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Authors: Ashley Watson

For students interested in no longer owing that monthly rent check, CSU’s Off-Campus Life is hosting a series of first-time homebuyers classes starting tonight that will teach students to find the right realtor, talk with lenders and evaluate credit ratings.

Knowing what type of investment –– price and type of home included –– you want to make and the idiosyncrasies of financing is vital to any first home-buying experience, several students agreed.

The class will offer information on:

  • How to find the right realtor,
  • Why purchasing a home can be an excellent investment,
  • Getting loans,
  • How to talk with lenders and realtors,
  • How credit ratings and scores can affect you, and
  • How to find the right home for you.

Tonight’s class is from 6 to 8 p.m. in room 195 of the Lory Student Center. Subsequent classes, a part of the three-part educational series, are scheduled for Feb. 9 and 16 at the same time.

The cost of the three-class package is $15 for students and $20 for non-students.

Presenters will be available to answer any questions about the purchasing process.

One student, junior music therapy major Rachel Carpenter, said she would consider buying a house sooner than graduation so that she didn’t have to pay so much in rent each year.

Staff writer Ashley Watson can be reached at news@collegian.com.

First-time Homebuyers Class

When: Tonight, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Lory Student Center Rm 195

Cost: Three-class package is $15 for students and $20 for non-students

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