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Broker launches first-time-buyer education site

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A Portland, Ore.-based real estate broker has launched a national homebuyer education website. walks first-time homebuyers through the real estate transaction process, from deciding whether or not to buy, to obtaining financing, to estimating fix-up costs. Husband and wife Dave and Darci Axness, principal broker and office manager, respectively, at Axness & Kofman Real Estate, launched the site in October. The site's content is based on a first-time homebuyer class Dave Axness teaches at Portland Community College as well as the couple's own experience buying their home. "We made a lot of mistakes buying that first home that could have been avoided with some simple lessons beforehand. So, when I became a real estate agent, I made sure that none of my clients made the classic mistakes that I had," Dave Axness explained in a website description. The site's 50 or so lessons often take the form of step-by-step guides and sometimes include colorful...