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Dallas Habitat’s annual Homeownership Fair is the perfect place to begin your home buying journey!

Join us as we celebrate National Homeownership Month by providing the tools and resources needed to make your dream of homeownership a reality.

For the second year in a row, we’re bringing this popular event to your fingertips – giving you online access to the information you need, all from the comfort of your home. Hear from leading industry experts, attend virtual breakout sessions, access community resources and be entered to win fantastic raffle prizes.

THANK YOU for making this event such a huge success. If you missed any part of the event or would just like to rewatch a class, check out the videos below. 

Opening Session | 10:00 – 10:30 AM

Join us as we kickoff our 5th annual Homeownership Fair! This session will feature a conversation between our emcee, Lady Jade, and our keynote speaker, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this!

Break Outs | 10:30 – 11:00 AM

Session #1: Financial Essentials for Home Buyers

From knowing your budget, to assessing your credit, to building your savings – there are many financial factors to evaluate before beginning the home buying process. In this session, you’ll meet a team of financial experts who will help you understand what every home buyer should consider before shopping for a home.

Session #2: First Time Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

As a first-time homebuyer, the home buying process can feel overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be! In this session, we’ll discuss the top mistakes that first-time buyers make and what you can do to avoid them.

Regroup Session | 11:00 – 11:15 AM

Join us to get your questions answered during our “Ask the Expert” segment – and stick around
for the chance to win a great raffle prize!

Break Outs | 11:15 – 11:45 AM

Session #3: Making Homeownership Affordable

Have you heard about low-down payment and 0% down loan options, down payment assistance and other products that make homeownership affordable? In this session, the Prosperity Home Mortgage team will share information on several fantastic options that can make homeownership more accessible than you think!

Session #4: Qualifying for a Mortgage

In this session, the Bank OZK team will cover everything you need to know about qualifying for a mortgage! Join us to learn what lenders evaluate in your financial profile, how the loan process works, and what costs you should expect to pay.

Regroup Session | 11:45 – 12:00 PM

Join us to get your questions answered during our “Ask the Expert” segment – and stick around
for the chance to win a great raffle prize!

Break Outs | 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Session #5:
Build Your Home Buying Dream Team

Surrounding yourself with a strong home buying team is key to a successful home buying process. In this session, we welcome a preferred Loan Officer and Realtor to discuss how to find the right partners who will work for you in this journey!

Session #6: Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

While the benefits of homeownership are many, so are the responsibilities. Are you ready for both? In this session, our partners at Veritex Bank will discuss what factors every buyer should consider, and how to determine if you’re truly ready to buy a home.

Regroup Session | 12:30 – 12:45 PM

Join us to get your questions answered during our “Ask the Expert” segment – and stick around
for the chance to win a great raffle prize!

Break Outs | 12:45 – 1:15 PM

Session #7:
Credit Considerations for Home Buyers

Are you wondering what credit score you need, how much debt is too much, or if your credit history will hold you back when it comes to buying a home? In this session, our friends at BBVA will help you understand what to consider when it comes to credit as you prepare for homeownership!

Session #8: Down Payment Assistance Panel

Interested in learning about free money that you may be eligible for? This session will feature a panel of Down Payment Assistance providers who can help you ensure you don’t break the bank when buying a home!

Regroup Session | 1:15 – 1:45 pm

Begin Your Homeownership Journey with Dallas Habitat!

You probably know about the homes we build – but did you know that Dallas Habitat can support you with buying a home on the open market, as well? Join this session to meet our team of Homeownership Counselors, who will discuss the various ways that we can help YOU achieve the dream of homeownership! 

Virtual Exhibitor Hall Opens | 1:45 PM

Come meet our presenters and other homeownership experts in our Virtual Exhibitor Hall! Featuring face-to-face time with experts and tons of great resources to take with you beyond the event. 

Closing Remarks & Grand Prize Raffle | 2:15 – 2:30 PM

Before heading out, be sure to join Lady Jade as she wraps up this exciting event and announces the Grand Prize raffle winner! 

This family-friendly virtual event will feature:

Free homebuyer workshops

Community resources

Panels hosted by leading industry experts

Great raffle prizes

Special Guests

Lady Jade

K104 Morning
Show Host

Event Host

Tiffany Aliche

The Budgetnista &
Best Selling Author

Keynote Speaker

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Jade began working professionally at an extremely early age as a model and actress, continuing in the entertainment industry in college as an intern and then an on-air weekend personality.

After graduating, Jade returned to Dallas and began her dream career at K104 FM. After working nights, she hosted her own night show which is where she was given the name “Lady Jade.” After working nights for two years, she was asked to join the K104 Morning Show, which she has co-hosted for the last 13 years. The K104 Morning Show is now nationally syndicated in over 30 markets around the country and heard by millions of listeners.

With a passion for giving back, Jade foundered Project 16; her 501c3 non-profit organization geared towards helping less-advantaged youth, giving them opportunities to learn and grow.

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is America’s favorite personal financial educator! A New York Times Bestseller (Get Good with Money), an NAACP Image Award Nominee, and the first Black woman to grace the cover of Money Magazine solo, Tiffany is a trailblazer in the personal finance space. Her monumental ‘Live Richer. Movement’ has helped over one million women worldwide save, manage, and pay off hundreds of millions of dollars.

A former teacher for ten years, with a Master’s degree in Education, Tiffany was instrumental in getting The Budgetnista Law (A1414) passed in January 2019, making financial education mandatory for all middle school students in the state of New Jersey.

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