Whether buying a house, condo or townhome, taking on that first mortgage is probably the biggest, and scariest, financial purchase most people will make.

To take the mystery, and some of the fear, out of the process, Sulzer Library is hosting a first-time homebuyer's workshop, 7 p.m., April 7, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave.

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