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Are you ready to purchase a home? If so, consider participating in the First-Time Homebuyer Program. The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension offers pre-purchase homebuyer workshops that meet the education requirement for those participating in the program.

Extension Agent Lisa Hamilton, a HUD-certified housing counselor and accredited financial counselor, will instruct the virtual classes on Microsoft Teams.

English-language classes will be conducted:

· 5 to 9 p.m. May 5 and 12

· 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 and 13

· 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 3 and 10

· 5 to 9 p.m. July 15 and 22

Spanish-language classes will be conducted:

· 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 and 21

· 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 and 26

· 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 and 30

The classes consist of eight hours of education. Participants will receive a certificate of completion that will enable them to apply for a federal down payment and closing cost assistance program available through Volusia County, Seminole County and the City of Deltona.

The cost is $10 per household. Scholarships are available upon request.

Advance registration is required. Visit https://homebuyered.eventbrite.com, or contact Patricia Caradonna at 386-822-5778 or pcaradonna@volusia.org.

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— Compiled by Business Editor Joe Crews


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