June is National Homeownership month

Is buying a home in your future, but you don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re considering moving into a house that needs home improvements. Or you’re looking for tips on maintaining your current home. Whatever the case may be, we’ve got you covered. Check out the resources below and consider signing up for a class today.

HomeStreet Bank. In partnership with King County, HomeStreet Bank offers employees the Hometown Home Loan Program and other resources. This employer-assisted housing program offers a wide selection of home loan options, whether you are buying your first home, refinancing, or remodeling.

In June, HomeStreet Bank is offering a seminar on Seasonal Home Maintenance. This class helps both homeowners and renters to prepare for seasonal maintenance.

Date: Thurs., June 14
Location: King Street Center, Room Cloaca Maxima, Fifth Floor, Conference 5B
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Register for this class or call the HomeStreet Hotline at 206-628-0207.

My Secure Advantage. Through King County’s partnership with My Secure Advantage, employees can attend the I Want to Buy a House webinar to learn about down payment requirements, finding a good realtor, credit requirements and the importance of shopping for the best mortgage terms. This is a great option for those who can’t attend an in-person homebuyer workshop. If you’re unable to attend the webinar, register anyway to receive the presentation materials.

Date: Tues., June 12
Location: online webinar
Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. or 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Select the time that works best for you

HomeSight provides opportunities for homeownership through mortgage lending and purchase assistance, developing real estate with an emphasis on affordability, and strengthening neighborhoods through community-driven projects. HomeSight offers homebuyer education classes on weekends in Everett, Seattle and Tacoma.
Learn about upcoming online and in-person education sessions.

Neighborhood Lift provides eligible homebuyers (not limited to first-time buyers) with matching funds up to $20,000 in down payment assistance on qualified properties in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. Learn more about Neighborhood Lift.

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) offers programs such as House Key and Home Advantage to help buyers overcome the hurdle of saving for a down payment. Through local partnerships, WSHFC offers homebuyer education seminars on weekday evenings and weekends in multiple cities in the Puget Sound region.

Learn more about their programs or check out the upcoming online and in-person workshops.

King County Disclaimer: King County does not guarantee the financial stability, proper licensure and professional certifications, and/or fair business practices of a business or organization and does not warrant or assume any responsibility related to the performance of the service/products provided. The resources listed do not in constitute the County’s endorsement of any organization, the beliefs of the organization or group, nor does it provide an expression of any opinion regarding the recommendation, retention, election or defect of any issue.

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