home buying seminars

Educating Home Buyers to Make Better Decisions. Learn How to Buy! Learn How to Save Money!

Our first time home buyer classes are fun, educational sessions designed to give an overview of current market conditions and the home buying process. We are a unique partnership of  top professionals in the DC Mortgage, Real Estate  and Settlement  Industries to provide you with seamless customer service. You will learn all you need to know to become a savvy buyer!

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Here’s just a few of the things you’ll learn:

  • Rent vs. Buy – All the right reasons to determine if home ownership is meant for you

  • Mortgage basics: rates, points, fees

  • Financing basics: FHA, Conventional, Conforming, and "Jumbo" loans

  • Short Sale, Foreclosure/REO/Bank Owned basics

  • Buyer agency and choosing an agent

  • Writing an offer and Navigating through to a Successful Closing

  • Learn How To Save up to $1200 in Closing Costs

Act now to beat the rush!

Have Questions or need more info?  Call Joe at 301-370-2510 or
Denise at 301-335-5103 or email us at joe@teamzmortgage.com or  denise.verburg@longandfoster.com


We're always happy to meet with first time buyers over coffee to give a quick overview (with no obligation) if the class schedule does not fit your needs. Just drop us a line!


"Highly recommend this to anyone buy a home, first-timer or not. Speakers were excellent, and gave a good understanding of the process in a limited amount of time."

"It was very informative and well worth my time."

"Found the information regarding the contingencies and how to work them very valuable." - Colleen


Feedback comments from past classes, 2012 - 2016:

Great talk, I learned a lot. The speakers were very genuine and helpful. - Robert B., May 17, 2016 

The seminar was great! I learned a lot of useful information.  - Melinda E., Jan 5, 2016 

Awesome. Extremely informative!!  - Thaddeus C., Jan 5, 2016 

Most helpful with respect to a future home purchase. - Ron C., Jan 5, 2016 

Really enjoyed it; thank you for a most informative event. - Ishman B., June 16, 2015

Highly recommend this to anyone buy a home, first-timer or not. Speakers were excellent, and gave a good understanding of the process in a limited amount of time. - Allison D., May 18, 2015

It was very informative and well worth my time.  - Jackie P., May 18, 2015

Found the information regarding the contingencies and how to work them very valuable. - Chad S., May 18, 2015

Very informative. Presenters were very friendly and knowledgeable  - Michelle W., Aug 13, 2014

I really learned a lot about the home buying process--from the start of the pre-qualified lender meeting to the closing contingencies. I really appreciate the advice and knowledge! - Merabeth B., Aug 13, 2014

Very useful handouts and information to those who know very little about buying homes. More confident after the event. - Jason S., Apr 2, 2014

It was a very informative and helpful seminar. I can tell that they enjoy teaching and want to help. Thanks very much! - Stephanie C., Apr 2, 2014

Good information, friendly presenters. - CL., Apr 2, 2014

It was very informative and both speakers seemed very knowledgeable and helpful - Desiree C., Feb 26, 2014

Very informative event - Michael W., Feb 26, 2014

I last purchased property in 2002. The updated information was very helpful. The information regarding foreclosure and short sales helps me better understand this area. I love the information you shared together as a team. - Gail S., Feb 26, 2014

I enjoyed hearing specific examples of the do's and do-nots. That definitely helped reinforce key points. - Nick H., Sept 25, 2013

Great speakers and helpful information - thank you! - Vanessa L., Sept 25, 2013

Would highly recommend to others. - Tonya F., July 16, 2013

The presenters were knowledgeable and energetic. It was definitely time well spent. I learned some things I didn't know about the current process for qualifying for a loan. I also appreciated the tips on questions to ask a realtor.- Constance H., July 16, 2013

Excellent information!!! Instructors were "on point"!  - Kelly C., May 15, 2013

The presenters were very good - they worked well together, were prepared, energetic, and gave me the feeling they were on my side throughout the process. I enjoyed my two hours and it was worth it for me. - Matthew P., Mar 20, 2013

The speakers were both very helpful and generous with their real estate knowledge. They both also projected a friendly vibe and created an environment that made it safe to ask real estate questions. - Stella C., Mar 20, 2013

Very informative for a first time house buyer. I learned a lot about the process even though I already had some previous knowledge. - Gerard T., Jan 30, 2013

I thought the content was good and the speakers were good. - Michelle J., Jan 30, 2013

This is an excellent event. I learned alot in preparing for a new adventure. Thank you for continuously having events like this. - Rodrigo C., Sept 19, 2012

This was an excellent seminar, Joe and Denise were excellent and gave us the most relevant and accurate information on first time home ownership! - Jalmala H., Sept 19, 2012

A lot of USEFUL information in a short-time. I have done online research on home buying in the past, but to my surprise, still learned useful traps to avoid. Money and time very well spent, thank you!! - Rebecca V., May 16, 2012

It was an excellent teaching class, especially for people like me, who have little information on the process of buying a house. The class was very informative and cleared many of the uncertainties I had. Presenters were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their business. Good Job, thanks. - Fouad A., Mar 28, 2012

I found this event very interesting and helpful. I feel like I got a lot of value out of attending. - Mary B, Mar 28, 2012


The Next Seminar...

Wednesday,September 26, 2018 from 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

The Capital Hilton / Meeting in the Ohio Room 1001 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036

The hotel is located two blocks north of the White House, on the corner of 16th Street and K Street, NW. Within 0.2 miles of Farragut North Metro, 0.3 miles of Farragut West Metro, and 0.2 miles of McPherson Square Metro


Denise Verburg

Denise Verburg

click here for more information about the real estate process.


Joe Zamoiski

Joe Zamoiski

click here for more information about the loan process.



Federal Title

Federal Title and Escrow

click here for more information on the settlement process.


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