Home Ownership Slipping Away for Many Americans, Especially Young Adults

CONTACT:  Christine Horn, Client Services Coordinator  

April 15, 2011 – Chambersburg, PA   For most Americans, the dream of owning a home is becoming harder to achieve during these difficult economic times. Whether as a young adult, getting that first starter home or older adult with a second or third purchase, it is an exciting adventure when you follow tried and true steps.  From the actual things to look for when buying a home to the fair treatment when getting a mortgage, there are important steps to take.  As part of Patriot Federal Credit Union’s commitment to financial education for its members, a free home buying seminar is being offered as part of their Manage Your Money Financial Education Seminar Series.

Home Buyer Seminar

April 19, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Corporate Center, Training Room

1330 S. 7th Street, Chambersburg

The seminar is for members and their families and the general public is also welcome to attend. To register for one or all of the seminars, call 888-777-9982 or register online at to sign up.

For the “Manage Your Money” Financial Seminar Series, all are held in the Corporate Center, Training Room at 1330 S. 7th Street in Chambersburg. The full seminar line-up includes:

Understanding Your Credit Score
April 26, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Estate Planning

May 10, 6:00 -7:00 PM

College Financing Seminar

May 17, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Buying & Financing a Used Car

June 16, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Fact Sheet

  • Patriot Federal Credit Union the one of the largest financial institutions headquartered in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania with over $425 million in assets. Branches in Pennsylvania include Chambersburg, Letterkenny Army Depot, and Waynesboro, as well as one in Hagerstown, Maryland.  The Credit Union serves over 43,000 members and their families across southern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. In 2010, over $154 million was loaned to members to fund their American dreams.
  • President and Chief Executive Officer is  Peggy J. Bosma-LaMascus
  • Web site:  
  • Full-service financial institution offering savings accounts, checking accounts, certificates, money market accounts, consumer and vehicle loans, mortgages, home equity loans, on-line banking, Visa® Credit Cards, Visa® Debit Card, and online bill-pay.
  • Patriot Federal Credit Union is a community charter credit union. All businesses, individuals and their families, who live, work, worship, or attend school in Franklin County, Fulton County, Washington County, and the Borough of Shippensburg are eligible to join.
  • Main office location:  800 Wayne Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201
  • Members’ deposit accounts are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration, an agency of the Federal Government, which also insures IRAs for an additional $250,000.

Patriot Branch Locations:

Wayne Avenue Office
800 Wayne Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Federal Street Office
140 S. Federal Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Letterkenny Office
247 Overcash Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Waynesboro Financial Services Center
10933 Buchanan Trail East
Waynesboro, PA 17268

North Pointe Office
18721 Longmeadow Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742

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