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We've broken down the home buying process into seven chapters. Each chapter is important and was specifically designed to help guide you through the home buying process; which includes how to obtain financing. We will discuss what you should embrace and avoid when purchasing a home, and an overview of the affordable housing programs. Below is a brief outline of what will be discussed in our class. Purchasing a home is not an easy process. Washington Housing Association is homebuyer education. We recommend that you attend our homebuyer seminar before you make an offer on your home.
*Financing Your Home
*Common Mistake #4
*Cast of Characters
*Pre-Qualifications vs. Pre-Approvals
*Income, Debt and Ratio
*Loan Programs and DPA Programs
*Avoid Getting Ripped Off: Good Faith Estimates
*The Horror of Dual Agency
*Ego and Greed
*Real Estate Websites
*Common Mistake #3
*The First Step to Owning a Home
*The Market: Past and Present Conditions
*Same Price, Better Home
*Common Mistake #1
*Renting vs. Buying
*The Tax Fairy
*A Hidden Savings Account
*The Fourth Step to Owning a Home
*The Fifth Step to Owning a Home
*Common Mistake #9
*The Sixth Step to Owning a Home
*Tactics to Use
*Common Mistake #10
*Common Mistake #6
*When You Snooze, You Lose
*Common Mistake #7
*The Third Step to Owning a Home
*Common Mistake #8
*The Second Step to Owning a Home
*Tricks and Methods When Searching for a Home
*Common Mistake #5
*Buying New Construction
*What They Don't Want You to Know
*The Old Ways
*Odd Marketing Used to Deceive You
*Methods Used to Collect Information
*Managing Brokers and Real Estate Agents
*Common Mistake #2
*How Real Estate Brokers Are Compensated
At Washington Housing Association, we harness the power of free education in new, innovative ways. Combining the newest market research with proven teaching methodology, we're inspiring students to take control of their homeownership experience. Washington Housing Association provides a huge stepping stone for our students to reach the future they envision. When it comes to educating the public on the acquisition of real property we are straight-to-the-point, and provide knowledge that you can use.
Homeownership begins with a first step. You can take this first step today or whenever you're ready with our new "Education For Home Buyers" program. Don't let calendars get in the way of your journey. We offer multiple classes each month for your convenience. All of our classes fulfill the requirements of the State; after completing the homebuyer seminar you will receive a certificate that can be used (for two years) with any Washington State Housing Commission loan program that you qualify for.
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