Renasant Bank sponsors Homebuyer’s Workshop

Staff Writer

Renasant Mortgage Lenders and the West Point/Clay County Community Growth Alliance are presenting a workshop for give homebuyers the information needed to make that all important purchase.

"Statistics for 2016 show that almost 600,000 homes were purchased in the U.S. last year," said Tim O'Brien, vice president of Renasant Bank. "For those who are looking to purchase a home, we want you to have as much information as possible to make an informed decision about home loans. We want to answer the questions people have."

O'Brien said that to provide information on purchasing a home, Renasant Bank along with the West Point/Clay County Community Growth Alliance, is hosting a free Homebuyer’s Workshop beginning at 5 p.m. at The Ritz Theatre and Conference Center.

The Homebuyer’s Workshop topics will include:
• Where to begin
• How the process works
• Types of home loans
• Qualification requirements
• Information requirements

O'Brien said the free, informative workshop is a family-friendly event, including food and door prizes.

"The workshop will feature information regarding what to expect in the mortgage loan process," O'Brien said. "Including qualifying for the loan; the loan process from application to closing; documents needed for the loan; and the different loan products available."

O'Brien said the workshop should help take the mystery out of the home buying process, as it is intimidating to those who have never bought a home before.

"People are usually in the 25 to 45 age range when buying a home for the first time," O'Brien said. "Maybe the person has been a long time renter and would like to own a home. Most people have no idea how to start. These are the people we want to help and put them on the track to being a homeowner."

O'Brien said there will be information and a time for questions. He said there will be mortgage lenders and realtors to any and all questions.

Renasant Bank is dedicated to providing information and products geared to help benefit residents who are looking to become homeowners and/or would like to make improvements to their current homes. Providing informational workshops is one way we can help make the loan process easier, more comfortable, and more understandable for homebuyers.