As we near the close of a historic year for NYC’s housing market, demand for homes remains high. Our latest edition of the StreetEasy Home Buyer Series dissected what it takes to buy here and now. The first of our two Fall 2021 home buyer seminars covered the basics of buying in NYC, while the second detailed how to finance your NYC home purchase. Watch both below, then continue your home search on StreetEasy!

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Session 1: The Basics of Home-Buying in NYC 

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In our first event, StreetEasy economist Nancy Wu gave an overview of the current NYC housing market. She also offered helpful instructions for using StreetEasy data to make informed shopping decisions. Next, StreetEasy product manager Peter Lim explained the StreetEasy tools and features we created to make your home search more efficient.

Afterward, Compass agent and certified StreetEasy Expert Scott Savory joined to discuss how he helps New Yorkers go from dreaming about a home to successfully closing on one. He focused on three key stages every hopeful homeowner needs to navigate — and the industry pros you want to have in your corner for each. 

As a reminder: StreetEasy can help you discover and contact buyer’s agents, like Scott, who’ve qualified for the StreetEasy Experts program. These agents have verified experience in the buildings and areas you’re searching. Simply launch a search with one or more neighborhood filters, scroll to the bottom, and click “Match With Agent.” Or connect with an Expert right from a sales listing you’re interested in.

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Session 2: Financing Your NYC Home Purchase

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Our second webinar brought together two finance specialists to share best practices for a successful NYC home purchase. Tony Jao, a mortgage banker at Investors Bank, outlined do’s and don’ts on the road to preapproval for a mortgage. 

From there, viewers learned the essentials of setting a home-buying budget from financial advisor Amy Salo CFP®, CAP®, CExP™. A managing partner at Forest Hills Financial Group, Amy lent her perspective on why buyers need a financial planner. She also detailed some of the hidden costs that often take first-time New York buyers by surprise. 

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Thanks for tuning in to StreetEasy’s fall 2021 home buyer seminars! For in-depth resources, tips, and tools to ease the buying process, check out our complete guide to buying in NYC.

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