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Women's Home Renovation Workshop: Washington, DC. (Tickets @ Eventbrite)

  • District Bridges 3400 11th Street Northwest, 2nd floor Washington, DC, 20010 United States (map)


OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF RENOVATION & BECOME YOUR OWN PROJECT MANAGER

LOOKING FOR A HOME AND FEELING OVERWHELMED BY THE PROSPECT OF A REHAB?

OWN, AND WANT TO EDUCATE YOURSELF BEFORE ENGAGING CONTRACTORS ON A RENOVATION PROJECT?

Created in response to a rising demographic of single women homeowners, this workshop is for all individuals who want to gain a better understanding of home improvement and construction management, with a focus on making residential renovation and rehab more approachable for women. Participants will learn about the building process from start to finish, while developing a plan for navigating wants versus needs.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Setting realistic renovation and rehab expectations

  • The importance of research and a clearly articulated design vision

  • Pros and cons of DIY versus hiring a professional

  • Finding and selecting contractors and tradespeople

  • Understanding legal considerations: contracts, permitting, licenses and insurance

  • Procuring supplies and materials

  • Project management, contingency planning and budgeting

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ABOUT THE HOSTS:

Single women are currently the 2nd largest segment of homebuyers, yet many pass on great purchase opportunities because they are intimidated by the renovation process or do not know where to begin. As two women who independently took on multiple rehab projects and who have worked with dozens of trades specialists, the workshop creators have been asked many times how they did it.

Hosts Erin Helland of “HardHat Diplomat” and Lee Pera of “Kotierra” will share the organizational tools and experience they gained to help others, especially women, become their own project managers and feel confident in making informed and cost-effective decisions when buying and renovating a home.

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Many thanks to our event sponsors:

Viva the Life Properties: Viva The Life Properties is a niche real estate marketing firm specializing in luxury homes, ultra-luxury condos, and new construction throughout Washington D.C., Montgomery County and Northern Virginia. Actively engaged as volunteers in the communities they serve, Realtor Lou Vivas and his team of experts have a strong understanding of the local market and are ready to help you with the sale or purchase of your next home!

Louis Berman of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation: Fairway Independent Mortgage Company provides a multitude of conventional, government, and renovation loan products. Mortgage Consultant Louis Berman says helping clients comes down to building relationships, "My goal is to provide everyone I talk to with an excellent education which will allow them to make the best financial decisions for their future."