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WA Home Buyer's Course
Your First Step Toward Home Ownership 

About the Class

The Washington State Housing and Finance Commission Sponsored Home Buyer's Education Course is your first step toward home ownership. Before you dive into your real estate purchase, it is important that you get a grasp on the home-buying process and the variety of loan programs available to you. Learning the basics will aid you throughout your home purchase and help keep you and your family out of trouble.

 

Attending one of these  FREE, interactive courses will give you the necessary knowledge and materials to make an informed home-buying decision. Each course is taught by an industry professional whose goal is to educate and assist you during these first steps.

Location:

The Howard Team at Fairway Independent Mortgage

32129 Weyerhaeuser Way South

 Suite 204

Federal Way, WA 98001

Available Dates:

Saturday November 4th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday March 16th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday January 20th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday May 18th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About the Class
Our Dedicated Instructors

Our Dedicated Instructors

WALTER HOWARD
NMLS 85438

LENDER, FAIRWAY MORTGAGE

Walter Howard is highly devoted to his clients, Realtor partners, and colleagues. He has been helping individuals buy or refinance their homes in the WA mortgage industry since 1999. Walter has been with Fairway since 2015, and loves the company's speed and customer service. Fairway’s response time to any inquiry, client or employee, is faster than any other company he has worked for.

LISA MCGREGOR

RE BROKER, SYNERGY PROPERTIES

Lisa Serrattos-McGregor is the owner and team lead of Synergy Properties at Keller Williams Puget Sound. A licensed broker for over 18 years, Lisa has sold over 1000 homes in the South Puget Sound, has been listed in the top 5% of RE professionals in the nation, and has been recognized as a 5-Star Professional in Real Estate by Seattle Magazine since 2009. She is dedicated to assisting clients with all their RE needs, big or small.

Course Overview

Objectives:

  • Discuss the steps to homeownership

  • Compare and Contrast owning vs. renting

  • Discover how much house you can afford 

  • Learn how to select a loan program

  • See how to get the best rate/ fee structure

  • Find out how much buying will cost 

  • Cover First-Time Homebuyer Program specifics  

  • Discuss the home inspection and appraisal processes

  • Learn the difference between short and regular sales

  • and More!

Course Overview
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

OUR REPUTATION

Each one of our instructors is an industry leader with many years of expertise under their belt. Attending a course taught by one of these esteemed professionals will ensure you receive a balanced and thorough education that will help you make informed decisions as a first-time home buyer.

WHAT'S YOUR REPUTATION?
ABSOLUTELY FREE

Please, leave your wallet at home! Each Washington State Home Buyer's Course is absolutely free of charge.

HOW MUCH DOES THE  CLASS COST?
COURSE LENGTH

Each Washington State Home Buyers Course is mandated to last 5 hours. We know this seems like a giant time-suck, but we promise the benefits of this course will make up for it!

HOW LONG IS THE CLASS?
SOLICITATION-FREE

Each one of our home buyer's classes is safe environment for for all attendees. Our instructors pledge not to solicit their services to you.

AM I STUCK  LISTENING TO A SALES PITCH?
WE'LL REACH OUT

After you submit your RSVP online, keep an eye out for a confirmation email from one of our instructors to confirm you have signed up correctly and have been admitted to the class.

HOW DO I KNOW I'VE SIGNED UP CORRECTLY?
BRING 'EM ALONG

Planning to purchase with a partner, friend, or family member? Please feel free to bring them with you to this course. Be sure to notify your instructor of any extra attendees when you complete your RSVP.

CAN I BRING A FRIEND OR RELATIVE?
BRING A LUNCH

Due to the nature of the Washington State Home Buyer's Course, it is highly encouraged you bring a packed lunch and water bottle to this 5-hour class.

SHOULD I BRING LUNCH ALONG?
SIGN UP HERE

To sign up for one of our home buyer's courses, visit the RSVP section below. 

WHERE DO I SIGN UP FOR THE CLASS?
WE DONT MAKE $

Our instructors don't push books, CDs, special programs, or anything of the sort... If you admire an instructor, hire them! That’s as close to making money as they get. Our mission is to educate the general public about the advantages and pitfalls of buying a home in the Puget Sound area. That's it!

HOW DO THE INSTRUCTORS MAKE MONEY FROM THIS CLASS?
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Upcoming Classes

2023

November

4

10:00am-3:00pm

2024

March

16

10:00am-3:00pm

2024

10:00am-3:00pm

20

January

2023

2024

May

18

10:00am-3:00pm

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