Why HOW (Home Ownership Workshop) is the new WOW!

Real Estate and Lending industry has always been ridiculed for not doing enough towards educating the home buyers. In fact a lot of blame for the mortgage meltdown was placed on the fact that the buyers were not made aware of "what they were getting into." Now real estate professionals across 15 states have come together to put Home Ownership Workshops (called HOW in short) for First Time Home Buyers. These professionals are part of Breaking News Network and are already providing value to their communities by being their real time media resource.

Home Ownership Workshops are a series of web classes designed to educate the home buyers on different aspects of the buying process. The goal is to empower the buyers by providing them the knowledge so that they can take informed decisions. And the best part is - it's free. The topics for next 6 classes are:

  • Financing options for First Time Home Buyers 
  • How to buy a Foreclosure or Short Sale property 
  • How to get your credit in shape before buying your first home 
  • How to choose your Real Estate Agent and Loan Officer 
  • What are the closing costs involved in buying a home 
  • 6 things you should know before you make an offer on a house 


A one time registration for all these 6 classes can be done at - https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/423351617


Classes will be taught by Shashank Shekhar who is a Mortgage Broker/Banker in San Jose, CA. He is a national expert on Lending and Real Estate and is the author of the widely acclaimed book - "First Time Home Buying 101". If you have any questions about this free workshop, contact Shashank by emailing him at Shashank@ArcusLending.com.


 

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  • 6/13/2010 10:55 PM Realtor in Las Vegas wrote:
    Very interesting..

    "Real Estate and Lending industry has always been ridiculed for not doing enough towards educating the home buyers.

    In fact a lot of blame for the mortgage meltdown was placed on the fact that the buyers were not made aware of "what they were getting into."

    Yes... real estate does not always go up 20%+ in price and refinancing after a year to get out of that bad mortgage really was not too smart.

    The Ridiculing part has more to do with what I mention above concerning Real Estate Agents and Loan Officers selling something that was just not sustainable.

    Let's throw in a Rent vs. Buy Calculation class??

    Historical Appreciation rates?

    Just some thoughts...
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  • 6/21/2010 12:31 AM Alex Cortez wrote:
    Shashank, nice post. With more and more information being made available online, today's potential home buyers are savvy and conduct a fair amount of research. But even so, there are still many consumers out there with either little or outdated information. Workshops like yours go a long way towards better educating first-time home buyers. Great job.
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