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University of Washington Home Improvement Fair

Revitalize Your Home

Bright ideas to help you add value to your home.


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Husky Union Building, Lyceum, Room 160
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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All UW faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend this free event.

Featuring Guest Speakers:

Foliage and Focal Points with Karen Chapman

Husky Union Building, Room 145 – 12:30pm-1:30pm

Join Karen Chapman for a presentation and book signing as she talks about design ideas for every garden and budget...

Karen is co-author of the gold award winning book Fine Foliage and her second book will be released January 2017 by Timber Press. Karen writes inspirational design articles on two blogs and is a regular contributor to several publications including Fine Gardening and Sunset . Karen has appeared on local television and radio stations and also teaches an online garden design course for Craftsy called Gorgeous Garden Design; Foliage & Focal Points

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Homebuying Breakthroughs with Jay Huber

Husky Union Building, Room 145 – 11:00am-12:00pm

Whether this is your first time buying a home or you've been through the process before, Jay Huber (NMLS ID# 698231) will have the answers you need to reach your homeownership goals...

Jay Huber is a Hometown Home Loan Program loan officer and an expert on navigating the homebuying process. Jay graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in economics before working in the mortgage industry for more than 20 years. His experience as a homebuying seminar instructor extends itself to topics such as understanding credit, basic budgeting and home maintenance. As a Hometown Program loan officer, he is uniquely positioned to offer exclusive homebuyer resources to UW employees and help guide you towards achieving your homeownership goals.

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What to expect:

New ways to revitalize your home! This year's UW Home Improvement Fair will have everything you need to give your home a whole new look. Local experts will offer innovative and affordable ideas including gardening, home technology, cutting clutter, and much more. UW's commuter Services will also be returning this year to help you make commute-conscious decisions when buying a home. Each exhibitor is focused on providing the most affordable homeownership opportunities available.

Click here for a full exhibitor listing.

What if you don't own a home?

Even if buying a home is a ways off for you, there are still some useful resources here to give you some affordable and thoughtful ways to begin the homeownership process.

We hope you'll join us!

We'll be offering refreshments, a handful of door prizes, and we'll be giving away a Kindle Fire HD! We look forward to seeing you at the fair.

Sponsored by HomeStreet Bank in partnership with the University of Washington's Benefits Office. All door prizes, refreshments, and other expenses are being funded by HomeStreet Bank and the participating exhibitors.