Come join me at the free workshop for first time homebuyers.

Senator Joel Anderson and San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) have partnered to host another free workshop for first-time home buyers. “Achieving the Dream of Homeownership” will be presented at SDAR’s Kearny Mesa Service Center next Saturday (Oct. 20) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

A panel of experts will be assembled including agents, brokers, and lenders to answer questions about purchasing a home. The clinic is free, but registration is required to attend.

“The San Diego Association of REALTORS® workshop will give first-time homebuyers the critical information they need for what may be the biggest investment of their lives,” said Sen. Anderson, who is involved in these workshops because he believes strongly in home ownership as well as the value in investing now.

Topics covered will include educational resources to help buyers become purchase-ready, how to choose a realtor, available tax credits, and short sale information. Additional topics covered at this workshop will include:

• Special down payment assistance programs for first-time home buyers

• Home buyer programs in cities throughout San Diego County

• Special loan products and grants for first-time home buyers

• Renovation loans for your existing home

• Legislative update with Q & A opportunity

According to SDAR, this is critical information needed for what may be the biggest investment of one’s life. The panel of experts will discuss how to achieve the dream of homeownership and answer questions about purchasing your first home.

SDAR’s Kearny Mesa Service Center is located at 4845 Ronson Ct. Check in for registrants begins at 9 a.m.

For more information and to register, call (858) 715-8066; or, visit