Buying into Brooklyn: A Crash Course in Home Buying for First-Timers
Brooklyn Brewery (79 N. 11th St., Brooklyn)
$5 in advance
Whether you’re obsessively searching sales listings for the perfect apartment, or you just like to fantasize about owning your own brownstone, our Buying Into Brooklyn event on June 12 will give you a crash course on everything you need to know about buying a home.
From 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Brooklyn Brewery, you’ll hear from four experts in the field–Realty Collective founder Victoria Hagman and Realty Collective agent Tina Fallon; real estate attorney and partner Michael Moshan of Gold Scollar Moshan, PLLC, and private mortgage banker Janet Younkman of Wells Fargo–who will explain what it takes to find the right home, make the right offer, get into contract, secure the right financing, and close, all without having a nervous breakdown.
These are just a few of the tips you’ll learn over Brooklyn Brewery beers and Meat Hook hot dogs:
-How to decide if buying is right for you
-Who protects you and helps you get the best deal
-What red flags to look for
-What to do when you have bad credit
-The importance of finding the right lender
-The steps to obtaining a pre-approval and mortgage
-The benefits of buying a multi-family home
-Passing a coop board
-The offer/acceptance process
Even if you don’t have a down payment (yet), Buying into Brooklyn will give you the knowledge you need to make such a serious financial commitment, and stop throwing your money away on rent!