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All Real Estate Related Classes


Real Estate Investing
Have you ever heard the old saying, "Buy low, sell high?" News stories about the softening real estate market might scare away some novice investors. Experienced investors, however, recognize weak markets as opportunities to pick up bargains. When there are more sellers than buyers, your chances of getting a good deal go way up. In fact, many investors make more money in a down market than in a strong one. In many areas, now is the time to buy before prices start climbing again. In this course, you'll learn how to make money in any area, in good times and bad, even if you have little money to start with.
Instructor: ed2go
Area of Town: Online class. More info or to register: www.ed2go.com/llu
Price:               $95
Class #Class Dates
Y1935-ONLNNew 6 week courses start the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Two new lessons are released weekly (for total of 12).

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Real Estate Investing II: Financing Your Property
Discover the tools professional investors use to crunch numbers and analyze potential deals, and learn how to make better decisions with sophisticated, yet easy-to-use worksheets for doing your own financial analysis.
Instructor: ed2go
Area of Town: Online class. More info or to register: www.ed2go.com/llu
Price:               $95
Class #Class Dates
Y1940-ONLNNew 6 week courses start the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Two new lessons are released weekly (for total of 12).

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Real Estate Law
Learn the basics of real estate law, including investing, title searching, and mortgages.
Instructor: ed2go
Area of Town: Online class. More info or to register: www.ed2go.com/llu
Price:               $95
Class #Class Dates
Y1945-ONLNNew 6 week courses start the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Two new lessons are released weekly (for total of 12).

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Stage Your Home to Sell (Greenway Plaza Area)
Allow your home to sell itself. Before you list your home or market it for sale, you must stage (arrange the interior and create a clean slate). Learn why and how. Save time and money. Don't hire a professional. Do-it-yourself and have fun. Learn the tricks of the trade. Discover what the essentials are and where to acquire them. First impressions count. Bring pictures of your home to class if available.
Instructor: Tommy Thompson
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $35
Class #Class Dates
Z1803A1 Mon 7-9:30pm Feb 23
Z1803B1 Mon 7-9:30pm Mar 30

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Staging Your Home For More Dollars (Woodlands Area)
Are you planning to sell, or has your house been on the market for more days on MLS then other homes in your neighborhood? Anxious to sell? Professionally staged homes spend 89% less time on market.With effective staging it can boost prices by 20% to 50%! Give your buyers that immediate wow factor when your front door opens. Explore the instructors many sources so you can stage your home for less money.
Instructor: Deborah Healon
Area of Town: The Woodlands: Research Forest Dr/Six Pines Dr
Price:               $49 + $10 for handouts
Class #Class Dates
Z1805A1 Fri 12:30-1:30pm Jan 16
Z1805B1 Fri 12:30-1:30pm Feb 13
Z1805C1 Mon 12:30-1:30pm Mar 2
Z1805D1 Mon 10-11am Mar 30

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Home Buying 101--How to Save Thousands Buying a Home
Take a comprehensive look at home buying, learn to avoid common costly mistakes and make a good purchase. This class will cover free government grants and how much they will pay you to buy a home. Do you need a loan? Find out when to obtain one? Learn how to choose the best loan terms for you. Through this class, you'll learn how to choose your home: a foreclosure, new home, resale, or For Sale By Owner. Receive information that can save you thousands in interest, overpayments and repairs. This class will give you all the information to make a choice that will be best for you and your family.
Instructor: Sadaf Sultan
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $FREE (including private credit consultation & credit report) + $10 optional course material
Class #Class Dates
Z1822A1 Sat 10am-noon Jan 10
Z1822B1 Sat 10am-noon Feb 7
Z1822C1 Sat 10am-noon Mar 14
Z1822D1 Sat 10am-noon Apr 11

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

How to Buy a House
One of the most important investment decisions of your life--purchasing a home--is often made without any understanding of how to go about it. In this simple, comprehensive workshop, understand how the system works, what resources are available, and what the total costs are. Topics include: 1) home finance; 2) home selection; 3) agent selection--seller's agent, buyer's agent, or intermediary; 4) resale, new construction, for sale by owner; and 5) contract to closing. Learn the options, resources and opportunities available.
Instructor: Tom Villanueva
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $FREE + $5 material fee paid at class
Class #Class Dates
Z1841A1 Thurs 7-9pm Jan 29 & 1 Sat 10am-noon Jan 31
Z1841B1 Thurs 7-9pm Feb 26 & 1 Sat 10am-noon Feb 28
Z1841C1 Thurs 7-9pm Mar 26 & 1 Sat 10am-noon Mar 28

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Buying the Older Home--How to Find a Diamond in the Rough
Are you concerned that homes in Houston are no longer affordable and that rising home prices are preventing you from purchasing a home? Curious to know how to purchase "fixer uppers" as seen on HGTVs Flip or Flop? Find out what features to look for in a home to determine if it's a deal or a dud. Learn how to find your real estate jewel in Houston.
Instructor: Ramonica Caldwell
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $25
Class #Class Dates
Z1844A1 Wed 6:30-8:30pm Feb 4
Z1844B1 Wed 6:30-8:30pm Apr 15

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Purchasing New Construction Homes
Thinking of purchasing a new home from a builder? There are many things you should evaluate: Do you have the general knowledge it takes to review the builder contracts, inspect the property or obtain financing? Most builders don't use standard real estate forms. Learn how you can negotiate the best terms and what aspects of the contract are negotiable. This overview class will help you become an educated buyer for your next home.
Instructor: Eric Caldwell
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $24
Class #Class Dates
Z1847A1 Sat 10am-noon Jan 17
Z1847B1 Sat 10am-noon Mar 21

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Cashing in on Foreclosures
Do you want to learn how to start making money with foreclosures right now regardless of your financial situation? Learn proven methods for acquiring or selling distressed property and how the foreclosure process really works. Ask questions, get real answers, and receive individual attention that will ensure that you receive a thorough understanding of how to: buy property before, at, or after the auction as well as steps one can take that may save their home from the auction block.
Instructor: Linda Muscarello
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $99 + $10 workbook
Class #Class Dates
Z1855A1 Mon & 1 Tues 6:30-9pm Jan 19, 20
Z1855B1 Mon & 1 Tues 6:30-9pm Mar 16, 17

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Cashing in on Foreclosures--Title Research
Dangerous and costly pitfalls will confront everyone purchasing real estate. Don't let them catch you by surprise and cost you thousands of dollars. Learn how to navigate, on the computer, your way through IRS liens, judgments, bankruptcies and more. Your instructor will show you how you can research properties at home on the Internet. Learn how to quickly qualify deals and minimize mistakes. Learn how to locate the owners of abandoned properties and find out who really is on the title. Research your own properties or work from home researching properties for investors. NOTE: If you have a laptop, you are welcome to bring it to class.
Instructor: Linda Muscarello
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $99 + $10 workbook
Class #Class Dates
Z1860A1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Jan 22
Z1860B1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Mar 19

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Cashing in on Foreclosures--Hands-On Field Training
In this field-training experience, learn to navigate through the marketing and negotiating matrix. You will go door knocking at homes that are scheduled for auction. Learn how to inform homeowners of available options that may help them keep their home or help them move on if a win-win sale is what they want. Receive a script from the instructor and role play together! It's not at all scary when you know what to do and what not to do. Have fun while learning to participate in this very serious business. Your instructor will hold your hand through it all. NOTE: The first 12 students who sign up for this class have priority for field trip times.
Instructor: Linda Muscarello
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $99 + $10 workbook
Class #Class Dates
Z1865A1 Sat 10:30am-4pm Mar 21

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

No Commission Real Estate
If you are looking to avoid excessive realtor commissions, sell your home faster or learn tips about selling your home in a "sellers" market, this is the perfect class for you. A team of professionals will be on hand to answer questions about pricing, paperwork, marketing, inspections, and financing. NOTE: If you choose to advertise your home through the For Sale by Owner magazine, your course fee will be applied to the cost of your ad. Whether you are buying or selling, you can save thousands of dollars by doing it yourself.
Instructor: Gary Bisha
Area of Town: Memorial Park: Wescott/Memorial Dr
Price:               $27 per person; $46 per couple
Class #Class Dates
Z1872A1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Jan 22
Z1872B1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Feb 19
Z1872C1 Thurs 6:30-9pm Mar 19

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Make Money Thru an Estate Sale (Greenway Plaza Area)
You can make money on your treasures. It may seem like a daunting task, but experienced seller Deborah Healon has tips for you to ease the process when downsizing or moving. Learn what happens during a 2 day sale, how to organize and display contents, pricing, advertising, and how to do research, evaluations and inspections. Find out if you should staff the sale or hire security. Discuss what happens to items you don't sale, and how to get tax advantages. Enjoy this fresh approach to estate liquidation and learn the tricks of the trade. NOTE: This class is an educational tool on sales and does not give legal advice.
Instructor: Deborah Healon
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $49 + $10 for handouts
Class #Class Dates
Z2002A1 Sat 10-11am Jan 10
Z2002B1 Mon 6:30-7:30pm Jan 12
Z2002C1 Mon 6:30-7:30pm Feb 2
Z2002D1 Mon 6:30-7:30pm Mar 9
Z2002E1 Mon 6:30-7:30pm Apr 6

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Make Money Thru an Estate Sale (The Woodlands)
You can make money on your treasures. It may seem like a daunting task, but experienced seller Deborah Healon has tips for you to ease the process when downsizing or moving. Learn what happens during a 2 day sale, how to organize and display contents, pricing, advertising, and how to do research, evaluations and inspections. Find out if you should staff the sale or hire security. Discuss what happens to items you don't sale, and how to get tax advantages. Enjoy this fresh approach to estate liquidation and learn the tricks of the trade. NOTE: This class is an educational tool on sales and does not give legal advice.
Instructor: Deborah Healon
Area of Town: The Woodlands: Research Forest Dr/Six Pines Dr
Price:               $49 + $10 for handouts
Class #Class Dates
Z2003A1 Mon 1:30-2:30pm Jan 26
Z2003B1 Mon 10:30-11:30am Feb 2
Z2003C1 Mon 10:30-11:30am Mar 9
Z2003D1 Mon 10:30-11:30am Mar 30

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Basic Home Plumbing--Save $, Save Water
That drip is costing you money and you can probably fix it yourself. Take the mystery out of the plumbing you depend on every day. Stop problems before they start. Most plumbing maintenance and repairs in your home are simple and easy. Learn how faucets, drains, toilets and hot water heaters work. Discover the differences and pitfalls between PVC, copper and iron pipe. Take apart examples of faucets and drain assemblies and see how they work.
Instructor: Stephen Ruback
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $53
Class #Class Dates
Z5972A1 Thurs 7-9:30pm Feb 26

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Home Electrical--Basic Safety & Repair
Be sure your home electrical system is safe. You can take the mystery out of the electricity you depend on every day when you understand how it works. Most simple electrical repairs are safe and easy when you understand basic guidelines. Learn about wires, switches, outlets, lights, and simple appliances. Discover what you need to know to protect electronic gadgets like computers and sound systems.
Instructor: Stephen Ruback
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $53
Class #Class Dates
Z5974A1 Thurs 7-9:30pm Mar 5

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Stop Ignoring Your Largest Investment--Your Home
Understand the single largest threat to your home. Preserve your single largest investment before it becomes a money pit. Learn what to look for when you do your monthly maintenance walk-around! Maintenance and repairs cost more when ignored. Owners, save money and avoid rip-offs. Sellers, avoid a lost sale from ugly surprises. Buyers, this class will show you critical items, and help you see what you're really buying. Learn how to choose the right inspector.
Instructor: Stephen Ruback
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $53
Class #Class Dates
Z5975A1 Thurs 7-9:30pm Mar 12

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

   
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