Buying a first home can be overwhelming. There are so many aspects that can make it an intimidating experience. With things like broker fees, mortgages, property taxes, and home inspections to worry about, it’s not easy to know how to begin. Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin, along with Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and Councilmen Bruce Blakeman, Anthony D’Esposito, Dennis Dunne, Sr., Thomas Muscarella and Chris Carini, are partnering with Town Clerk Kate Murray, and Receiver of Taxes Jeanine Driscoll to host seminars, which will help to simplify the home buying process for the public.
“Purchasing a first home is a goal many people strive for,” says Clavin. “It is a sign that people are becoming more settled in their lives, but it comes with a good deal of stress. These seminars will provide answers to common questions, offer valuable information, and hopefully save homebuyers money as they purchase their first residence.”
There are 9 seminars that remain through May 25th and all are free to attend. The programs are being presented by Christopher Hoelzer, Esq.
Call (516) 812-3611 or email HomeBuyerSeminar@tohmail.org to make a reservation. Masks must be worn and social distancing must be observed.
“Mortgage rates are still at near record lows, making this a good time to buy a home,” said Driscoll. “So many people want to move into the suburbs and The Town of Hempstead is a great place to live.”
The First-time Homebuyers seminars will explain and answer questions regarding mortgages, inspections, title insurance, contracts, tax payment information, and closings. Those in attendance will also obtain details on their eligibility for tax exemptions, tax information, tips on how to challenge home assessments, and information on local governments, including the town, county, and school districts. The seminars will help people avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes as they buy their first home.
“This is America’s largest township, we welcome all first-time homebuyers,” said Murray. “Attending one of these informative seminars is the first step to becoming a property-owning member of our wonderful township.”
The remaining seminars will be held on the following dates:
May 6th, 2 p.m., Levittown Hall (201 Levittown Pkwy, Hicksville)
May 8th (Saturday), 2 p.m., Merrick Golf Course Clubhouse (2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick)
May 10th, 7 p.m., Merrick Golf Course Clubhouse (2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick)
May 11th, 2 p.m., Echo Park Community Room (399 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead)
May 13th, 7 p.m., Echo Park Community Room (399 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead)
May 16th (Sunday)., 2 p.m., Lido Beach Town Park Administration Building (630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach)
May 18th, 7 p.m., Hempstead Town Hall Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion (1 Washington St., Hempstead)
May 20th, 2 p.m., Hempstead Town Hall, Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion (1 Washington St., Hempstead)
May 25th, 7 p.m., Lido Beach Town Park, Administration Building, (630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach)