Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or current homeowner, you don't want to miss this event. With national media reporting distressing news about the housing and financial markets, it's difficult to remember that real estate is local. "Here & Now" is a free, strictly educational event that will offer Austin-area residents an opportunity to hear from objective real estate experts. For directions to the Doubletree Hotel, click here.
EVENT PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE:
|"Central Texas Real Estate Economic Outlook"
Jim Gaines, economist at the Texas A&M Real Estate Center, will provide an update on the local economy and what it means for those looking to buy or sell real estate in the current market.
|"Current State of Mortgage Banking in Texas"
Scott Norman, Vice President of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, will explain the changes experienced within our state's mortgage industry and offer advice on how to choose the right lender.
|"Taking Advantage of Energy Upgrade Incentives"
Ed Clark, Austin Energy Communications Director, will share information on green energy rebate programs, Federal tax incentives, and what types of financial savings energy efficient upgrades can bring.
|"Building Wealth through Homeownership"
Kendra Todd, real estate expert and host of HGTV's My House is Worth What?, will discuss upgrades homeowners can make to increase home value and offer tips on how to make home improvements without breaking the bank.
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