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Coastal Housing Partnership’s 30th Anniversary Home Buying Fair Series a Success!

The Home Buying Fairs are designed to give attendees the opportunity to find out more about the home buying process, the real estate market and to meet real estate professionals in an efficient, no-pressure environment. Hundreds of potential home buyers attended the three fairs held in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Ventura.

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Attendees received valuable information from real estate professionals as exhibitors and in the education sessions offered throughout the fairs.

Dozens of exhibitor booths provided attendees the opportunity to easily and informally interview potential partners of their home buying team, including real estate agents, lenders, residential developers, escrow companies, and credit & financial service professionals. Education sessions were offered to help attendees understand the home buying process, regardless of where they are in the home buying process – whether working to build better credit, trying to purchase a home with less than a 20% down payment, or learning how to negotiate the real estate transaction.

For nearly 30 years, local nonprofit Coastal Housing Partnership has been helping employees of local companies realize their dreams of home ownership through home buying education programs and benefits provided through a network of local real estate partners.

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The Home Buying Fairs are designed to give attendees the opportunity to find out more about the home buying process, the real estate market and to meet real estate professionals in an efficient, no-pressure environment.

Coastal Housing Partnership’s 6th Annual Home Buying Fair

Coastal Housing Partnership’s sixth annual Home Buying Fair offers potential home buyers a wealth of information and resources on their path to home ownership. Whether you are a first time home buyer, a move-up buyer or just thinking about buying a home, this fair is for you.  It is designed to give attendees the tools to help navigate the home buying process and today’s real estate market.

The Coastal Housing Partnership’s Home Buying Fair offers potential home buyers an efficient, no-pressure environment to get all of their home buying questions answered in one place:

  • Learn how to navigate the home buying process and today’s real estate market
  • Get the tools, information and resources to help save money and make informed decisions
  • Meet with local home buying experts: real estate agents, lenders, and residential builders
  • Attend free education panels on key aspects of home buying, the loan process and local market conditions

Whether you can come for 30 minutes or several hours, you will walk away with important tools to help you be more prepared on your path to home ownership.


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

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Hours: 10 am – 3 pm
Location: Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 East Harbor Blvd
Admission: Free for employees of Coastal Housing Partnership Member Employers and their guests
Parking: Free

For more information and to register, go to www.coastalhousing.org or www.homebuyingfair.org

 

Ventura Home Buying Fair – May 14th, 2016

Coastal Housing Fair VenturaThe 5th Annual Home Buying Fair will be on Saturday, May 14th, 2016, at the Ventura Beach Marriott from 10am – 3pm.

We’ve been helping local Santa Barbara and Ventura families become home owners for nearly 30 years. This annual fair will be packed with home buying information – perfect for anyone thinking about purchasing a home.

We encourage attendees to come ready with questions as they will be able to speak directly with local real estate experts and potential members of the home buying team including local real estate agents, lenders, residential developers, and financial advisors.

The fair will offer mini-seminars on topics such as local real estate market conditions, steps of the home-buying process, low down payment loans, improving your credit score, and more.

The fair is open to the public. Admission is free for employees of Coastal Housing Partnership Member Employers or $5 per adult.

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For more information about 2016 Home Buying Fair, we invite you to read the press release.

You Can’t Afford to Miss The Home Buying Fair!

Learning to navigate the home buying process can be daunting if you don’t have the right tools and resources. If you are looking or wanting to buy a home in Santa Barbara or Ventura County or other neighboring communities, then you can’t afford to miss Coastal Housing Partnership‘s 4th Annual Home Buying Fair Saturday, May 9th at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara.

-Learn how to navigate the home buying process and today’s real estate market
-Get information and resources to help you save money and make good decisions
-Meet with local home buying experts: local real estate agents, lenders, credit and financial advisors, and residential builders
-Attend free educational sessions on key aspects of the home buying process and local market conditions (there will be a session in Spanish as well)
-Leave with great information

The Fair is free for employees of Coastal Housing Partnership members and children under 18; $5 for adults.

2014 Coastal Housing Partnership Home Buying Fair

Want to learn how to navigate the home buying process in today’s real estate market? Join us for Coastal Housing Partnership’s 3rd Annual Home Buying Fair, which will be Saturday March 1st  from 10am to 3pm at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara. The event will feature free how-to seminars given by local experts to give you the tools you need to guide you in your home buying process. Save the date and we look forward to seeing you there!

Our commercial that aired on KEYT this week is below!

Winter 2014 Guide to Mortgage Rates

Kelly Marsh, Branch Manager at Broadview Mortgage Santa Barbara shared an article with us from the CMPS Institute that focuses on 2014 mortgage rates and shares possible upcoming trends. Here are some of the key insights to help you as you navigate the home buying process:

The Fed to slow or stop their purchase of mortgage bonds as the economy improves

Photo via the Federal Reserve

Photo via the Federal Reserve

After the financial crisis happened in 2008, the Fed became the largest buyer of mortgage bonds. However, they stated in recent months that they were going to slow down or stop purchasing mortgage bonds as the economy improved. This caused mortgage rates to rise this past summer.

Mortgage interest rates might increase as the economy improves.

Not only is there a possibility that interest rates will increase, but there’s also a possibility that it might happen faster than expected. And as the economy improves, bond investors might be more likely to purchase stocks instead of bonds and be concerned with inflation.

Jobs, inflation and GDP can impact mortgage rates in the next couple of months.

Bond investors and the Fed watch the job, GDP, and inflation reports to see if they should buy, sell or hold mortgage bonds. All of this might impact mortgage rates in the upcoming months.

You can read the full Winter 2014 Guide to Mortgage Rates for the complete details.

broadview_mortgage_santa_barbaraBroadview Mortgage is the Key Sponsor and will be one of the Exhibitors at our Home Buying Fair on March 1st from 10am-3pm at Earl Warren Showgrounds.