StartingPoint Realty is hosting free seminars for first-time home buyers in Chicago at Renaldi’s Pizza, 2827 N. Broadway, Feb. 19, and March 5 and 19.

The sessions break down the process of buying a home step-by-step from the starting of the search process through closing.

Topics covered include the roles of the lender/mortgage broker and real estate agent; credit scores; property searches; contracts; negotiation; down payments and closing requirements.

No sales pitches will be made. Attendees will be also be able to participate in a Q&A following the session. Complementary refreshments will be served.

There is no charge to attend the programs, but reservations are recommended. Visit or call 847-348-1154 to reserve a space or for information.