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First-Time Homebuying Webinar

Buying a new home can be an exciting time, but it can also lead to uncertainty.

During this First-Time Homebuying pre-recorded webinar, ESL and a panel of local experts help you unpack this sometimes complicated process and provide tips to help make your move into a new home more enjoyable.

Gain key learnings and guidance from:

  • Tony Holmes, Vice President & Director of Mortgage Lending, ESL Federal Credit Union
  • Tysharda Thomas, Associate Broker, New 2 U Homes, LLC
  • Mary Leo, Senior Director of Housing Counseling Services, PathStone Corporation
  • Donald E. Snyder, Jr., Esq., Senior Counsel, Harter Secrest & Emery, LLP; an attorney practicing in the area of real estate law
Pre-recorded webinar (audio-only)


We received many follow up questions from webinar attendees. Check out our FAQ section for answers to these as well as other first-time homebuying topics:

Note: FAQ links will open in a new window so you may continue to listen to the webinar.

Copies of Ty’s First-Time Homebuyers Handbook can be purchased at

Everyone’s financial situation is different, and it is important to reach out to a trusted real estate professional to discuss your homebuying goals in detail. For additional information, please feel welcome to contact the organizations represented in our panel: