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Realtors, Home Federal plan seminar on home buying

COLLINSVILLE –  Home Federal Savings & Loan is teaming up with the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors on a free seminar Oct. 2 to educate people on selling and buying a home.

The event is open to the public as a community service and will include presentations from local industry experts on essential topics including:

– Staging a home to sell
– Considerations and budgeting for purchases
– Appraisals
– Inspections
– Choosing a realty agent
– Relocation assistance
– Mortgage loans, credit scores and what to know before applying for a loan
– Overview of the local real estate market

The seminar will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Home Federal’s headquarters, 100 E. Clay St. in Uptown Collinsville. Hot dogs, snacks and soft drinks will be served. Reservations are encouraged but not required, and can be made by calling (618) 345-1121.

“Our goal is to help educate potential buyers and sellers in our community on ways to make their future buying or selling experience more successful and expedient,” said Ron Shambaugh, president of Home Federal Savings & Loan. “Knowing the right questions to ask before buying or selling a home is extremely important.”

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