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Real Estate — Real Results: Things to Consider when buying, selling or Investing in Real Estate
Tuesday April 19, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, OH 45246
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Things to Consider when Buying, Selling or investing in Real Estate 
There are many things to consider when buying a house, selling a house, or investing in real estate. You will hire a real estate agent guide you in each step of the home buying/selling process, to assure the contract and negotiation components are handled to your specifications, and to protect your interests. 

A mortgage loan advisor will pre-qualify you for the right home loan. An inspector will assure the home selected is structurally sound and within applicable codes. And a title agent will assure the house you selected, inspected and financed is cleared from all other claims and liens. 

In many ways then, even a repeat home buyer/seller is a first time buyer/seller. It is important that the agents and professionals you select represent you and your best interests. The average person is in their home for more than a decade

EmpowerU is pleased to present a panel of subject matter experts to explain their roles and provide tips in preparation and completion of buying your dream home. 

Given the private nature of finances there will be time for private questions for each speaker. 

We'll even feed you! 


Aaron Binik-Thomas-Realtor 
Aaron is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Cincinnati. In addition to being a licensed real estate salesperson, Aaron holds a degree in construction management as well as a certification in HVAC. Previous to becoming an agent, Aaron worked as a sales person for a local real estate investor. His previous experience selling fixer-uppers has given him a very unique understanding of how to value homes and their market potential. These skill sets have proven invaluable to his clients, whether a buyer, seller or investor. 

Drew Stacey-Mortgage and Lending 
Drew Stacey has been a lender for 9 years, and with Talmer Bank for 6 years as a Vice President and Mortgage Consultant.  Drew can offer, FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA, JUMBO, grant loans, construction loans, Doctor Loans - pretty much any kind of loan currently on the market we are participating in.  We also do portfolio lending, meaning that we will lend on a more common sense approach to clients who's needs may be a little outside of the box from the previously listed options.  Service, rates, and our ability to underwrite every loan we do in our office is what allows us to separate ourselves from the competition year after year.  Drew has been named to the Top 100 Individual Lenders in the US every single year from 2008 - current with volume averaging around 90 million. Drew and Talmer bank help approximately 350 new clients a year secure a new home or refinance.

Garret Gerard-Home Inspection 
Garrett is the owner and operator of Gerard Home Inspections. In his free time, he builds and customizes cabinets and furniture which has helped him develop an eye for the craftsmanship and mechanics that makes a house a home. Garrett goes the extra mile for his clients, and even obtained Kentucky home inspection certification since Ohio does not require licensing for home inspectors. He is also licensed in inspection of Wood Destroying insects and Radon. 

Lisa Williams-Title/Escrow 
Lisa is known as one of the most connected people in Cincinnati real estate. Working as the closing agent and notary for Allstate Title, Lisa is the final step in the home buying/selling process. Her experience working with most of the Realtors and Lenders in Cincinnati has proven paramount to the ease of a person largest transaction of a lifetime. Lisa is always available to walk buyers and sellers through the sometimes confusing pile of paperwork at the closing table. 

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