Pro tips on buying a home in Brooklyn, over beers, Dec. 7




It’s not easy for the average person to purchase a home in Brooklyn, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible, especially when you begin the process well informed. To help you get a leg up in this competitive market, and get your finances in order before the new year, we’re bringing our crash course on the basics of home buying back to Brooklyn Brewery on Monday, Dec. 7.

You’ll get solid advice from a team of pros—Realty Collective founder Victoria Hagman and Realty Collective agent Tina Fallon; real estate attorney Michael Moshan and Sterling National Bank mortgage bankers Mark Maimon and Gabi Feuer —in a setting that is far more relaxed than your last crowded open house.

Since we last met there’ve been a few changes in the market we’ll bring you up to speed on, like new financial disclosure requirements that are slowing down the mortgage process and making it a bit more onerous than before. On the plus side, home prices are leveling a little from their stratospheric heights this spring—so take advantage of the timing and get some guidance before you go forth and find your own digs.

Here’s what you’ll learn over Brooklyn beers on Dec. 7:
-Who protects you and helps you get the best deal
-How to position yourself as a bonafide buyer in a competitive market
-The importance of finding the right lender
-What to do when you have bad or less than stellar credit
-The steps to obtaining a pre-approval and mortgage
-The offer/acceptance process
-The difference between a condo vs. co-op (and how to pass a co-op board)

Tickets are $10 in advance, and include one beer. Doors open at 7:30pm, the evening begins shortly afterward.

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