Call and set up a meeting with the Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust.
Call and ask for Beverly Hoppie, Homeownership Education Director
Tell her Marcus from Blue Camel sent you.
The mission of Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust is to strengthen communities by embracing a comprehensive revitalization approach through advocacy, education, investment, and technical support.
At BNT, itâ€™s no coincidence that trust is our last name. In fact, itâ€™s the principle behind every project that we do. We bring nearly a quarter of a century of experience and an impressive tally of results: including 97 new affordable housing units, 681 lead-safe apartments, and 386 families who achieved the American dream with BNTâ€™s help.
These totals equate to mission success, so Bridgeport folks know they can trust BNT to get the job done. Weâ€™re committed to Bridgeport and serious about solutionsâ€¦ and we donâ€™t leave houses or people hanging when they need help most.
Congratulations on making the choice to be a home owner. The process can seem over whelming at first. We specialize in helping first time home buyers, hand holding them every step of the way. We clearly explain the process the work with you from the start to finish.
Additionally, we have excellent professionals in our network who can give you terrific guidance on mortgages, inspections, etc
Feel free to call me at your convenience, and I would love to talk to you about some of the bargain properties today.
Equity Capital Real Estate
(203) 280 3838
First, go into your bank or financial institution and sit down with the mortgage person. Have them check your credit etc. and get you pre-qualified for a loan. You need to know what you can afford and what programs may help you as a first time buyer.
Second, once you know how much you can afford - a combination of your down payment, and monthly payments for the mortgage, taxes and insurance, start looking on-line. See what your money will buy and where. Research the schools, crime, transportation anything that might be important to YOU.
Now go out to public open houses. Actually see what's for sale in the areas of interest. If there aren't a lot of public open houses in the area, sign up with a Realtor. Ask friends or relations for a recommendation. Sing up for a limited time at first, a month or so. You need to make sure that you and this agent are a good fit going forward.
Hopefully as you start you'll meet good folks who will make your needs and not a commission check the top priority.
Century 21 Greengarden
4942 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606