SOURCE: BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank

February 06, 2013 10:08 ET

BMO Harris Bank Promotes Homebuyer Literacy

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2013) - BMO Harris Bank believes that an educated homebuyer is a smart homebuyer. So much so that they are partnering with Consumer Debt Counselors to help present a series homebuyer education seminars at the Winter Park Community Center over the next several months. 

In additional to a significant financial contribution to the agency, BMO Harris Bank branch manager Greg DeSalvo is taking time out of his weekends to teach the "Thinking Like a Lender" module.

"It is the best interest of both the lender and the potential homebuyer to make sure the buyer understands all that is involved in homeownership," said DeSalvo. "As a HUD-approved agency, Consumer Debt Counselors has a comprehensive program that walks individuals through the entire process."

The certified professionals from Consumer Debt Counselors not only help a consumer determine if homeownership fits their lifestyle, they can also help buyers after they have purchased a home if they need default and foreclosure prevention counseling.

"The best single investment a couple or individual can make is to own their own home. From a dollars and cents viewpoint, owning your own home makes good sense. Our partnership with BMO Harris Bank will help us provide pre purchase counseling and pre purchase education to more than 100 first time home buyers. As we continue to confront the challenges of the 21st century, we thank our generous supporters like BMO Harris Bank whose commitment and contributions allow us to do our work," commented Charlene Rose, Director of Housing, Consumer Debt Counselors.

Seating is limited. For additional information, including class schedules, and to register, call Consumer Debt Counselors at 407-599-0057, or email:

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About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base of approximately $180 billion.

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