Published DateLACONIA — The Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) offers a free post-purchase workshop for homeowners. Sponsored by the Bank of New Hampshire, the workshop will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laconia Police Department, Community Room.
— New home/new budget: the importance of good credit, tax deductions, Schedule A, emergency savings, unforeseen events, reducing expense.
— Energy savings – behavioral economics (looking at habits and where we can save money): Healthy Homes (radon, lead paint, molds, pests, asbestos), phantom energy use, going green (homemade all-natural recipes), recycling, weatherization
— Maintenance and preventive scheduling (a look at all seasons): the cost of lack of maintenance
— Homeowners insurance (understanding actual vs. replacement insurance): please bring the declaration page of your own policy as we explore applicable discounts
— Safety: radon, fire extinguishers, child safety, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, furnace exhausts, emergency preparedness, evacuation plan, hazardous waste
— Lenders: equity lending, refinancing, scams
— Home maintenance: innovative products, presentations on do-it-yourself home repairs, renovations and maintenance, basic tools, improvements, when to hire professionals
— Record-keeping – home inventory, shredding, storage
— Community engagement and involvement: curb appeal, pride of ownership, conflict resolution, feeling safe and welcome in your neighborhood, meeting your neighbors
There will be prizes and lunch and snacks are also provided, in addition to a free book, "Keeping the American Dream."
Laconia Area Community Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a member of NeighborWorks America, and is supported in part by membership donations and the Lakes Region United Way. Its mission is to assist low and moderate income families achieve economic self-sufficiency through the development of permanently affordable housing opportunities and associated support programs. For more information about LACLT and its programs, call 524-0747, or visit www.laclt.org