Response from the recently staged Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), Home Buyers Series, held at the Silver Spring Civic Center, in Silver Spring, Maryland (Tuesday, June 4) and JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel, in Atlanta, Georgia (Thursday, June 6) has been very positive. Both locations had a large segment of the Members of the Diaspora Community, including Friends of Jamaicans engaged and encouraged by the presentations made by members of the VM Team, headed by Leighton Smith, Assistant Vice-president & Chief Representative Officer – UK, and the National Land Agency (NLA) Team, headed by Elizabeth Stair, Chief Executive Officer.
“We are very pleased with the reception we have received from attendees in both jurisdictions, on this the first USA leg of our Home Buyers Series,” stated Suzette Rochester Lloyd, Chief Representative Officer – VMBS – Florida Representative Office. “The Home Buyers Series provides us with an added opportunity to meet with members of the Jamaican Diaspora Communities, including Friends of Jamaicans and offer solutions to homebuying and the necessary steps required for a construction loan in Jamaica. Our Home Buyer Series also allowed the Society to partner with the NLA in which persons were guided on the land title process, and how to proceed with securing a registered title, which is required for securing a mortgage loan with a financial institution”.VMBS Mortgage Specialists provided step-by-step guidance on the mortgage loan process, as well as pre-qualification opportunities for the purchase of properties in Jamaica. One important feature of the VMBS Mortgage Loan process which was shared at the events is the Mortgage Portal which allows mortgagors the ability to track their mortgage loan approval process on-line, from commencement to the disbursement of the mortgage loan.
“I was very excited to learn that I can continue to contribute to the NHT from overseas and will still qualify to purchase a home in Jamaica,” stated Sue-Ann Shaw, one of the attendees in Atlanta, Georgia. “I learned a lot this evening and realized that owning property in Jamaica was achievable with the right plan in place.”
Of note, is the collaboration for successful execution with organizations in both Maryland and Georgia, including the Jamaica Nationals Association; Jamaican Association of Maryland; Jamaican Chamber of Commerce Atlanta; Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc.; Office of the Honorary Consul in Atlanta; and Embassy of Jamaica in Washington.