The 2nd Annual Edinburg Home Buyers Expo will be held on Saturday, April 18 at the Echo Hotel and Conference Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Edinburg Home Buyers Expo committee has been meeting regularly to finalize details of the upcoming event. The committee’s main goal is to educate and inform Edinburg residents and others interested about many topics regarding the housing market.

“This is an opportune time to invest in real estate. If you are one who has been saving and waiting to grab a good deal, the time is now!” commented Edna Pena, realtor with Horizon Properties. As many of us have heard in the news, the real estate industry nationally is struggling. However, the Rio Grande Valley still offers many opportunities to take advantage of. “Lenders will be available to explain the qualification process, documents that are needed and other vital information that will prepare a new home owner as they begin the loan application process,” Pena added.

The program and presentations include lots and property availability, mortgage prequalification, foreclosed properties, land sales and financing, loan application requirements, the loan process, consumer and credit counseling, title insurance education and buyers assistance programs that are available to local residents.

The Edinburg Homebuyers Expo will offer valuable information and resources to prospective home buyers from all income levels ranging from low, middle and higher income groups.

“We want to invite and encourage any Edinburg resident that is considering purchasing a lot or home in the short or long term, to take advantage of all of the valuable information that will be distributed at the Edinburg Home Buyers Expo,” said Elva Jackson Garza of Edwards Abstract and Title Co. and the Edinburg Home Buyers Expo chair. “Information regarding commercial properties will also be available through the various real estate companies, developers and lenders who will be on hand throughout the day,” she added.

For more information about the Edinburg Home Buyers Expo, please contact Elva Jackson Garza at 383-4951, Marty Martin at 687-7653, Edna Pena at 393-1909 or Flo Prater at 687-7653.