Tuesday, August 14 , 2018, 1:38 pm | Partly Cloudy 74º


Coastal Housing Partnership Home Buying Fair Put Out Welcome Mat

After-work event drew some 200 people seeking information about purchasing a home

Presenting Sponsor JoAnn Pomatto-Gomez, Pacific Coast Realty, helps attendees on their paths to home ownership at the Coastal Housing Partnership Sept. 19 Home Buying Fair
Presenting Sponsor JoAnn Pomatto-Gomez, Pacific Coast Realty, helps attendees on their paths to home ownership at the Coastal Housing Partnership Sept. 19 Home Buying Fair (Coastal Housing Partnership photo)

More than 200 local workers were on their path to home ownership at Coastal Housing Partnership's Goleta Home Buying Fair, where they discovered a roadmap to the home-buying process and today’s local real estate market.

Held at the Deckers Rotunda, this Sept. 19 after-work event drew potential first-time and move-up home buyers, as well as others interested in learning more about the home-buying process.

Attendees met with local lenders, real estate agents, residential developers, credit and financial service firms, and other housing-related professionals to have their questions answered in a no-pressure setting.

“We were excited to see so many local workers discover they can become home owners in the area,” said Corby Gage, Coastal Housing Partnership executive director.

“Keeping our workers local is vital for the health of our economy and our community. We are here to help make the home buying journey possible,” Gage said.

“We applaud our member employers who see the powerful return on investment from offering a housing benefit to their employees, and to our 200-plus Network Service Partners in the real estate field who make those benefits possible,” said Gage.

The fair included seminars featuring real estate experts in panel sessions, which highlighted key aspects of home buying, the loan process, improving credit, and local market conditions. Workers had an opportunity to enter a drawing for a variety of prizes.

For those unable to attend, Coastal Housing Partnership will hold a fall Home Buying Fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Ventura Beach Marriott. This will be the final fair Home Buying Fair Coastal Housing Partnership will host in 2017 as part of its 30th anniversary year.

RSVP at homebuyingfairs.org.

The September fair was presented by JoAnn Pomatto-Gomez of Pacific Coast Realty. Additional sponsors include Cornerstone Home Lending, Montecito Bank & Trust, The Towbes Group, Cottage Health and UCSB.

For more information, visit coastalhousing.org or contact Gage at [email protected]

Membership in Coastal Housing Partnership is open to any employer in Santa Barbara or Ventura counties. Visit http://www.CoastalHousing.org.

— Angel Pacheco for Coastal Housing Partnership.


Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through Stripe below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >

Meet Your Realtor Sponsored by Village Properties

Photo of Dianne and Brianna Johnson
Dianne and Brianna Johnson
"We are committed to making our clients feel special by providing the concierge level service they deserve."

Full Profile >