First time home buyers invited to free seminar in Surrey

Experts weigh in on the options and key issues when it comes to buying your first home at a free seminar.

Buy new or invest in a pre-owned home? Ask the experts at the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association's upcoming seminar for first-time home buyers.

UPDATE: Thinking of buying your first home? You’re not the only one.

An overflow crowd of at least 550 have already signed up for tonight’s free seminar for first-time home buyers, presented by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey.

Speakers include senior market analyst Robyn Admache from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Wendy Acheson, vice president of the Homeowner Protection Office, and others, including representatives from the banking, real estate and legal sectors.

“Our experts will help first-time buyers investigate all available options and key issues before they take that critical first step onto the property ladder,” GVHBA president and CEO Peter Simpson said.

Real estate continues to be a hot topic in the region, he said, adding attendance is expected to reach 750 or more.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The seminar runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pre-registration (required) at www.gvhba.org or call 778-565-4288 during office hours.

Hotel parking is also free.

Attendees are asked to bring a food item for the Surrey Food Bank.