Post # 1
I read an article that suggested attending a first time homebuyers seminar before buying your first home. They were mentioned one where mortgage brokers, realtors/real estate agents, home inspectors, and lawyers provide informtion.
This sounds great! When I tried to find one in my area though, they were either online, one on one with 1 real estate agent or were 3 years ago.
Did anyone attend one? Was it useful?
Does anyone have any advice about where to find a seminar? Even better if you know of one in my area! I’m in Edmonton but would be willing to travel if it’s a good time for me.
Post # 3
@AB Bride: We bought without a seminar, but we also hired a friend as an agent, so that was really helpful. I think that the course is a plus but definitely not a must. Good luck!
Post # 4
We are in the midst of buying our first home and the bank has not mentioned anything to us about any classes. I think it would be some great information though!
Post # 5
I did this! It was awesome, really helpful and I would definitely recommend it. We went a few years before actually buying a house but it was great to get an overview of the process and learn about all the different people and steps involved. I referred back to my notes when we bought a place last year.
All the towns around me do Continuing Ed classes, and there are a few community colleges that offer Continuing Ed/Lifestyle classes as well. Anything from taking Spanish, to learning guitar or tennis (I have done all 3) to wine tasting courses etc. I saw a class for “Buying a Home” or something like that and signed up.
Post # 6
@brittanym526: I checked out a few banks and didn’t see any offered through them. Most seem to be through real estate companies.
@eeper: I never thought to check out schools, thanks for the advice!