Home-buying steps: A guideline for buying a home. Among topics is a description of the Ventura and Los Angeles Fresh Rate Grant, making home ownership affordable to first-time home buyers; silent second loans and the Mortgage Credit Certificate program.
Location: Simi Valley City Hall offices at 2929 Tapo Canyon Road.
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Information: (805) 657-9049; presented by Area Housing Authority of Ventura and Los Angeles counties and Pacific Partners Mortgage Corp.
Community safety: Regular meeting of the Community Assns. Institute, Orange County chapter. Program topic is "Safety Issues."
Location: Irvine Marriott Hotel, 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine.
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Cost: $35, members; $45, nonmembers
Information: (949) 380-7360
First-time buyers: A lecture outlining steps in buying a home, credit and scoring, tax benefits and loan parameters.
Location: 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena
Time: 9:15 a.m. to noon
Information: American Financial, (626) 395-9620; reservations required.
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