TJC to host free seminar for first-time homebuyers

TJC will offer a free seminar for first-time homebuyers from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Southside Bank Room of the Robert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center.

TJC Professor Charles Cowell will help attendees understand the steps a homebuyer goes through including financing, shopping for, negotiating and closing on a home.
 
The seminar also includes information buyers should know after they become homeowners, such as principal and interest, taxes, insurance, repairs and utilities. Cowell, a TJC professor in business management and computer information systems, is also coordinator of the college’s real estate management program.
 
“Purchasing a home is the largest investment most people will make, and we want to equip potential buyers with the information they need to have the greatest experience both before and after the sale is completed,” Cowell said. 

Although there is no cost for the seminar, registration is required due to limited seating. To register, call 903-216-7000 or email ccow@tjc.edu. Please include name, number attending, phone number and email address for each attendee.
 
About TJC:  Established in 1926, Tyler Junior College is one of the largest community colleges in Texas, with nearly 12,000 students enrolled per semester. TJC provides an affordable quality education, a vibrant student life and opportunities for community service. TJC offers more than 120 degree and certificate programs which enable students to transfer to a four-year institution or gain the skills they need to go directly into the workforce. The college is the first and only Texas community college to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. TJC features a 137-acre campus, rigorous academics, 54 national championships in athletics, stellar fine and performing arts programs; modern residential facilities, and organizations and clubs that reflect student diversity. TJC was named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.
 
 

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