March 24, 2018 SATURDAY Home Buying Seminar





Thinking about home ownership? Find out if home ownership is right for you. You'll need to assess your financial goals, careeer path, life choices. Buying a home doesn't happen overnight. It takes months, and even years of planning and saving for a down payment. Our two hour seminar will enlighten you on the latest market trends, new mortgage rules, how to choose the right professional for your needs, and more!

Our team of experts have been providing free home buying information for the past 17 years and we are passionate about helping first time home buyers through our information based seminar.Buying a home is probably one of the largest investments you will ever make, financially and even maybe emotionally. Whether you are a veteran or novice, buying a home can be intimidating and worrisome. Understanding the buyng process can give you the confidence you need to make the right decisions.

Whether you are buying a condominium or a leasehold property, thinking of purchasing in Richmond or North Vancouver, our seminar is targeted to help buyers make confident decisions. Each presenter will have a 25 minute information slideshow followed by a 5 minute Q & A.

Pre-register on-line through Eventbrite as space is limited.

Refreshments provided. 19+

Presenters include:

Alma Pasic, Mortgage Broker, Verico Paragon Mortgage Group Inc.

Geraldine Santiago, Published Author and Realtor, RE/MAX Crest Realty

Glenn Duxbury, Duxbury & Associates Building Inspection and Consulting

Patricia Wright, Notary Public, Wright and Associates






January 21, 2008


This letter is in reference to Geraldine Santiago and her relationship with the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. Geraldine has been facilitating workshops and seminars on Real Estate and Buying your First Home for our community centre over the past six years. I have no doubt that the programs she runs have benefited both her participants as well as our community centre.


Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Kathryn Sweetapple

Recreation Programer II Roundhouse Community Centre Arts & Recreation Centre



May 4, 2007

Dear Geraldine,

I'd like to thank you very much for arranging and presenting the program on First Time Home Buying at the New Westminster Public Library on Tuesday, April 10, 2007.

What a great program you have developed! There is so much to know about buying a home; it can be quite daunting for a first time homebuyer. It was an excellent idea to invite people with different expertise to speak to their field (mortgage, realty, inspection and legal). Everyone had excellent information to give in their area and the audience of 63 seemed to really appreciate the presentation. It was also very generous of you to provide a free copy of your book to everyone that wanted it.

Thanks again for taking the time to come to the library. I hope we can have your team come again.

Yours truly,

Debra Nelson Community Services Librarian New Westminster Public Library



Dear Geraldine,

Thank you for presenting " How to Buy Your First Home--And Say Good-bye To Your Landlord"! a free program open to the public, at the George Mackie Library on October 24, 2007.

Your presentation was very well put together and informative and I know the participants really enjoyed it and found it very useful.

We appreciate your willingness to share your time and knowledge with the library and Delta residents.

-Frances Thomson, Community Librarian, Fraser Valley Regional Library


September 20, 2007

Ms. Geraldine Santiago has conducted two seminars on Buying Your First Home in Canada for the New Immigrant Orientation Series that Richmond Public Library presents in partnership with SUCCESS (Richmond Office). We have invited Ms. Santiago to to the same presentation again in March 2008.

Ms. Santiago has written several books ont he topif of house buying and selling including Buy & Sell Recreational Property in Canada; Sell Your Home in Canada; and Complete Home-Buyers Guide for Canadians. These popular books are part of our library's collection.

Ms. Santiago is an excellent speaker on the topic of house buying. Her knowledge combined with her desire to help people understand the topic has made her talks informative and interesting. Her presentations typically cover all apsects of house buying and include practical suggestions and information on legal procedures. Sometimes she brings other experts, e.g. house inspectors, mortgage consultants et al, to talk about their parts in helping ensure that house buyers have sufficient information to make sensible decisions.

If you need further information, please contact me at the Richmond Public Library.


Wendy Jang, Coordinator, Multilingual Services


East Hastings Community Centre

May 18, 2010

I have had the pleasure to work with Geraldine Santiago during my tenure at Hastings Community Centre, as a recreation programer. During this period, (2006), she provided free real estate workshops (Buying Your Home) for the community.

She conducted herself in a very professional manner and was successful in providing an informative workshop for the participants.


Wes Uyeyama


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