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Neighborhood stabilization is a critical element of the Cuyahoga Land Bank’s work and requires a healthy amount of homeownership in the areas we serve. In fact, homeownership is a driving force to equity, civic participation, increased property value and lower crime rates in all communities.

Our partner group Realty Reimagined is more than a team of Realtors, more than a place to find a home in Northeast Ohio. Realty Reimagined is ultimately dedicated to advocating for homebuyers by providing them with the necessary educational tools and resources to make homeownership simple and successful.

In fact, without the right team invested in your home buying success, the process can be confusing and frustrating. To help keep your process smooth and happy, Realty Reimagined has crafted a series of educational courses and events to connect buyers to the necessary purchasing tools. Here is a look at Realty Reimagined tools and offerings.

Pre-Approval Clinics

A Pre-Approval Clinic is a unique event providing a wide range of resources and expertise in one convenient location. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, you will receive personalized guidance tailored to your specific needs and circumstances that will help you navigate the homebuying process with confidence – all under one roof.

Realty Reimagined offers free, informative pre-approval clinics monthly; and the next clinic will be held May 20 from 4 – 7 p.m. Our preferred lender partners – Citizens, First Federal of Lakewood, Huntington, US Bank, First National Bank, KeyBank, and Third Federal – will be on hand to prequalify future homeowners. Professionals including title companies, home inspectors, Realty Reimagined agents and housing counselors will also be available to answer all your home buying questions.

Rather than spending hours researching and contacting various professionals individually, the Pre-Approval Clinic brings everything you need together in one place. It’s a time-efficient way to gather information, ask questions, and build your all-star home buying team of experts who can help you achieve homeownership goals.

Register for a pre-approval clinic here.

Home Buyers Education Course

This four-part Homebuyers Education Course helps participants understand the basics of homebuying, including how to assess readiness, shop for a home, obtain a mortgage loan, develop a budget, improve credit and more. The free HUD-approved classes are conveniently offered virtually with live instructors and exposes buyers to many down payment assistance programs. The next course begins April 8.

Register here to secure your spot.

Post-Purchase Education Course

Homeownership is an ongoing journey of discovering, learning and improving the place you now call home. In this course, you will learn about budgeting; understand tax, assessments, insurance and warranties; find ways to create a more sustainable home; and obtain maintenance skills. Further, you’ll learn the value of and how to become an involved member of your neighborhood.

Sign up in advance here.

Stay tuned for more resources Realty Reimagined offers, including a full line up of National Homebuyer Month events in June, including classes at our partner library in East Cleveland and a Mobile Banking Block Party.