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‘Offseason Buying Strategies’ Added To Home Buyer Workshops For Winter


2016’s here, interest rates on mortgages (and everything else) are higher, and the Winter months may be your time to make big moves to stop renting.

UrbanLand Company’s popular Home Buyer Workshops get a topic change to reflect seasonal real estate market conditions. “In addition to $0 Down & other low Down Payment programs, we’ll be discussing Offseason Buying Strategies,” commented Gerard DiRuggiero, Principal Broker of UrbanLand Company. “With the cold of winter comes less competition from other buyers in the local real estate market. This is a time when 1st time home buyers using special financing have additional chances of successfully making a purchase.”

A percentage of buyers are eliminated from the marketplace during these ‘slower’ months. And home sellers still have their own timelines and goals that are unrelated to the weather. As a 1st time buyer, you need as little competition as possible when you’re actually putting out offers on homes, especially if you’re using $0 Down or other non-traditional financing. Programs like the DC Open Doors $0 Down program carry higher monthly payments due to mortgage insurance and administrative fees, making it challenging for 1st time buyers to bid over the listing price on a home or condo that matches their needs and budget.

The Workshops will also deal with topics like figuring out your real purchasing power, getting pre-qualified for financing, and how to actually shop for the right homes.

“Most new buyers don’t realize that, even if you’re approved to finance $350,000, that you don’t immediately go out and start looking at listings priced at $349,999,” said Gerard, “Our Agents quickly train our buyers and attendees to set your expectations lower. In this market, you may need to allow room to ‘bid up’ beyond the current listing price on homes that you seriously want to buy, even during the Winter months.”

ULC Buyer Workshops are available 2x weekly, every week.. Join us Tuesday nights at 5:30pm for our fast format After-Work Edition, or Saturday mornings at 10:00am. Location is 913 Florida Ave. NW.

To RSVP or confirm availability, email Info@UrbanLandCompany.com. If you would prefer a one-on-one session, we meet often privately on an individual basis! Just email us and ask the question!

Real Estate Buyer Workshops
tile-sat-workshops.pngSaturday DC/MD/VA $0 Down Homebuying + Offseason Buying Strategies: $0 Down Programs in DC/MD, 3.5% Down + optimizing your monthly payment.Sat. 1/16 10-11:30am | 913 Florida Ave, NW
tile-tues-workshop.png$0 Down Home Buying + Offseason Buying Strategies – DC/MD/VA After Work Edition: Get the scoop in a fast format that puts you on the path to ownership.Tues. 1/19 5:30-7pm | 913 Florida Ave, NW
tile-sat-workshops.pngSaturday DC/MD/VA $0 Down Homebuying + Offseason Buying Strategies: $0 Down Programs in DC/MD, 3.5% Down + optimizing your monthly payment.Sat. 1/23 10-11:30am | 913 Florida Ave, NW
tile-tues-workshop.png$0 Down Home Buying + Offseason Buying Strategies – DC/MD/VA After Work Edition: Get the scoop in a fast format that puts you on the path to ownership.Tues. 1/26 5:30-7pm | 913 Florida Ave, NW
tile-sat-workshops.pngSaturday DC/MD/VA $0 Down Homebuying + Offseason Buying Strategies: $0 Down Programs in DC/MD, 3.5% Down + optimizing your monthly payment.Sat. 1/30 10-11:30am | 913 Florida Ave, NW

RSVP at Info@UrbanLandCompany.com! Here’s some of the homes and condos our attendees have successfully purchased using our guidance and agent representation!

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