Meetup #2: What Millennials Need to Know About Homeownership

Around this time last year, I got the crazy idea to do something totally outside my comfort zone — organize a large-scale event, called the Millennial Money Meetup, to promote financial literacy in my community.

Well, I pulled the first Millennial Money Meetup off in September 2016 and it was a huge success.

To learn more about that event, you can read my full recap on the blog here.

How the Second Millennial Money Meetup Came About

That was more than 6 months ago now, so I knew it was time to host another one. So, when Meridian Credit Union approached me to sponsor my next event, I couldn’t resist!

Since this time of year is considered homebuying season, I thought it would be a fun idea to focus my second Millennial Money Meetup on what millennials need to know about homeownership.

As a relatively new homeowner myself, there was so much I didn’t know that I wish I did before buying my first place. So, I contacted a panel of guests with different expertises and personal experiences with homeownership and hosted my second event at a really cool venue in Toronto this May.

My Panel of Experts

Since buying a home is a such hot topic for millennials right now, probably because it seems like an impossibility in this crazy real estate market, I wanted to make sure that all attendees left having more clarity and confidence when it came to know what’s involved in buying a home of their own.

I wanted the panel of touch on not just homeownership, but also mortgages, property taxes and finding a good realtor.

To do this, I reached out to four in-the-know experts who turned into my stellar line-up of speakers: Penelope Graham (Managing Editor, Zoocasa), Jelani Smith (Finance Blogger at Bay Street Blog), Heather O’Hare (Mortgage Specialist, Meridian Credit Union), and Lesli Gaynor (Realtor, GOCOSolutions).

Watch the Full Video Panel Discussion

If you couldn’t attend my second Millennial Money Meetup, or missed the live stream on Facebook, I got you! I’m including the full video of the panel discussion above, but you can also watch it on my YouTube channel.

Check Out Photos from the Event

Want to see all the photos taken at the event? Check out the full photo library on Facebook.

Got a Money Question?

As a fun activity at all my meetups, I include a money question box for attendees to write into. This helps me gauge what people want to learn more about for future events and in general. If you have a money question you’d like me to know about it, leave it in the comments below!


This post was originally published on JessicaMoorhouse.com.

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