ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Close to 50 first-time home buyers in Albany got to learn first hand the ins and outs of buying a home.
The City of Albany's community and economic development program worked in partnership with a Housing Counseling Agency to host a free home buyer workshop.
People learned about the home buying process, the importance of their credit score, and determining if buying a home is right for them.
Albany Housing Counselor BJ Burton says this is a good time to purchase a home before interest rates rise.
"There's a lot of homes out there on the market. There's still new construction going on, so it is a buyer's market right now," explained Burton, "It is a very good time to buy before the interest rate goes up and prices go up."
The Microbusiness Enterprise Center will host another class like this Saturday, February 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you are interested in registering, you can call 229-317-4745 or 229-483-7650.