HACKENSACK, NJ – The Bergen County Division of Community Development will once again host its home ownership fair, an annual event that gives home seekers an opportunity to learn everything they need to know about buying a house.

The fair will be held June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton Hotel, 650 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights.

Now in its 23rdyear, County Executive James Tedesco said the free event is “a one stop source of information and resources for anyone looking to purchase a new home in Bergen County.”

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“It is an especially helpful event for first time homebuyers and low and moderate income families looking to learn the ins-and-outs of the home buying process and the services available to them,” Tedesco said.

A variety of workshops have been scheduled, including:

  • The ABCs of Home Ownership/The American Dream First Time Homebuyer Program
  • How to Work With A Realtor (offered in English and Spanish)
  • The ABCs of Closing On Your New Home (offered in English and Spanish)
  • Getting Financially Fit For Homeownership
  • Home Inspection
  • Fair Housing Issues

The fair will also include nearly 50 exhibitors, including realtors, banks, mortgage companies, credit counselors, home inspectors and other experts to field questions ranging from how to obtain a mortgage to maintaining a new home to renovating a home after it has been purchased.

Representatives from the Bergen County Division of Community Development Homeownership Center will be on hand to familiarize attendees with their programs that provide down payment assistance and deferred payment loans for qualified first time homebuyers and deferred payment home improvement loans for qualified homeowners, according to the county.

For further information, contact Jacqui Atkins, Director of the Bergen County Home Ownership Center, 201-336-7206 or americandream@co.bergen.nj.us 

For vendor information to exhibit at the fair, contact Chloe Drakes at 201-336-7205 or cdrakes@co.bergen.nj.us