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Homeownership help at free event

The dream of owning a home may seem, for some, to be only that — a dream. Many are left wondering which keys will open the door to realizing the goal of buying their own house.

In particular, those who are entering the housing market for the first time are often filled with questions: Am I ready for homeownership? How do I know if an FHA loan is right for me? How can terms like "Fair Housing" and "Equal Opportunity" help me buy a house?

This weekend, the answers to those questions and more may be found at the 3rd Annual "Dare to Own the Dream, Beat the Odds…Homeownership Fair."

Hosted by the HUD Approved Housing Counseling Department of Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, sponsors include American Bank, IBC Mortgage, Mortgage Financial Services and the City of Corpus Christi. The free event will offer potential buyers a unique opportunity to visit with lenders, realtors and insurance, title and appraisal companies, as well as leaders from the City of Corpus Christi Housing and Community Development Program.

The Homeownership Fair is free to everyone and will take place on Saturday, April 14th at Catholic Charities (615 Oliver Ct.) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

There will be door prizes awarded throughout the day, including flat screen televisions, microwave ovens and other home items.

For additional information, contact the Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi Housing Counseling Department at (361) 884-0651 ext. 245. You may also email ddean@diocesecc.org or alazo@diocesecc.org.

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