McClinton to host workshop for first-time homebuyers June 2

PHILADELPHIA, May 12 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware, will host a seminar for first-time homebuyers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 2 at the Paschalville Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 6942 Woodland Ave.


Those looking to buy their first home will learn about hunting for the right home, purchasing the home and acquiring a mortgage and the need for homeowners insurance.


"Buying a home is an exciting but possibly overwhelming process," McClinton said. "Doing it right can ensure that the homeowner gets the best mortgage rate, has appropriate legal protection and is treated fairly in the entire process. Getting the best deal up front can help reduce the risk of later foreclosure."


In addition to the home purchasing information, attendees will also learn about other important financial information, such as building or rebuilding a solid credit rating, savings and other ways to increase or protect your finances.


The event is free and open to the public.


For more information, contact McClinton's office staff at (215) 748-6712.