Home buyers get free purchasing tips - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Home buyers get free purchasing tips

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) – The housing market isn't getting better as quick as most would like, but many south Georgians are still working to buy their first home.

Thursday in Sylvester, a couple of dozen people attended a workshop to help them navigate the home buying process.

Organizers say despite the bad news about the housing market, there are good opportunities for many to buy.

"Some people say what's hamburger to you is steak to someone else so the economy is bad for some like those having difficulty and are in foreclosure, but it's opportunity for others who are prepared to deal with the housing market and have good credit," said Barbara Reddick, Southwest Ga. Regional Commission.

The Southwest Georgia Regional Commission and Albany Community and Economic Development sponsored the free workshop.

Another one is scheduled for March.

To register, call Anna Johnson at (229) 522-3552. You may also e-mail her at ajohnson@swgrc.org.

Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Bainbridge resident walks dog in shorts and isn't worried about Alberto

    Bainbridge resident walks dog in shorts and isn't worried about Alberto

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:51:53 GMT
    Joe Livingston and his dog, Peaches, walks down the street in shorts during potential severe weather. (Source: WALB)Joe Livingston and his dog, Peaches, walks down the street in shorts during potential severe weather. (Source: WALB)
    Joe Livingston and his dog, Peaches, walks down the street in shorts during potential severe weather. (Source: WALB)Joe Livingston and his dog, Peaches, walks down the street in shorts during potential severe weather. (Source: WALB)

    Steady rain has been falling in Decatur County, as well as the rest of Georgia, that could lead to potential flooding.  But some residents aren't worried about Alberto.  Joe Livingston of Bainbridge was seen walking his dog, Peaches, in shorts.  

    More >>

    Steady rain has been falling in Decatur County, as well as the rest of Georgia, that could lead to potential flooding.  But some residents aren't worried about Alberto.  Joe Livingston of Bainbridge was seen walking his dog, Peaches, in shorts.  

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Subtropical Storm Alberto gets stronger

    FIRST ALERT: Subtropical Storm Alberto gets stronger

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:29:36 GMT
    Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, it has strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. 

    More >>

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, it has strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. 

    More >>
  • Thomas County prepares for heavy rains and flooding

    Thomas County prepares for heavy rains and flooding

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:25:33 GMT
    Thomas County Fire Dept., EMS and Sheriff's Office is preparing for heavy rains, flooding and the worse case scenario. (Source: WALB)Thomas County Fire Dept., EMS and Sheriff's Office is preparing for heavy rains, flooding and the worse case scenario. (Source: WALB)

    As the potential for heavy rains and isolated flooding increases, Thomas County emergency services have begun planning for a worse case scenario.  ..

    More >>

    As the potential for heavy rains and isolated flooding increases, Thomas County emergency services have begun planning for a worse case scenario.  ..

    More >>
Powered by Frankly