Free Home Buying Class


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  • Free Home Buying Class

    1. 1. Home-Buying Class Presented by Pam O’Connor-Smith & Kelley Sweet
    2. 2. Meet Name, Name & Name Kelley Sweet Redfin Agent ● 16 Redfin buyers & sellers ● 4.5 star rating (12 reviews) Pam O’Connor Smith Redfin Agent ● 241 Redfin buyers & sellers ● $352K median home price ● 4.5 star rating (47 reviews)
    3. 3. About Redfin A better way to buy & sell On Your Side Redfin Agents are paid based on your satisfaction, not commission, so your interests always come first. Smarter & Faster Move quickly and confidently with our easy online tools and the most complete and accurate home sales data available. You Get More Get full service and better results while saving thousands in fees. 100% Team Support You’ll work with a team of real estate pros, so there’s always someone ready to help.
    4. 4. Agenda 1. Local Real Estate Trends 2. Home-Buying Process 3. Recap 4. Conclusion
    5. 5. #1. Local Real Estate Trends
    6. 6. (Market) Real Estate Overview Median List Price $492K Median List $/Sq. Ft. $145 Median Sale Price $364K Median Sale $/Sq. Ft. $131 Median Sale/List 97.4% Average Number of Offers 1.5 Average Down Payment 41.2% Number of Homes Sold 891 Calculated using the last 90 days
    7. 7. Trending: Bidding Wars
    8. 8. New Construction
    9. 9. Foreclosures & Short Sales
    10. 10. #2. Home-Buying Process
    11. 11. Before You Buy ● Rent vs. own ● Length of ownership ● Life changes (family, job) ● Personal finances
    12. 12. Overview of the Home-Buying Process 1. Research 2. Search for Homes 3. Finance Your Home 4. Make Your Offer 5. Closing Process
    13. 13. 1. Research • Home wish list • Location & neighborhoods • Mortgage loans & pre-approval • Real estate agents & reviews
    14. 14. 2. Search for Homes • Create a wish list for home features • Check out open houses • See homes in person on home tours • Save searches on Redfin and get notifications on the Redfin app & email
    15. 15. See Homes in Person 21
    16. 16. 3. Finance Your Home • Review your finances • Check your credit score • Find the right loan • Get pre-approved
    17. 17. Latest Mortgage Rates Type of Loan August 14, 2014 August 7, 2014 30-Year Fixed 4.12% 4.14% 15-Year Fixed 3.24% 3.27% 5/1 ARM 2.97% 2.98% 1-Year ARM 2.36% 2.35%
    18. 18. Break! ● Pam O’Connor-Smith ● Kelley Sweet
    19. 19. 4. Make Your Offer • Pricing & comparables • Common contingencies • Negotiations • Mutual acceptance
    20. 20. 5. Closing Process • Inspection • Appraisal • Financing & approval • Title • Closing!
    21. 21. The Closing Process Success! The seller has agreed with your price and terms. You’ve achieved mutual acceptance. Deposit your earnest money to prove you’re serious about the offer. The seller will disclose any known problems with the property. The home’s owner history and title for liens, encroachments, and easements is reviewed. Schedule a professional home inspection. Your agent will have recom- mendations. Select your lender and submit your loan within three days of mutual acceptance. Take your final walkthrough to look for any issues since the inspection. Sign all of the paperwork at your signing appointment. Get your keys, take possession, and start moving! Receive your Redfin commission refund. Complete the Redfin survey for your agent.
    22. 22. Home Inspection
    23. 23. Congratulations, You bought a home!
    24. 24. #3. Recap
    25. 25. Home Buying Timeline
    26. 26. #4. Conclusion
    27. 27. So, What Now? Make sure it’s the right time to buy for you. Find an agent & get pre-approved for a loan. Search for homes on & mobile app. See homes in person & make an offer. Buy a home!
    28. 28. Get More From Redfin • Explore our online tools, including a home affordability calculator to find out how much you can afford, and the home value tool to see how much a home is worth. • Take Redfin with you: Download the Redfin app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. • Claim your home on Redfin and receive monthly home reports. • Sell your home: Work with a Redfin Agent to sell your home and get free professional photography and online marketing to all the right buyers — for a 1.5% listing fee. • Check out more classes, including market trends, mortgages, home selling classes, and more at
    29. 29. Thanks for Coming!