Its spring and time for more real estate classes for investors (both new and experienced). We’ll be scheduling more classes soon. In fact, we are looking for your input… let us know what other classes you would like to see, where you’d like them held, and even what days/times are the best: Click here to take survey

Below are currently scheduled classes coming up in Monroe:

The Right Way to Buy Foreclosures – March 16

This class will teach you how to buy and profit from purchasing bank-owned and government owned properties. We’ll go over the foreclosure process in Washington State and the opportunities and pitfalls of buying properties at various stages in the process. You will learn how to find foreclosed properties and how to work with your real estate agent and how to negotiate with the bank. We will also cover financing options, including the rehab loan process. Although this class is designed for First Time Home Buyers, the techniques will also benefit new and seasoned investors, as well.

The Right Way to Sell or Buy Short-Sale Properties – March 30
Think you can’t sell your home or investment property because you owe more than it’s worth? Think you have to pay some expensive service up-front fees to negotiate with the bank? Think again. With patience and organization you can avoid foreclosure and get your bank to accept less than what is owed. Are you looking for a great deal on a home? If you have time and patience, purchasing a short sale may be your path to owning a new home or investment property. In this class we’ll explain what a short sale is. We’ll talk about the challenges for both sellers and buyers in the short sale process and the steps each party takes. We’ll also provide you resources that you can use when negotiating your short sale or when choosing to have a service negotiate for you. For buyers, we’ll cover the basics of financing, the offer process, and the steps you’ll need to take once your offer is accepted.

Landlord 101 – How to Successfully Invest in Real Estate – April 13
It’s a buyers’ real estate market, and that is good for potential and current investors. In the first half of the class we’ll introduce you to the various types of investment real estate, talk about how to identify a good investment property, how to negotiate, and how to finance the property. We’ll also cover investing in distressed and foreclosed properties. In the second half of the class we will go over ways to make sure your investment is truly successful. The instructors will help you identify ways to find and keep good tenants, and how to make sure you follow your legal and ethical obligations as a landlord. We will also talk about what to do when your landlord/tenant relationship doesn’t work out, and how to avoid the pitfalls in the eviction process.

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