ALTON - A home-buying seminar led by presenter Kalia Harris, a local Realtor, and Andrew Calloway, a senior loan officer, the guest speaker. The Alton Branch of the NAACP is the sponsor of the event.

The informative Home Buying Seminar is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at LeMays Catering at 909 Broadway in Alton.

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Kalia Harris is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty. Andrew Calloway of Nexa Mortgage will cover the loan aspects of buying a home.

Harris said: "Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions someone makes in their lifetime. My goal is to make this the easiest decision you ever make. We are helping to educate people to achieve their goals as homeowners."

There will also be food and drinks for those who attend.

Harris is originally from Alton and lives in the city and hopes people who know her will also try to attend on Thursday.

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Leon Smallwood-Bey, president of the Alton Branch of the NAACP, an event sponsor, said organizers of the event want to make it as easy as possible for area residents to be able to take the next step to purchase homes. "Our goal is to encourage more home buyers and show them how to do so with their credit and how to improve their credit," Smallwood-Bey said. "We want to show almost everyone can be able to purchase a home."

Andrew CallowayOn Thursday night, Calloway of Nexa Mortgage will be part of assisting people who are tired of renting to identify paths toward a faster, easier and cheaper mortgage.

“The seminar will touch on ways to pay yourself instead of your landlord,” he said. "We just want to help educate people on different types of loan programs and what to do to prepare to purchase a home.

"We just want to help educate people about conventional, FHA and VA loans and grant programs for first-time home buyers. We will provide a general overview to help people create a plan and hopefully get people pre-approved to buy."

Leon Smallwood-Bey

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