Hackensack, N.J. -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that the 24th Annual Bergen County Home Ownership Fair will take place on Saturday, June 11th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Overpeck Park Amphitheater which is located at 199 Challenger Road in Ridgefield Park.
This annual event is sponsored and organized by the Bergen County Division of Community Development and admission is free. In the event of rain, the Fair will be held on Sunday, June 12th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“The Home Ownership Fair is finally back after a two-year hiatus,” said County Executive Tedesco. “The Fair is a one-stop source of information and resources for anyone looking to purchase a new home in Bergen County. It is an especially helpful event for first time homebuyers and low and moderate income families looking to learn the ins-and-outs of the home buying process and the services available to them.”
“Home ownership is so important to helping families build wealth, and create financial security,” said Commissioner Tom Sullivan . “The return of this Homeownership Fair is greatly welcomed news, and I encourage anyone considering purchasing a home to come to the Homeownership Fair and get free advice from experts in many different fields to help turn your dream into a reality.”
Exhibitors presenting at the Fair will include local realtors, banks, mortgage companies, credit counselors, home inspectors and other experts who will be ready to share advice and answer questions. Several workshops on home buying will also be available for interested Fair attendees with topics ranging from how to obtain a mortgage all the way through to the steps needed to maintain and improve a new home once purchased.
Representatives from the Bergen County Division of Community Development Homeownership Center will be on hand to inform residents about programs that provide down payment assistance and deferred payment loans for qualified first time homebuyers and deferred payment home improvement loans for qualified home owners.
In addition to the Bergen County Division of Community Development, the Fair is also sponsored by BCB Bank, Blue Foundry Bank, Bogota Savings Bank, Kearny Bank, Lakeland Bank, NVE Bank, Spencer Savings Bank, and TD Bank along with community support from Greater Bergen Community Action and the Fair Housing Council of Northern NJ.
For additional information about the Fair or to become an Exhibitor, please contact Jacqui Atkins, Director of the Bergen County Home Ownership Center, at 201-336-7206 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.