Community Savings Bank Hosts Homeownership Seminar

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Grazia Cortes, counselor with the Northwest Side Housing Center, spoke about obtaining credit, maintaining a healthy credit score and how to repair one’s credit.

Community Savings Bank hosted a free Home Mortgage seminar in Spanish on Saturday, May 12th from 9 a.m. to noon at the bank’s main office. The seminar was organized by Marisol Gaytan, community’s outreach officer. Speakers included: Grazia Cortes, Housing Counselor, Northwest Side Housing Center; Joseph Del Campo, local attorney; and Maria Ayala, Community loan officer.

The seminar included several topics: 1) Legal issues facing homeowners today was covered by Mr. Del Campo. Foreclosure short sales and buying a home, including a foreclosure property, was discussed; 2) Obtaining credit, maintaining a healthy credit score and repairing your credit was led by Ms. Cortes 3) Ms. Ayala spoke about loan modification, refinancing and how to complete a loan application. The seminar was very well attended.
It was followed by a question and answer session.

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