County, FirstBank host Spanish homebuying class |

County, FirstBank host Spanish homebuying class

Daily Staff Report

EAGLE COUNTY – The Eagle County Housing Department, with support from FirstBank, will host a homebuyer education class on Sunday, Feb.13 at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, Room 204, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The entire class, which is free, and all class materials will be presented in Spanish.Topics covered will include establishing and maintaining good credit, the real estate process, the loan approval process and mortgage assistance programs available in the county.A Spanish speaking loan officer from FirstBank will be available to answer questions regarding mortgage loans. “The obstacles to homeownership for minority and immigrant families are numerous,” says Kevin Armitage, vice president of FirstBank of Eagle. “Lack of information, confusion or even fear about the home buying process contributes to the gap.”Spanish homebuyer education classes will occur regularly.To register for the class, call Karina Houghton at the Eagle County Housing Department at 328-8771.Vail, Colorado

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