On Saturday, March 2, StreetEasy hosted its annual NYC First-Time Home Buyers’ Series. In its fourth year running, the event drew more than 600 first-time buyers from across the city.
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Couldn’t make it to the event? Not to worry. We’ve got a recording of the entire program, along with the presentations in PDF format, below.
The morning’s program was jam-packed, featuring:
- An overview of the current NYC housing market presented by StreetEasy Senior Economist Grant Long and StreetEasy Economist Data Analyst Nancy Wu, which starts at 3:30 in the video.
- A crash course on the home search and buying process presented by buyer’s agent Tyler Whitman of Triplemint. See his talk at 22:55.
- A tutorial on home financing from mortgage specialist Tony Jao of Investors Bank, starting at 39:30.
- A conversation on the legal technicalities of closing the deal with real estate attorney Rosalind Ting Kwast Esq. of Kwast Law, PLLC. The video of her talk starts at 55:30.
- A rundown of the home inspection and why it’s important with Jacqueline Gathers, Licensed Home Inspector at Pillar to Post, starting at 1:15:40.
- A Q&A panel in which our experts answer the audience’s questions about the home buying process in NYC. The video of the Q&A starts at 1:25:15.
After the main program, we invited attendees to the StreetEasy Home Buyer’s Hub, where they had the opportunity to meet with a variety of home-buying experts and ask individual questions. At the end of the day, attendees walked away with a wealth of knowledge about buying in NYC, some helpful literature on the different steps of the process, and even some cool swag.
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Thanks to everyone who joined us at this event, and happy home shopping!
Click here to view the full deck of slides from the event.
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