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The Perfect Event for Prospective Home Buyers

For many young professionals working in Santa Barbara, the thought of “settling down” involves moving away from our beautiful beach town to somewhere with more affordable housing. When Alexandra and Andy Hamill first met, they didn’t think they would be able to stay here either. “Starting a family in their one-bedroom apartment would not have been feasible,” Alexandra said. Despite grandparents and other family members who tied them to the area, moving out of the area seemed to be their only option.

That’s when Andy found out about one of Coastal Housing Partnership’s Home Buying Fairs through his employer, Toyon. Toyon is one of more than 60 local companies that provides housing savings and benefits to its employees through an annual paid membership with Coastal Housing Partnership. These benefits include free home buying education as well as savings when buying a home, refinancing a mortgage, or renting an apartment.

“The Home Buying Fair was really helpful and encouraging, and that’s when we started reading more about Coastal Housing and crunching numbers,” Alex said. Once the couple realized home ownership in Santa Barbara might be possible for them, they started exploring their options and looking into buying a condo.

Alex and Andy started working with the Kevin Hall real estate team and lender Terre Lapman, both of whom are part of the Coastal Housing network. After saving up their own money and receiving a family loan for part of their down payment, Alex and Andy found their condo a few years ago.

Coastal Housing real estate agents and lenders provide savings to home buyers in the form of credits toward closing costs in the home buying process. “We wound up with no closing costs. That was huge,” Alex said. “We’re thankful that Toyon is part of Coastal Housing. It helped us stay in Santa Barbara!” The Hamills worked with Coastal Housing partners once again when they recently bought a larger house after having two kids.

Many people are daunted by the competitive real estate market in the area, and assume that home ownership is not a possibility for them. Coastal Housing Partnership’s free education programs aim to making the home buying process simpler to understand and more accessible for a wide range of prospective home buyers.

This spring, Coastal Housing Partnership will host its 8th Annual Home Buying Fair on April 30th from 5pm-8pm at the Pierpont Inn in Ventura. Providing a no-pressure environment to chat with real estate agents, lenders, and other real estate professionals, this event is perfect for prospective home buyers who want to get their questions answered or shop for members of their home buying team. Come network, hear professional panels about the home buying process and the real estate market, and eat tacos at the Home Buying Fair!

For more information and to RSVP, visit homebuyingfairs.org or call the Coastal Housing Partnership office at (805) 969-1025.

“It is expensive but there are tools out there to help!” Alex said. “Don’t be resigned to the fact that you need to move away. Look into ways you can stay here.”

Announcing dates for our 2019 Home Buying Fairs

This year marks the 8th year of Coastal Housing Partnership Home Buying Fairs! These events are the best place to get on your path to home ownership, or to get your questions answered if you’re already on your way to buying a home! Join us.

Attendees can network with dozens of local lenders, real estate agents, residential construction companies, and moving companies. Our Home Buying Fairs also feature 3 educational panels of real estate professionals that cover different home buying topics. And of course, we’ll have tacos. 🙂 Save the date:

Tuesday, April 30th, 5-8pm, Pierpont Inn, Ventura

Wednesday, September 25th, 5-8pm, Deckers Rotunda, Goleta

Make sure to share this valuable event with anyone you know who has home ownership in their future! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Coastal Housing Partnership and The Home Buying Fair

Coastal Housing Partnership (CHP) is a full service housing benefit that allows employers to offer buying, refinance & rental benefits to its employees. Watch our video to learn more about us and hear from some of our Employer Members.

Since 1987, Coastal Housing Partnership has helped more than 10,000 employees purchase homes. Over 11,000 employees have attended Coastal Housing Partnership Home Buying Seminars. Our Home Buying Fair brings the tools, resources & information to be a competitive home buyer all under one roof.

The 5th Annual Home Buying Fair is Saturday, May 14, 2016,
from 10am – 3pm at the Ventura Beach Marriott.

To learn more, visit http://www.coastalhousing.org/.

Home Buyers Can’t Afford to Miss Home Buying Fair

If you are a first time home buyer, a move-up buyer, getting back into the market or just thinking about buying a home, Coastal Housing Partnership‘s 4th Annual Home Buying Fair is an event you can’t afford to miss!

Coastal Housing Partnership’s 4th Annual Home Buying Fair is Saturday May 9th from 10am to 3pm at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara.

The Home Buying Fair is a one-stop shop for potential home buyers to access valuable tools, resources and information on how to navigate the home buying process in today’s real estate market and get on the path to home ownership.

Admission is free for members / $5.00 for adults.

Visit www.CoastalHousing.org/Home-Buying-Fair/ for more information.