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Finding & Financing Your Community Dream Property

October 11


1:30 PM

3:30 PM


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Finding and Financing Your Community Dream Property

Wednesday, October 11 & 18, 2023

  • Pacific: 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Mountain: 12:30-2:30pm
  • Central: 1:30-3:30pm
  • Eastern: 2:30-4:30pm

Join licensed realtor and community co-founder, Jonah Mesritz, to learn how to successfully find and finance your community dream property.

About the event

Many groups are ready to build their dream home, but have concerns about finances. Capital is needed for the down payment, monthly mortgage, taxes, insurance payments, and initial development costs.

During this 2-part workshop, experienced community realtor Jonah Mesritz will help you feel empowered in finding and financing your dream community property. Using tried and true creative financing techniques, taking advantage of loans and structures you might not have known about, and utilizing the right legal entities for co-ownership, your community vision can become a reality!

During this workshop you will:

  • Discover creative ways to purchase property
  • Learn dynamics that are important when buying as a group
  • Learn what aspects of a communal property will set you up for success
  • Hear lessons learned from other communities during the buying process
  • Be able to ask specific questions about your desired project

About your presenter

Jonah Mesritz, Find and Finance Your Community Dream Property presenter

Jonah Mesritz

Jonah is a licensed REALTOR who has supported many forming groups to purchase their community properties by utilizing smart creative financing techniques and his own property purchasing experience.  Jonah has served as both a U.S. Navy SEAL and a Firefighter and uses those experiences to aid small unit dynamics and create successful team tactics for community projects.  His side hustles include buying investment real estate, creating an investor fund, starting businesses like Boochcraft high alcohol kombucha, and investing in large 100+ unit residential builds.  In 2010 he co-founded the Emerald Village (EVO) ecovillage in North County San Diego, where he lived for ten beautiful years. In 2021 he co-purchased a 10+ unit Buddhist retreat center in Southern Oregon, where he has moved with his family and some other EVO co-founders, to start a new land-based community project and education center called Terra Lumen. These days he continues to grow his businesses while learning deeper levels of earth stewardship and forest management.

Learn more about Jonah’s work here.


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Finding & Financing Your Community Dream Property workshop

From: $20.00

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