Land Trust adds first-time homebuyer course to schedule

MEREDITH — Due to overwhelming participant demand, the Laconia Area Community Land Trust has added a first-time home buyer seminar to its November schedule. This month's seminar takes place Saturday, November 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Seneca Ladd Building in Meredith.

So far, 285 first-time homebuyers have graduated from LACLT's program, representing $42.4 million in local home purchases. The seminar, sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank, will discuss credit and budgeting, qualifying for a mortgage, working with a realtor, the home inspection process, and the closing process.

The First-time Homebuyer Seminar is free and open to the public; advance registration is required. Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Register by calling Debra Drake, LACLT's Homeownership Director at 524-0747 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. LACLT's full seminar and workshop schedule is available online at