Home Buying 101

Wednesday January 15, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Thinking about buying a home? Overwhelmed by the possibilities? Don’t miss this session geared to first time home buyers (but open to all), presented by Melissa VanDam, Associate Broker at Reinhart Realtors with Carrie Aeschliman, Mortgage Loan Officer at Flagstar Bank.

Learn how to do research (searching online to familiarize yourself with prices, neighborhoods, homes styles, condition etc.); how to find a licensed Realtor that meets your needs (questions to ask, fees, etc.); the buying process (pre-approval, making an offer, winning a bidding war, inspections, and negotiations); mortgages (shopping for a lender, types of mortgages, application, fees, cash needed to close, appraisals etc.).

Melissa VanDam has been a Realtor for 9 years, is a President's Club award winner and a top producer with Reinhart Realtors. Carrie Aeschliman has been a mortgage officer for over 10 years. They will offer their expertise on home buying at this session, which will include ample opportunities for questions to be answered.