2006-10-13 / Community

Margert Community Corp. To Host Home Fair

Margert Community Corporation today released its program for Home Fair 2006, a free, day-long event to be held in Far Rockaway on Saturday, October 28, for local families who dream of purchasing a home of their own, and for homeowners who want to protect their ownership investment. This year's Fair will also celebrate national Weatherization Day 2006.

The Home Fair will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary's School, 595 Beach 19 Street. Free parking is available. To pre-register for the Fair, or for more information, please call 718-471-3724, or contact Margert through its website at www.margert.com.

Stephanie Lawes, Margert's Housing Director, said, "This year's Home Fair will be our largest and best ever, with free workshops, free raffles and free expert advice for renters who want to purchase a home in Queens, and for homeowners who would like to learn about the best deals on mortgages, refinancing, home maintenance training and legal services. We will also offer valuable information on predatory lending, home energy efficiency measures and other money saving ideas."

The event will offer direct access for prospective homebuyers to federal, state and city grant programs. Experts will be on hand to guide income eligible families into grant programs that could make the economic difference between renting an apartment and buying a first home, and help to improve energy affordability.

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