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The Journey to Homebuying

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Date and Time
Thursday, August 11, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
45-minute webinar followed
by a 15-minute Q&A session
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Topics Covered
  • Determine homebuying affordability
  • Understanding credit criteria
  • The home-buying experience
Excited about buying a home, but not sure if now is the right time? Interest rates are on the rise. Purchasing now may be the right move. Partner with our SAFE Mortgage Team to navigate the current market. Join SAFE’s Financial Wellness team to gain expert advice from our SAFE mortgage professionals.  


About The Speakers

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Jonathan Downes
Financial Educator, SAFE Credit Union

Jonathan Downes, financial educator at SAFE Credit Union, has spent the last 10 years educating members of SAFE and residents of the Greater Sacramento area on healthy financial habits and decisions. Through his lived experiences and interactions, he is able to provide real situations and insight to better your financial well being. When he’s not educating the members and public, he enjoys spending time playing in the backyard with his beautiful wife and very energetic son.

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Melinda Browning
Mortgage Sales Team Lead, SAFE Credit Union

An expert in all areas of residential lending - has been a mortgage professional for over 23 years. Her ability to aptly communicate anything and everything about mortgages with our members is very much valued here at SAFE. She understands the needs of borrowers and is always readily available throughout the entire mortgage lending process. When working with Melinda, our members can rest assured she will help guide them in finding the loan that best suits their specific situation. Moreover, she truly enjoys helping members achieve their Real Estate loan goals.

Melinda holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Sacramento State University where she minored in Business Administration. When not making or finalizing mortgage loan plans, she likes spending time with her family and friends and is also an avid traveler and sports fan.



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