Published: Jul 30, 2010 4:11 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 30, 2010 1:12 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - First-time home buyers can get some help getting started.

On Saturday, July 31st, the Florida Department of Financial Services and CredAbility, a non profit HUD approved housing and consumer credit counseling service, are sponsoring a free "First Time Home buyer's Program."

People interested in buying a home, but don't know how to begin, can take classes on the following subjects:

What you can afford, down payment and closing cost assistance, pre-qualifying vs. pre-approval, shopping for interest rates, closing on a home loan, qualifying for a mortgage, free financial counseling, homeowner's insurance, flood insurance, hurricane preparedness, title insurance, and home inspection.  

The event is free but you are asked to RSVP by calling 1-800-251-2227

The program runs from 9:00am - 4:30pm and is located at:

Joseph P. D'Alessandro Office Complex (State Building Fort Myers)

2295 Victoria Ave

Fort Myers