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AVOIDING IDENTITY THEFT: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH (LPF 0110): Identity theft has rapidly grown to become one of the most widespread crimes in the world and is more than simply stealing financial assets. You will receive information about the basic, commonsense steps necessary to protect your identity and assets. After 30 years in technology, George Vroustouris now focuses primarily on Identity Management including individual privacy rights, security, web identity, digital assets, and reputation management. He is a nationally certified identity protection advisor through the Identity Management Institute Center for Identity Governance.

FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER AND DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LPF 0305): Are you a first-time home buyer? Do you need assistance for your down payment? This two-hour course offers valuable insights in the process of home ownership. Learn everything you need to know about buying your first home. Learn the roadblocks and become familiar with contracts, closing costs, inspections, appraisals, income requirements, gifts for down payments, ways to get down payment assistance, grant programs, interest rates, credit requirements, and negotiating with banks and sellers.

INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE (LPF 0304): Whether you are a novice or a seasoned investor looking to invest in real estate, you will gain valuable insights into the process of purchasing of investment properties. Learn everything you need to know about buying your first rental property and start building your real estate portfolio. Learn what to look for in foreclosed properties. Learn the roadblocks and become familiar with contracts, closing costs, inspections, appraisals, down payments, interest rates, credit requirements, and negotiating with banks and sellers. This class will be a valuable tool to begin your investing in real estate.

PURCHASING A VACATION PROPERTY, SECOND HOME, OR RETIREMENT PROPERTY (LPF 0306): Learn about the best way to purchase your own vacation home or second home. Understand bank requirements for buying and managing your vacation home or second home. We will cover down payments, credit requirements, affordability, and the specific rules for purchasing different types of vacation homes or second homes. This is not a class on buying or owning time shares.

SELL YOUR HOME FOR TOP DOLLAR IN TODAY’S MARKET (LPF 0307): Prepare your home for sale and get it sold, on your own or with an agent. This class gives you step-by-step instructions on preparing your home for today’s competitive market, determining current home values, home staging, advertising that really works, and holding a successful Open House. We’ll also cover required disclosures, the Residential Real Estate Contract and how to handle inspections.


Please note, not all courses are offered every semester.