GFWAR is presenting a four-part, first-time homebuyer series taking place weekly in October.
The series will help demystify the home buying process for those who don’t know where to start with practical tips and guides. The free series will be streamed via Zoom every Tuesday in October at noon.
The sessions will be hosted by GFWAR REALTOR® members and affiliate members who have expert knowledge on topics ranging from mortgage to home warranties and beyond. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes with a built-in Q&A portion for participants to ask focused questions. A recording of each session will be made available on the GFWAR website.
Session 1 | Oct. 5
Where to Start
Three REALTORS® will give you advice on how to dive into house hunting with confidence. Topics covered will include the Buyers Rep Agreement and commission, explanation of the MLS, up-front costs, and what to expect in a low inventory market.
Session 2 | Oct. 12
Getting Your “Bucks” in a Row
Lenders from mortgage companies take you through the nuts and bolts of the financial side of buying a home. Topics covered will include the different loan types available, getting pre-approved, monthly payment and mortgage goals, appraisals, and tax rates.
Session 3 | Oct. 19
Protecting Your Investment
Experts explain the home inspection process and cover the ins and outs of homeowners insurance and home warranty. Topics covered will include asking for repairs or concessions, CLUE reports, shopping for insurance, and benefits of home warranties.
Session 4 | Oct. 26
Title company representatives will take you through the closing process of buying a home. Topics covered will include HOAs/zoning/deed restrictions, closing disclosure, the title company’s role, and the handing over of the keys. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for!