Helping out the first-time home buyer

Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association will offer its annual seminar on March 19.

The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association is aiming to take away some of the stress of buying a home for the first time with their 19th annual Seminar for First-Time Home Buyers, taking place on March 19 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey.

“With interest rates still incredibly low and builders offering many new-home product choices, this is a great time for first-time buyers to consider taking that critical first step onto the property ladder,” says GVHBA CEO Bob de Wit. “Real estate continues to be a hot topic in Metro Vancouver, so seminar attendance is expected to be as many, or greater than, the 750 people who attended last year’s event. This is a one-stop information shop for first-time home buyers, so anyone considering buying a home should come to this free seminar.”

Among the speakers at this year’s seminar will be senior market analyst at the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. Robyn Adamache, Energy Solutions Manager for FortisBC Michael Liu and Dominion Macklem Mortgages President Bill Macklem, among many others.

Pre-registration is required and attendees are asked to bring a food item for the Surrey Food Bank. Call 778-565-4288 or register online at www.gvhba.org.