estate agent, how to work on the plumbing once you get into the house, so there are so many different steps,” Taylor said. “But we start with the very first step of how to save that money, make sure you’re on a budget and ready for it, and then we move in and cover all of those aspects throughout the day and they they go back to their place. with their information at the end.
The class will be held at the Bay County Extension Office on 14th Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those wishing to attend the course must register in advance due to limited space at the extension desk.
To register for the course, call the Bay County Extension office at 850-784-6105.
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