TIPS AND TOOLS FOR THE PROSPECTIVE NYC HOME BUYER FROM A LICENSED BROKER, A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY, A MORTGAGE CONSULTANT, AND A FINANCIAL ADVISOR.
Are you considering the purchase of your first New York City home? Perhaps you need more space, perhaps you’re down-sizing, perhaps you just want to put down roots.
On Thursday, October 18, equip yourself to navigate the city’s complex real estate market by attending “What Today’s Prospective NYC Home Buyer Needs to Know,” an Out Professionals workshop for singles and couples, complete with Q&A.
At the global headquarters of Compass, meet real estate agent Stephen Filipponi and his team: Real estate attorney Sarah Tadros Awad; mortgage consultant Brian Scott Cohen, of Wells Fargo; and financial advisor Matthew Martinho, of Merrill Lynch.
Among tonight’s topics:
- How to find the right agent
- Which is right for you: A coop? A condo? A townhouse?
- How do you become preapproved for a mortgage?
- What is the role of the mortgage broker?
- Visiting properties, negotiating the deal
- What to expect from a co-op board interview
- Contract signing and the attorney’s role
- What closing costs can you expect?
Whether you are a first-time buyer … trading up to a larger apartment … or downsizing to a pied a terre, this OP workshop helps prepare you for whatever challenges the sellers and their brokers may have in store.
Stephen Filipponi is a licensed real estate agent at Compass and a member of the Barak/Blackburn team, which was featured among the nation’s top 1,000 agents in 2017.
Brian Scott Cohen is a mortgage consultant at Wells Fargo, with over 13 years’ experience in home loans. He offers personal guidance every step of the way.
Sarah Tadros Awad is a NYC real estate attorney who specializes in working with first-time home buyers. Sarah ensures that clients are updated on the details of a transaction and works with lenders, realtors and other real estate professionals, ensuring that there is a solid team in place to cater to a client’s individualized needs.
Matthew Martinho, CRPC†® is a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor SM who focuses his practice on Financial Planning and Goals-Based Wealth Management.
†CRPC†®† and Chartered†Retirement†Planning†Counselor†SM† are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning
Compass, 90 Fifth Avenue at 14th Street. Subway: N/Q/R/W to Union Square/14th St, F/M to 14th St, L to 6th Avenue.
“What Today’s Prospective NYC Home Buyer Needs to Know,” an Out Professionals workshop for singles and couples, followed by Q&A. On Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Accompanied by light snacks, wine and soft drinks.
Nonmember, $20. Dues-paying Out Professionals Member, just $10. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. Register now to guarantee seating; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Advance ticketing ends at noon on October 18. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome, space permitting; cash only at the door.
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As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS admission tonight for just $75. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($125) and by registering in advance, enjoy tonight and other OP seminars and workshops, free! All sales final. Your membership helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT+ programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing.