Help for homebuyers

The Office of Community Housing offers more than incentives to buy in University City. OCH brown-bag seminars help you learn what you need to know when shopping for a new home or a mortgage, no matter where you plan to move.

Each of the seminars below will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m.; bring your lunch. To register, visit on the Web. For more information, call Bernadette Ramsey, outreach coordinator, at 215-573-9725.

OBTAINING A MORTGAGE: What are my financing options? How and when do I apply? How long does the process take? Get answers to these and many other questions. Thursday, Feb. 3 in Room 720, Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut St.

HOME INSPECTION: Are you getting what you paid for? What are the inspector’s responsibilities? These and many other questions will be answered. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Room 720, Franklin Building.

CREDIT COUNSELING AND REPAIR: How to repair damaged credit; common myths about credit; what banks consider in making loans. Thursday, Feb. 10 in Room 720, Franklin Building.

Originally published on February 3, 2000