Buying a Home is a Huge Decision Whether you're in the "hoping," "planning," or "ready to buy" stage of your home buying experience, it's important that you have the right information so you can make informed decisions. We’ll discuss: Preparation: How to maximize your credit rating, estimate the wallet impact and improve your buying power. Application: How to navigate the contract deadlines, the loan application process and the market conditions. Selection: How to choose the community, the neighborhood, and the home that fits you best. Our presenter will be Barbara Hugie, SESLOC's Vice President of Residential Mortgage Lending. Barbara has over 30 years of experience in the real estate lending field and has served SESLOC members for more than 12 years.