Coastal Housing Partnership’s First After-work Home Buying Fair a Success


Presenting Sponsor JoAnn Pomatto-Gomez, Pacific Coast Realty, helps attendees on their paths to home ownership at the Coastal Housing Partnership Sept. 19 Home Buying Fair (Coastal Housing Partnership photo)

More than 200 local workers were on their path to home ownership at Coastal Housing Partnership’s Goleta Home Buying Fair Sept. 19, where they discovered a roadmap to the home buying process and today’s local real estate market.

Held at the Deckers Rotunda, this after-work event drew potential first-time and move-up home buyers, as well as others who were interested in finding out more about the home buying process. Attendees met with local lenders, real estate agents, residential developers, credit & financial service firms and other housing-related professionals to get their questions answered in this no-pressure setting.    

“We were excited to see so many local workers discover they can become home owners in the area,” said Coastal Housing Partnership executive director Corby Gage. “Keeping our workers local is vital for the health of our economy and our community. We are here to help make the home buying journey possible.”

The fair also included seminars featuring real estate experts in panel sessions, which highlighted key aspects of home buying, the loan process, improving credit and local market conditions. Workers were also able to enter a drawing for a variety of prizes. 

For those unable to attend, Coastal Housing Partnership will also hold a fall Home Buying Fair on Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m.-3 the Ventura Beach Marriott. This will be the final Home Buying Fair Coastal Housing Partnership will host in 2017 as part of its 30th anniversary year. RSVP at

The September Home Buying Fair was presented by JoAnn Pomatto-Gomez of Pacific Coast Realty. Additional sponsors include Cornerstone Home Lending, Montecito Bank & Trust, The Towbes Group, Cottage Health and UCSB.

“We applaud our Member Employers who see the powerful return on investment from offering a housing benefit to their employees, and to our 200+ Network Service Partners in the real estate field who make those benefits possible,” said Gage. 

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About Coastal Housing Partnership

As a partner with local employers, Coastal Housing Partnership helps employers meet the challenge of attracting and retaining employees in a region with some of the highest housing prices in the nation. Since 1987, Coastal Housing Partnership has helped over 10,000 local employees become homeowners through their education programs and benefits, which are provided through a network of local real estate partners. More than 12,000 tri-county residents have attended Coastal Housing Partnership’s home buying seminars. Membership in Coastal Housing Partnership is open to any employer in Santa Barbara County or Ventura County.

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