A free school for prospective homebuyers will held Saturday, April 28, at 9 a.m. in the Salt Lake Hilton Hotel and will be part of the Home Builders Association of Utah conference.
The session is designed to educate people on the process of buying a new home, how to choose a quality builder, what roles real estate agents and title companies play, how to deal with the bank, down payments, sweat equity and interest rates, said Dennis B. Carter, association president.Speaking will be Carter, who owns Carter Construction, Orem; Daniel Nixon, New Tradition Homes, Ogden; and Ron Thorne, Ron Thorne Construction Co., Salt Lake City, who also will answer questions.
Also participating will be Alta Earl, vice president, First Federal Savings Bank; Craig Thomsen, president, First American Title Co. of Utah; Eva N. Bath, principal broker of Home Buyers Realty; and Brent Robison, principal broker of Robison & Co.
More information can be obtained by calling the association at 268-8750.
The conference begins Friday, April 27, at 8 a.m. with registration followed at 8:30 a.m. by a welcome from Carter. Gov. Norm Bangerter will speak at 8:40 a.m. and will be followed by a panel on Housing and Urban Development programs featuring Richard Bell, Vaun Bateman and Robert Tillotson from the Salt Lake HUD office.
Kelly Matthews, senior vice president and chief economist for First Security Corp., will give an economic forecast at 10:30 a.m., and Mack Clark, president of Braniff Management Group, San Diego, will speak at 11 a.m. on how to manage your business creatively.
The luncheon speaker will be Shirley McVay Wiseman, immediate past president of the National Association of Home Builders.