Free advice, tips for first-time home buyers at’s virtual event on Wednesday

As part of NJ.comof the EmpowerU series of events, we organize a free virtual webinar on Wednesday, February 23 for first-time home buyers that details everything there is to know about buying a first home.

During the “What First-Time Home Buyers Need to Know” event, sponsored by Family First Funding LLCreal estate professionals will guide viewers through setting their intentions, working with a real estate agent, mortgage programs and more.

We will also discuss the roles and responsibilities of a buyer’s agent, facts about mortgages, and the closing process.

How to register

The 90-minute webinar starts at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23.

Free registration by clicking here. The seats are limited.

Topics include:

  • Set intentions BEFORE you start shopping
  • Importance of having your own real estate agent as a buyer
  • Pre-qualifications vs pre-approval
  • State programs and federally backed loans available to first-time home buyers
  • Additional costs
  • Closing of the transaction

“What First-Time Home Buyers Need to Know” is hosted by journalist Karin Price Mueller, who covers pandemic issues, consumer affairs and personal finance for The Star-Ledger and

This event is free, but places are limited, so register here now.

Meet the real estate professionals:

  • Jason Berg is Vice President of Sales and Branch Manager at Family First Funding. He has over 14 years of experience in the mortgage industry and is licensed to work in five states.
  • Katherine Rozzelle is a real estate agent with Signature Realty NJ. She joined the company two years ago with over 15 years of experience in customer service, sales and project management.

About’s EmpowerU Virtual Event Series

EmpowerU is a series of virtual events helping New Jersey learn, plan, save and grow. Powered by, EmpowerU events bring our trusted journalism to life to educate, empower and empower attendees on the topics that matter most to them. and The Star-Ledger reporters host interactive panel discussions featuring industry experts, public figures, mentors and trailblazers. Featured event categories for 2022 are Finance, Health, Parenting, Careers and Education. Learn more here.

Previous Markets nervous about the Russian-Ukrainian conflict
Next RLJ Lodging Trust appoints Robin Zeigler to board