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Home Improvement, Maintenance & Real Estate

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@ Forest Park | Meramec | Online | Off-Site

Spruce things up with home improvement classes. Explore basic car maintenance and small engine repair. Learn about real estate opportunities. Our classes are the perfect fit for the do-it-yourselfer.

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Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

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Home Improvement and Maintenance

The Upside of Downsizing

We accumulate things over the years, but eventually the extra stuff needs to go! Whether it’s choosing a simpler lifestyle, empty-nesting or entering independent living, downsizing can seem overwhelming it first. Which comes first: get rid of clutter or get organized? List the house or find your new home? From paring down the excess to moving to a smaller space, we’ll help you explore the upside of downsizing.
REAL-765 | 1 session | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Jill McCoy
June 10 | Online

DIY Home Inspections

Considering buying or selling a home in the near future? Learn to perform your own unofficial inspections to save money, time and headaches by spotting costly repairs before you get to the contract stage. Discuss the reasons for home inspections, what home inspectors look for, home inspection reports, how to choose a home inspector and the different types of inspections.
HOME-765 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S02 W 7-9 p.m. | Troy Galloway
June 16 | MC-SO 108

Be Your Own General Contractor

Save money on home renovation projects by serving as your own general contractor. Understand a general contractor’s role and responsibilities: how to interview sub-contractors, required permits, insurance for the property owner and sub-contractors, scheduling sub-contractors, setting up a payment schedule, and understanding liens, waivers and contracts.
HOME-765 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S01 W 7-9 p.m. | Troy Galloway
June 30 | MC-SO 108

Home Buying and Selling

Home Selling: Your Guide to a Successful Sale†

If you’ve never sold a home before—or if it’s been a while—it’s important to know your marketing options. Learn what to expect from the home selling process, ways to add impact and value to your home for top-dollar offers, how to use knowledge of competition in your area to determine a realistic selling price. Understand the pros and cons of “for sale by owner.” Discover how to find the right agent to sell your house. Learn insider tips that can get you the best deal for your home!
REAL-702 | 1 session | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Jill McCoy
June 17 | Online

Buying a Home? Top Buying Mistakes to Avoid†

”If only we had known ... “ This is the sad post-purchase statement of too many homebuyers. Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. Discover how to avoid home-buying mistakes and learn the inside scoop of how to avoid surprises at closing. Understand what you should know before you purchase, what to expect throughout the process, strategies to obtain the best value, the importance of understanding contracts you sign, getting the right inspections before closing the deal, and how to safeguard yourself in any market.
REAL-701 | 1 session | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Jill McCoy
June 24 | Online

Leveling Up: Buying vs. Renting, Millennial Edition†

Are you a renter who has ambitions of buying a home or a current homeowner wondering whether renting makes more sense for your lifestyle? Ready for a change but don’t know where to start? It may be time to evaluate the relative costs, benefits and drawbacks of owning versus renting your home. Join a real estate professional and make a plan for the best option for your living situation.
REAL-765 | 1 session | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S02 Th 7-9 p.m. | Jill McCoy
July 22 | Online


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