Do you know someone who is considering buying a house for the first time? If so, the Preservation Resource Center’s (PRC) Operation Comeback and Education and Outreach will be offering a First Time Homebuyer Class May 14 – 17 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm at PRC.
Randy Opotowsky, who is an Executive Board Member and Chair of the Property Advisory Committee for Operation Comeback, says, “This is a great opportunity for first-time buyers. Participants will emerge from this class prepared to tackle the home purchase process and meet the demands of owning and caring for a home. I encourage anyone who knows someone looking to purchase their first home to pass along this information.”
The 12-hour course is conducted by A Shared Initiative, Inc (ASII) in partnership with the PRC and is certified by the LA Homebuyer Education Collaborative. It acquaints prospective buyers with the details of purchase contracts, insurance, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance, and more.
Operation Comeback staff regularly share their decades of experience fixing up old homes by providing consultations and PRC workshops.
About Operation Comeback
The Preservation Resource Center’s Operation Comeback started in 1987 as a focused effort to revitalize the Lower Garden District. Operation Comeback expanded to work in historic neighborhoods throughout the city, including the river side of Magazine St. in Uptown and in Holy Cross district in the Lower Ninth Ward.
Operation Comeback buys, then renovates and sells, modest old homes, which many consider hopeless. The homes are obtained in a number of different ways, but each is vacant when purchased; it’s not uncommon for the homes to have been abandoned for 10, 15, 20 years–or more.
The homes are sold to owner-occupants who help stabilize historic New Orleans neighborhoods. The homes are updated to reflect modern lifestyles and to meet building code, but are customized and often employ salvage historic elements, either found at the home or at The Green Project.