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Save the Date: New Real Estate Continuing Education Courses

April 1, 2015

As members of the real estate community, many of us have started thinking about the trends and regulatory changes that will have a significant impact on the housing market this spring/summer.

As your trusted mortgage partner, we’re dedicated to bringing you the latest mortgage information and providing you with tools and resources you can use to navigate regulatory changes, enhance your business operations and sell more homes.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with our friends at Devon Title, an attorney-based title insurance and escrow service company based in Michigan, to host our largest continuing education seminar ever!

Here are the details:

  • What: Our spring seminar is a one-day event containing five different real estate continuing education courses. Not only will you gain critical, firsthand insight about the opportunities and challenges facing today’s homebuyers, you’ll have the opportunity to earn a total of six approved credit hours for real estate continuing education requirements.
  • Who: If you’re a member of the Southeast Michigan real estate community, we’d love to have you join us for this special event. This one-day session is designed to help you learn more about improving credit, structuring new home construction purchases, as well as positioning VA and 203(k) loans to buyers and sellers.
  • When: Thursday, April 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Where: Troy Community Center — 3179 Livernois Rd. Troy, MI 48083
  • Cost: $10 for the day

Here’s a preview of what you can expect to learn at each session:

VA Loan Course (Con-Ed Credit Hours: 2)

jay-mcmakenSpeaker: Jay McMaken, Director of Veteran Affairs & Operations, Ross Mortgage

Learn how to:

  • Debunk the common myths associated with VA loans
  • Overcome seller objections to VA offers
  • Give veterans a competitive advantage in multiple offer situations
  • Navigate rules and regulations regarding VA disability and VA funding fees

Click here for a sneak preview of Jay’s presentation and what other realtors have to say about attending this seminar.

203(k) The Rehab Way

(Con-Ed Credit Hours: 1)


Marc-EdelstienSpeaker: Marc Edelstein, Senior Loan Officer, Ross Mortgage

This session will discuss the following information:

  • Debunking myths about 203(k) loans
  • Streamline or Full: What’s the difference?
  • HUD Consultant vs. Home Inspectors
  • How to sell location, not layout
  • What repairs can be done?

Learn more about the benefits of 203(k) loans and how homebuyers can use this option to transform any house into their dream home.

Credit Intelligence

(Con-Ed Credit Hours: 2)

dave-sullivanSpeaker: Dave Sullivan, Credit Guy TV, Video Blog @


  • What you need to know about credit before showing your next house
  • The ONLY credit score improvement strategy that works every time
  • The best way handle student loan debt after graduation
  • Why there is no category for short sale and how it is being reported

Click here for a sneak preview of Dave’s presentation.

Keynote Lunch Presentation: Economics & Your Business

kentSpeaker: Kent Snyder, President-Financial Advisor of Kent Financial Group,
Principal Keynote Speaker at Economics Lite

What this session will cover: It is time to go back to school. We all strive for that competitive advantage while ignoring the importance of comparative advantage. “Do what you do best” is easy to say but difficult to apply with regard to the everyday lives of small business owners.

Understanding New Home Construction

(Con-Ed Credit Hours: 1) 

joeSpeaker: Joe Germilhac, Certified Home Inspector

Learn more about:

  • Common structural defects in new homes
  • Grading, roofing and exterior issues different from re-sale
  • Four categories of common issues found in new construction
  • Benefits of truss joist system & modern plastic water supply plumbing
  • What repairs can be done?


Interested in learning more about this continuing education series? Send us a message! See a course that interests you? Register before April 10 to reserve your seat. Click here to register!