Ventura Home Buying Fair Prepares Local Employees for Local Home Ownership

From left, Tracee Marshall, Synergy One Lending, Home Buying Fair Welcome Home Sponsor; Colleen Craig, Synergy One Lending, Welcome Home Sponsor; Angela Sanchez, Montecito Bank & Trust, Key Sponsor; Kelly Marsh, Cornerstone Home Lending, Welcome Home Sponsor; Corby Gage, Coastal Housing Partnership; Peggy Sue Tierney, RE/MAX Gold Coast Realtors, Welcome Home Sponsor.

Local employees left the October 28th Coastal Housing Partnership Home Buying Fair with a new confidence in their potential to become home owners. They gained vital knowledge about the local real-estate market and home buying process. Real estate and lending experts were available to answer questions, in addition to the popular home buying education sessions scheduled throughout the day.

Held at the Ventura Beach Marriott, the event was Coastal Housing Partnership’s third Home Buying Fair of 2017 – the local nonprofit’s 30th anniversary year. The family-friendly fair was open to anyone in the community interested in learning more about the home buying process, including first-time buyers, move-up buyers and even those just thinking about buying a home.

“We were thrilled with the success of each of this year’s Home Buying Fairs,” said Coastal Housing Partnership executive director Corby Gage. “For 30 years, our goal has been to make the dream of homeownership a reality for local workers. Seeing their faces as they realize that owning a home is more of a possibility than they thought is the reward. Whether they are on a fast track or still in the planning stages, attendees leave the fair with the tools, information and resources to start on their path to homeownership, and that’s something we are very proud of.”

The Ventura Home Buying Fair was presented by Key Sponsor Montecito Bank & Trust. Welcome Home Sponsors included The Kelly Marsh Team at Cornerstone Home Lending, Synergy One Lending and Peggy Sue Tierney at RE/MAX Gold Coast Realtors.

Coastal Housing Partnership serves its member employers with home buying education and cost savings for employees – made possible through a network of over 200 network service partners including real estate agents, lenders, home inspection companies, landlords, developers and moving services. With 60 current member employers operating in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, over 45,000 employees are eligible for the housing benefits offered. To date, Coastal Housing has helped over 10,000 local employees become homeowners.

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About Coastal Housing Partnership

Overcoming obstacles to home ownership is central to the mission of Coastal Housing Partnership. Helping local employees on their path to homeownership helps not only the employee, but their employer as well.

Partnering with local employers, Coastal Housing Partnership helps them 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 services, which include home buying education and financial assistance programs. 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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