With housing costs unattainable to the majority of our community, access and understanding of the range of affordable housing opportunities is important for our real estate professionals and their clients. Join the Whatcom Association of REALTORS® as we explore Expanding Housing Opportunities with expert Jan Ellingson.
The course is designed to help real estate professionals understand affordable housing issues and their role in increasing housing opportunities and will be followed by a panel presentation with lending and affordable housing experts that can help get your clients on the pathway to homeownership.
8:00- Registration, light refreshments
8:30-12:30 Expanding Housing Opportunities Course
12:30-1:30 Lunch and Panel Discussion
Lunch Included with registration
The class is designed to: educate on the range of affordable housing opportunities and clients seeking them; increase students’ knowledge and understanding of how affordability impacts the housing market, their clients, their business, and their community; help students analyze affordable financing options through credible lenders, including local, state, federal, and non-profit assistance programs for buyers and renters; and teach students how to better leverage partnerships and resources to expand housing opportunities through workforce housing initiatives, green building concepts, and advocacy to benefit the student, their clients, and their communities.
This class is a 4-hour education course developed by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The class is designed for an audience of real estate professionals, but is open to all.