The Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce, the Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors, and Goodwin Hammond PLLC announced today a free homebuyer’s education course on March 12 open to the public. The course will be taught by David Hammond, attorney with Goodwin Hammond PLLC in Lewisburg, who has more than 30 years’ experience assisting individuals with legal aspects of purchasing a home. Jill Allman, President of the Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors, will also serve as a presenter.
“I am excited for the opportunity to help new homebuyers navigate the unfamiliar waters of buying a new home and closing a new mortgage loan. A home is the biggest investment most people ever make, yet many people are unprepared for the issues they will face with purchase contracts, mortgage applications, taxes, and estate planning,” Hammond said.
In discussing the importance of the education course, Allman said, “Consumers who set out to buy a new home may think the process is as easy as the reality shows they watch. But those shows do not reflect what can and sometimes does happen to buyers who do not do their homework. The Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors is committed to educating consumers about what to expect and how to proceed through the homebuying process.”
Ashley Vickers, Executive Director of the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce, remarked, “The Greater Greenbrier Valley area has a well-deserved reputation as a wonderful place to live and work. Our local businesses benefit greatly from an active real estate market, and the market benefits from having consumers who know about the process. We are excited to sponsor this program.”
The free, 2-hour program will be held in the education wing of Greenbrier Valley Theatre located at 824 Jefferson Street South in downtown Lewisburg (next to Blackwell’s and across from City National Bank). The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. To register to attend the program, call Goodwin Hammond PLLC at (304) 520-3200 during business hours.