But where should you start? By definition, doing something the first time means you’ve never done it before. And anytime you do something the first time, you’re bound to have a multitude of questions – and it’s important to get the correct answers. When it comes to home buying, trial and error – also known as ‘learn-as-you-go’ – could cost you thousands or possibly tens of thousands of dollars.
That’s why it’s so important to get educated on the entire process of home buying before you actually make an offer on your first property. For residents in the D.C. area, first time home buyer classes are being offered free of charge.
The Washington Post reports:
DC Home Buzz, a boutique real estate brokerage, is offering a free “10 Commandments of Homebuying” workshop on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
In addition to hearing from real estate agents, you’ll get first-hand experiences from recent homebuyers about what they learned and what they wish they had known before buying their first home.
Topics to be covered include:
- Figuring out how much you can afford
- Understanding financing options and terms
- The truth about foreclosures
- Purchasing a home for $0 down
- How to think like an investor to get the most bang for your buck
This workshop will be interactive, so questions are encouraged. Feel free to send in your questions to Carolina Cid, marketing specialist, at email@example.com prior to the event.
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