SEMINARS

The Minnesota Real Estate Team strongly believes in the importance of offering informative buying and selling seminars for those interested in real estate here in the Twin Cities area. As a result of this belief, the team has consistently offered these free seminars over the past six years on a monthly basis.

Perhaps you are a real estate investor looking to learn more about how to begin? Maybe you are first time home buyer simply wanting to understand the buying process and learn more about home ownership. Perhaps you are buyer interested in how to use a 203k loan to help you fix up a property and make it the home of your dreams.

Whatever your real estate question may be, our team is pleased to offer these free seminars below. These seminars are at "France Place" which is at 3601 Minnesota Drive, Bloomington, MN 55435. This building is on the northeast corner of the France/494 intersection (right behind Fuddruckers). We will have these seminars in the main conference room on the ground floor. The conference room is labeled "Training Center 175." When entering the building from the north side, it is immediately on your left hand side.
 
Lastly, to register for any of these events, please fill out the form below noting which seminar you would like to attend. Or if you have any questions about these events, call 612-294-6949, or email Ryan@MnRealEstateTeam.com.
 
1. Real Estate Investing 101 Seminar - Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 - 6:30-8 PM
With prices and interest rates low, as well as the large number of bank owned and short sale properties for sale here in the Twin Cities, real estate investors are realizing this market is one of opportunity. At this Investment Property 101 seminar, Ryan O'Neill will go over the process of becoming a real estate investor. From his experience of owning 14 rental properties, many since 2001, Ryan will go over the "ins and outs" of investment property. At this seminar, we will also offer insight on what the current financing guidelines are for investment property, how a real estate investor decides upon what type of loan product to choose, and what options are available, from commercial loans, to rehab loans, to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This is a great event if you have any interest in simply learning about fix and flip or buy and hold investment property here in Minnesota.
 
Click Here to Register For Seminar or call 612-294-6949
Future Dates: August 15
 
2. The New Construction 101 Workshop - Future Date TBD
All too often when someone undertakes a new construction project, their expectations fail to survive the collision with reality. The end result can be undue stress and frustration during the process and coming in a little or even a lot over budget at the end. If new construction is something you are considering, then this workshop will give you what you need to decide if this is the right path for you. If you have already made the choice to build, then you'll learn how to navigate the process effectively, enjoy the experience along the way, and end up building the home of your dreams on-time and on-budget. At this seminar we will cover: how to select the right Realtor and the role they will play throughout the project, how to choose a lender, the ins and outs of financing new construction, and how to get the best rate, the difference between big builders vs. local and how to pick the right builder for you, the budgeting and design process including how to decipher and compare different builder's bids, the keys to staying on budget and possibly saving money along the way, what you need to know about lot selection and purchasing, and the 7 stages of construction you need to know once construction starts on your new home. Video about this event is here.
 
Click Here to Register For Seminar or call 612-294-6949
 
3. Real Estate Investing 101.5 Seminar - How We Do It - Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 - 6:30-8 PM
After your research is done, the question is: Now how do I put this all together? Come and join Dan Myers of RE/MAX Advantage Plus and The Minnesota Real Estate Team as he guides you through the complete process of real estate investing. Dan started out in our Investment Property 101 Seminar a few years back. During the course of his first year, Dan purchased 7 investment properties with our team. He then went on and earned his Real Estate License and is now helping other investors to purchase investment properties. Dan will walk you through the complete investment property buying process, step by step with print outs, TISH reports, contractor bids, rehab loans and cash flow analysis spreadsheets. You will see how the whole process is put together, down to the expected monthly cash flow of a property. Ask your questions or ask for more information. As usual, there is not cost, no obligation, just great information for you as a real estate investor. Hope to see you there.
 
Click Here to Register For Seminar or call 612-294-6949
Future Dates: September 26
 
4. Buying Power for First Time Home Buyers - Thursday, July 20th, 2017 - 6:30-8 PM
With interest rates at record lows, prices of homes for sale here in the Twin Cities having dropped over the last number of years as well, an outstanding buying opportunity is present for first time home buyers here in our market. Often times, buyers can now own a home for less than they are paying in rent. At this first time buyer seminar, we will examine the entire buying process from the financing standpoint: from determining what down payment assistance programs may be available to you as a buyer, to helping you determine what amount of home you can buy, to learning more about the process of beginning to search for properties. Charlie Leimer of The Minnesota Real Estate Team will take you through the process of working with a real estate agent: from the first meeting over coffee to learn more about you and what you are looking for in a home, to the process of looking at properties, making an offer, and moving forward to the day of closing.
 
Click Here to Register For Seminar or call 612-294-6949
Future Dates: July 20
 
5. Real Estate Investing 201 Seminar -  Forming and Maintaining a Business Entity - New Date TBD
We invite you to join us for this seminar on Forming and Maintaining a Business Entity, presented by business and real estate law attorney Matthew Engel. Perhaps the most significant non-tax advantage of forming a business entity (LLC or S Corp) is its limited liability protection. Absent an agreement to the contrary (such as a loan guarantee), business entity owners should not be personally liable for the entity's obligations.  The most common business entity formed today is the Limited Liability Company (LLC). Care must be taken to act like a LLC to receive the protections of a LLC.  Observance of the required company formalities is an important step in ensuring that the company is treated as a separate entity from its owners.  In some instances, failure to observe these formalities can result in the owners being held personally liable for the business debts and liabilities of the LLC.
 
Click Here to Register For Seminar or call 612-294-6949
 
6. Fixin' to Stay? Use a 203k - Future Date TBD
With so many of the homes in our local market needing repair, buyers have been more frequently been using a loan product called a FHA 203k to purchase and rehabilitate a home. As an example: perhaps you find the home of your dreams but it needs so much work and you don't have the immediate cash to do the repairs. At this seminar, you will learn how to turn this home that appears to be more of a fixer upper, into the home you have always wanted. With this 203k loan, you are able to roll eligible upgrades and repairs into the mortgage.
 
Click Here to Register For Seminar or call 612-294-6949

If you have the chance, tune in to The Minnesota Real Estate Show, Saturdays, 10 - 11 AM, on Twin Cities NewsTalk AM 1130. Feel free to call in with any and all real estate related questions. We are on every Saturday! Give us a call at 612-294-6949, www.MnRealEstateShow.com.