Exploring New Concepts of Retirement Education is offering a class, “Selling Your Home,” from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and May 14 and 21, at the Astoria Senior Center (formerly the Yacht Club), 1555 W. Marine Drive.

With the assistance of Rosalie McCleary and Victor Kee, ENCORE has assembled a panel of real estate specialists who will share their professional knowledge and experience. There is no cost, and the public is welcome.

Tonight, McCleary and Kee will start with general observations, types of sale and broad advice for people who may be thinking about selling their home.

From 8 to 9 p.m., Marianne Pittard and Sylvia Stuck will offer advice on staging one’s home for sale. Brian Owen will present Ticor Title’s requirements to close a transaction properly.

On May 14, from 7 to 8 p.m., Chris La Pointe, and his years of experience as a restoration contractor, will be featured.

He will point out the most frequently needed repairs to make one’s home presentable to potential buyers, and Sari Esnard will speak on flood zone and flood insurance regulations. From 8 to 9 p.m., Brent Mallory, who is a certified home inspector, will talk about what to look for in a home inspection.

From 7 to 8 p.m. May 21, mortgage lenders Mike Bradshaw from Wauna Federal Credit Union, and Linda Yeager and Kathy Israel of Guild Mortgage Company, will discuss what to keep in mind when looking for mortgage money. From 8 to 9 p.m., John Carlson, a certified public accountant, will share what to look for with respect to income tax implications, and real estate attorney Larry Popkin will focus on the legal aspects and how to avoid pitfalls in real estate transactions.


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