Upcoming Free Workshops at Origin SC

Origin SC to host free homeownership workshops in April

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 27, 2017) - Origin SC is hosting two free homeownership workshops in the month of April. Both workshops will be held at the Origin SC office at 4925 Lacross Road, North Charleston, SC 29406. Both are also taught by HUD-certified housing and credit counselors.

The first workshop is the Intro to Homeownership Workshop to be held on Saturday, April 1st from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This a 2-hour course covering the basics of the homebuying process.

Topics that will be covered in the Intro to Homeownership Workshop include:

Understanding mortgage products and the mortgage application process;
Selecting a real estate agent;
Obtaining homeowner's insurance;
And downpayment and closing cost assistance.

The other class will be the First Time Homebuyer Workshop held on Saturday, April 15th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those interested in purchasing a home in the coming months. Due to the high demand for our free March workshop, Origin will offer one more opportunity for participants to learn about the homebuying process at no cost. This is a $99 value. All materials will be included plus breakfast and lunch. This workshop meets the education requirement for those seeking down payment assistance.

Topics that will be covered in the First Time Homebuyer Workshop include:

Which mortgage products are right for you;
Current market conditions;
Buying HUD-owned properties, foreclosures, and short sales;
Home warranties;
Lending options;
Tax credits;
Fees, credit scores, and budgeting;
How much home you can qualify for and afford;
And, getting the most out of working with your realtor.

Additionally, First Time Homebuyer Workshop attendees will be eligible for Origin's $5,000 Giveaway. A winner will be selected at random on April 28, 2017. This will be the last opportunity to be entered in this drawing. Space is limited, and registration is required.

For more information or to register for the workshop, go to www.originSC.org/giveaway or call 843.735.7862.


About Origin SC:
Origin has remained one of the leading human service nonprofit organizations by providing professional financial and housing counseling services to residents and businesses of South Carolina for 129 years. Origin has successfully withstood the test of time and socio-economic changes through its mission of empowering individuals through advocacy, counseling, and education to achieve financial and housing stability. Call toll free at 800-232-6489 ext. 7802 or locally at 843-735-7802. For more information, go to www.OriginSC.org or email info@OriginSC.org.