home buyer seminars

New York City real estate is complicated! StreetEasy is here to help. (Peter Spiro/Getty Images)

If you’re interested in buying in New York City but need some assistance on navigating the complex process, we are here to help.

Join StreetEasy on Tuesday, October 27, and Thursday, October 29, for our Home Buyer Seminars — free courses breaking down exactly what it takes to buy in New York City right now.

These free webinars are designed to answer your questions about each of the key stages of the home-buying process during this unusual moment for NYC real estate. You can choose to attend all four seminars, or select to attend just those addressing the specific stages of the home-buying journey you’re most interested in learning more about.

Whether you’re just starting out, close to making an offer, or looking to sell, there’s a seminar for you! Register to attend, and read on for more about each seminar.

home buyer seminars


NYC’s Housing Market: By the Numbers

Join StreetEasy economist Nancy Wu for a timely overview of the NYC housing market. One of NYC real estate’s rising stars, Nancy is known for diving deep into the data — and emerging with key insights New Yorkers can put to use. Her report will cover questions like: Is now the right time to buy? Has the market bottomed out? Could I negotiate a bigger price cut? Afterward, Nancy will be available to field your questions in real time.


Expert Perspective: The Buying Process

Hear from Aaron Seawood, a local real estate agent at Triplemint with considerable buy-side experience. Aaron will cover how successful buyers search, tour, and even put in an offer in the era of COVID-19. He’ll also lay out the benefits of having a buyer’s agent on your side, plus useful criteria to help you determine when an in-person tour is truly worth your time. As always, attendee questions are welcome!


Expert Perspective: Preparing Your Finances

Tune in for a panel discussion built for New Yorkers in the early stages of buying.  We’ll be joined by Tony Jao, a mortgage banker for Investors Bank. Topics will include the road to pre-approval, interest rates, and the financial aid options at your disposal. Looking to buy on a budget? Get expert answers to these questions and more, or submit your own.

Seminar 4: THURSDAY OCTOBER 29, 4 P.M. ET

Expert Perspective: How to Close

Get the inside scoop from an attorney with firsthand knowledge of what it takes to close on a home in NYC. Jean Chou, Principal Attorney at JLC & Associates, shares her professional insights into the final, often-underestimated step of the home-buying process. Learn the legal pitfalls to avoid, and how to determine when it’s time to hire a real estate attorney.

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