The PRC Trains First-Time Renovators how to “Buy Right”

As anyone with even a mild HGTV viewing habit will tell you, renovating a house can look like a rewarding and fun project that anyone can take on.

Experienced renovators, however, will all tell you that you’re going to need a lot of help when you first get started.

That’s where we come in.

The Preservation Resource Center’s First-Time Renovator 101: Buy Right seminar is designed to connect renovation neophytes with all the answers and resources they could possibly need.

The first session, Choosing the Right Renovation Project for You, will be held on September 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the PRC headquarters, 923 Tchoupitoulas Street.

To kick the first session off, Realtor Katie Witry will present “How to Purchase a Renovation Project: Is Renovating Right for You?”

Bill Hatchett will follow up with “Evaluating Older Homes,” a detailed presentation and slideshow providing examples of what to look for when seeing a house for the first time.

Session two, which will take place on Tuesday, September 29, at the PRC headquarters, will walk you through the steps of Financing a Renovation Project.

During the second session, Andrew Polmer from the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors will host a discussion called “Review of Pricing for Renovations,” followed by Krystal Cox of the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation, who will present “LA Historic Rehabilitation Tax Incentives.”

Joe Uzee, Vice President Mortgage Lending for Gulf Coast Bank & Trust, will join Polmer to close out the program with a presentation called “Financing Your Project for Success and Using a 203K Mortgage.”

No matter your knowledge or experience level, we will give you all the tools you need to make sure that your first restoration is a success.

Tickets are $20 for one session only, $35 for PRC Members for both sessions, and $40 for both sessions for non-members.

Click here to buy tickets.