NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Bridgestone Arena wasn't packed with fans Sunday, but potential home owners did show up in good number.
Karl Dean, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville hosted his 5th Annual Home Ownership Fair. People interested in buying were given the opportunity to meet up with people who could help get the home buying process started like realtors, homebuilders and lenders. More than 50 home ownership experts and organizations discussed the process of purchasing a home and answered questions about how to obtain a mortgage, how to find a home, how to increase credit scores and other topics.
The mayor says home buying is important because the numbers show home owners are more active in their community.
"Children of homeowners tend to perform better in school because they are less transient. Homeowners also vote and volunteer in their community at above-average rates," said Dean. "Homeownership should always be undertaken responsibly, and this fair helps us connect people with the resources they need to fully understand the financial and personal commitment that comes with owning a home."
Also, the first 500 people who went to the fair received free tickets to a Nashville Predators pre-season game.