In the segment, “A First Time Homebuyer Education: Tips for Buying Your First Home”, Maria Zywiciel from Citibank, N.A. demystifies the mortgage process

(Pompano Beach, FL – PR.Com – June 10, 2014) The road to first-time home buying can be filled with roadblocks. Make sure to tune in to the award-winning home improvement show Designing Spaces™ on the Lifetime Channel as Citibank, N.A. helps viewers navigate the road of the home buying process on Friday, July 4 at 7:30 am (ET/PT) or watch the entire segment here.

Citibank has created a new website dedicated to homeownership at where prospective buyers can find information, tools and resources to prepare for the next stage in the process, meeting a Home Lending Officer.

During the segment, “A First Time Homebuyer Education: Tips for Buying Your First Home”, Maria Zywiciel, Vice President, Strategic Markets from Citibank, N.A talks to viewer about the three main roadblocks to home ownership, summarized as the 3C’s — Cash, Credit and Confidence — and how Citibank’s resources and programs HomeRun® and SureStart® can help overcome them.

Also joining the show is Nery Gonzalez, Community Mortgage Officer, Citibank who meets with a woman who is a first-time prospective home buyer, and leads her step-by-step through the process which can include setting up a home inspection.

“We’re excited that Citibank, such a trusted name in the mortgage space, has returned to Designing Spaces to further explore this important topic that our viewers want to know more about,” said Scott Moss, Director of Programming of Designing Spaces™.

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About Designing Spaces™ on Lifetime Television
Entering its 10th year, Designing Spaces™ continues to be one of America’s favorite home improvement shows. The show inspires viewers on decorating ideas, do-it-yourself projects and step-by-step home improvements to help make every space count and provide solutions to help you enjoy the space you live, work and play in. Designing Spaces™ Family of Spaces includes Think Green Spaces, Kids Spaces and its widely popular Spaces of Hope which prides itself on assisting people and places in dire need of a makeover including children’s shelters, animal shelters, military families and more. Designing Spaces™ airs Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30am (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television.

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