Learn how to buy an investment property and tips for landlording from real estate and mortgage professionals, and try some great beers from Hopshire Farm & Brewery, too!
When: March 19, 2017, 2 pm - 4 pm
Where: Coldwell Banker Preferred, Old City - 223-225 Market Street
Cost: $10 donation to the West Philly Tool Library, payable in advance
(you'll receive an information packet, tasting glass & lots of beer!)
What can I expect to learn?
We will have a real estate agent and a mortgage adviser on hand to give you the ins and outs of buying an investment property. You'll learn how to have your finances in order before you purchase, what it's really like to be a landlord, and much more. This will be interactive, as well, so once the liquid courage kicks in, feel free to ask all the questions you want ;-).
Do I need to be actively looking for an investment property right now?
Nope. We're going to bombard you with great beer, not "hard sell" techniques. Real estate can be a smart investment and great form of passive income, but it's not for everyone. It's smart to find out how the process works--even if you never pull the trigger yourself, it's great to be able to correct that know-it-all friend who's somehow an expert on every topic you try to talk about.
Why are you featuring beers from Hopshire Farm & Brewery?
Because we like beer, and so do you. Because we visited the Finger Lakes last Fall and the folks at Hopshire charmed our socks off. Because learning is always more fun when there's booze involved.
Why is our donation benefiting the West Philly Tool Library?
Because in addition to beer, we also love DIY projects (just check out the wood wall feature we made) and taking care of as many home repairs as we can without hiring someone to do the job for us. The WPTL is a lending library of tools (and not just the basics, like, the really good stuff, too--I'm talking cement mixers, tile saws, and everything else that would cost you a fortune to rent at a big box store). Their mission is to make the ongoing costs of owning a home affordable for everyone, and in our opinion, that's just dandy.
When we're done, can we talk about various scenarios which could result in a Targaryen on the Iron Throne?
Yes! We have so many thoughts! #thenorthremembers