First- Time Home Buyers Seminar in Wappingers Falls NY on July 11th

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

   

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To be sure, there is not much good economic news these days. However, this is truly a unique time period for first-time homeowners. Home-ownership is more affordable because of the drop in home prices, the availability of short sales and REO properties and the fact that mortgage rates are still low.

One of the reasons cited for some of the current housing and mortgage problems facing the community is the lack of pre-buying education.  This issue is being taken seriously by various organizations and more emphasis is being placed on counseling consumers prior to purchasing.

If you are considering purchasing your home this year, maybe to take advantage of the $8000 tax credit, there is still time to get information about the mortgage process, the home buying process, the role of the attorney in the process, the inspection and and title work.

With this in mind you are invited to a free home buyers seminar.

Where:  Trustco Bank - 1490 Route 9, Wappingers Falls NY 12590

When:     July 11th  from 2-4 PM

Refreshments:  Yes

Please call ahead to reserve a seat

              Sandy  -  845-298-9315

              Jennifer   845-249-2945

Presenters at the seminar are:

Evan Handel  - Attorney

David Andrick - Inspector

Sandy Harvey-Pollard- Branch Manager Trustco Bank

Jennifer Fivelsdal - Associate Broker Keller Williams Realty Team

 

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Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams Realty Team

845-249-2945 or 845-758-6842  jennifer@jfivehomes.com  and www.jfivehomes.com           

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Comments (23)

Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Katiejo I sure hope there will be a good turnout.

Jul 06, 2009 04:08 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Donna - Pre-purchase education on the process of finding and financing a home should be a must.  I hope those entering the market will take advantage of these free seminars.  Thank you.

Jul 06, 2009 04:12 PM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Wappingers falls - what a cool cool name! Love it!

Jul 06, 2009 04:26 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Liz - The name is derived from the Wappinger Indians.  Many places in my area have names that originated from Indian words.   I suspect because of the majestic Hudson River Many Indians lived in the area.

Jul 06, 2009 04:38 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Jennifer,

Sounds like you have a well-rounded event planned. Good luck on this one.

Jul 06, 2009 04:42 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Lynda thank you.  I truly believe providing useful information upfront to these first time buyers will make them better home purchasers.

Jul 06, 2009 04:46 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Jennifer, I have hosted one, with the lender, myself and an attorney. Not well attended, however one couple used all of us to buy a home! Am meeting with the lender today as a matter of fact to get another one off the ground for later this month!

Hope it is successful for you!

Jul 06, 2009 10:55 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Andrea sound like it was a success.  You might not have had a big turn out however you managed to get someone to closing and another in the works.  I hope it will be successful too.

Jul 06, 2009 11:12 PM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Great idea Jennifer. One of my Buyer agents has done this at the Community College. She has a great turn out, perhaps because it is at the college and folks don't feel they will be sold.

She takes a lender and they invite people to stay if they want to get prequalified.

Guess what?

They all do!!!

Jul 06, 2009 11:29 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Missy - A neutral venue will certainly lead to a better attendance.  Wow! everyone wanted to be pre-qualified? what a successful seminar!

Jul 06, 2009 11:41 PM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Jennifer -- I agree that a neutral venue is key.  Have a great seminar and I hope you are able to work with a lot of buyers as a result.

Jul 07, 2009 12:04 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Joan - I am hopeful it will be well attended, and attendees will not be disappointed much thought went into this seminar.

Jul 07, 2009 12:17 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jennifer I have done several of these seminars over the years, and they always go over well.  In fact I hold one at an Attorney's Office that I do on my own every 1st Thursday of the month.

Jul 07, 2009 10:31 AM
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Good luck on your home buyers seminar. I think you'll love it and I am sure your a natural!

Jul 07, 2009 11:10 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jennifer, How nice to speak at that lovely event, I'm sure it's going to be very useful for potential homeowners.  Good luck and have fun with it.

Jul 07, 2009 12:48 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

George - Thanks for sharing your experience.  These seminars does provide needed information to potential buyers.

Monika - Thank you I am looking forward to it.

Carole - I plan to have fun and I hope the audience will too, and in the process walk away with something they can use.

Jul 07, 2009 04:37 PM
LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea

Jennifer: great way to inform first time buyers and be part of the seminar.I wonder how long you speak and if you take Q & A?

Jul 08, 2009 02:21 AM
Sandy Fenton
Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker - Mount Kisco, NY
ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes

Jennifer - sounds like a well planned event.  Is this your first time doing this?  I am also interested to know if you speak as well. 

I keep thinking it is a great idea and I should set something up in my area, but the thought of speaking in front of an audience makes me a little nervous.  I am fine one on one, but I would probably not sleep the night before!  LOL

Please let us know how this turns out.

Sandy

Jul 08, 2009 02:14 PM
Ann Heitland
Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales

Our local affordable housing coalition has gone to online training for first-time homebuyers. There is nothing like a live session, in my opinion!

Jul 08, 2009 02:47 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Lloyd - My part will be about 20 minutes and will include Q&A.  I have also decided to interview a first time buyer couple who purchased a year ago, they will also talk about their experience before and after the purchase.

Sandy - I have done this before.  I am always nervous the first few minutes but then I get into it.  My advice is to be yourself.  One of my previous job involved training so that helps :)

Let me know if you want to do one, I would be delighted to be of help.

Ann - I agree the interaction is an important ingredient.  In a live session there are always questions that come up that benefits the attendees.

Jul 08, 2009 11:25 PM

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