Learn how you can own your own house in a free seminar presented by Rhinebeck Bank, Hudson River Housing, and United Way on June 28th.

Vincent Aurigemma, Vice President of Residential Mortgage Lending at Rhinebeck Bank, will lead this seminar for all interested in knowing more about the process of becoming a home owner.

Purchasing your first home may initially seem like a daunting task. We dream of the particular specifications we want in a house but find ourselves lost in how to make our dreams become reality. If you think that you are alone in your hesitation to purchase a home, rest easy knowing that more than half of Americais in the same boat. According to an article published by Forbes, “only 34 to 36 percent of the population of adult Americans under the age of 35 owned a home in 2015.” Buying a home comes with its share of challenges, but there are steps you can take to prepare yourself.

Have you ever wondered if you could afford buying a home? If so, join us for our First Time Homebuyers Seminar on Thursday, June 28thfrom 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory (8 North Cherry Street, Poughkeepsie). Learn the strategies of how to qualify for a home purchase, budgeting skills, and what to expect from the home buying process. This is the second Financial Literacy Workshop co-presented by Rhinebeck Bank and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. Hudson River Housing has joined them to bring you an informative seminar that will help you begin your home buying process.  

This workshop will be led by Vincent Aurigemma, the Vice President of Residential Mortgage Lending at Rhinebeck Bank.  Mr. Aurigemma has over 25 years of experience in operations, sales, and sales management with the most recent 14 years spent in the mortgage industry. Vincent is an affiliate member of the Dutchess County Association of Realtors (DCAR), the Ulster County Board of Realtors (UCBR) and he currently serves as the Vice President of the Mid Hudson Valley Mortgage Bankers Association (MHVMBA). He enjoys spending time with his wife of 22 years, Maureen, and their 3 children. Vincent has been a high school boys basketball official for the past 13 years and serves as the President of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO), Mid Hudson Valley Board #114. 

Vincent knows the Hudson Valley Region and all the nuances of its mortgage industry. “Being part of a secure, local community lender,” is what makes him want to be a part of Rhinebeck Bank. “Helping to develop products and programs that will allow more people to take advantage of the benefits of owning a home,” is his goal while he heads Rhinebeck Bank’s Mortgage Department.   

The June 28thprogram will be held atthe Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory (8 N Cherry St, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601) from 5:30pm-7:00pm. To register for this free workshop, go to:www.uwdor.org/register-june28.

For additional information, please contact United Way’s Community Impact Coordinator Jazmin Awada at 845-471-1900 ext 3106 or jawada@uwdor.org.