Upcoming Real estate classes

Presented in Part by Marie Presti

A First-Timer's Guide to Home or Condo Buying

In today’s real estate market, it’s more important than ever to be knowledgeable before purchasing a home or condo. Get an overview of the entire process, from finding the perfect neighborhood and selecting a real estate broker, to obtaining favorable financing and hiring an attorney to protect your investment. We’ll teach you how the rights and responsibilities of condo owners differ from those of homeowners,and review the primary legal documents related to each. This course’s unbiased, comprehensive approach can help you avoid disastrous situations from the loss of your hard-earned deposit to buying a property with latent defects such as termites, lead paint, or water damage.

January 31st 2017 6:00pm to 9:00pm, & February 7th 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Also May 9th 6:00pm to 9:00pm & May 16th 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Becoming a Real Estate Agent: Do You Have What It Takes?

Discover what it takes to become a Real Estate Agent with this introduction from a Pro who has 14 years of experience. Learn the skills that you’ll need to thrive in this profession, about Massachusetts’ licensing requirement, how to select a brokerage that’ll help you find your first clients.

Tuesday 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on January 10th, 2017 at the NewtonCommunity Education

Downsizing Made Easy

Thinking of downsizing but don’t know all the options? When you’re at the point when you’re all alone in a house, or the costs or effort to maintain your home are more than you can handle, you may want to consider downsizing. But how to do you do it? Where should you go? A condo, smaller home, or retirement community? Do you sell first and then buy a smaller home? Or vice versa? Stay in town, or move south? Listen to our expert talk about the options, the process, and the financial considerations to downsizing, so when you’re ready, you can make a more informed decision.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Russian School of Math, Floor, Classroom 14

Selling Your House for More in Today’s Market

Are you thinking about selling your house? Learn the steps you should take before you put your home on the market. Get an insider's advice on real estate trends, the best times of year to sell a house, and inexpensive ways to spruce up your home so it looks its best to potential buyers. You'll even get tips on how to prepare for open houses and how to negotiate the best price. Don't even think about selling your house without taking this class first. 

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newton North High School, 2nd floor, 251

What prior students say about the class...

- Feel Very confident, ready to start the home buying experience. – Megan .K

- Very good overview of information of buying a house and very attentive to answering specific questions. – Lilith .S

- An Entertaining and informative introduction to the world of home-buying! – Nathaniel .L

- Great Class! Learned so much from Marie, Justin, and David to prepare myself for this adventure. – Kaitlin .C

- I came to the class ignorant to the home buying process and I now feel more comfortable with it all. Having the knowledge is comforting. -Stacy G

-Marie seriously knows her stuff, and she is clear believer in helping her clients. You will learn a lot! - Lindsay .C  

- Great team to learn from! All presenters were exception in their fields and made themselves accessible but not in a pushy way , which makes me more inclined to reach out to them as I start my home buying process. Thanks for getting my wheels turning with all the great info! - Kara .T

For more information and to register for Newton Community Education Classes,http://www2.newtoncommunityed.org/