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HOME BUYER EDUCATION

Buying a home can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to walk this journey alone. As a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, our certified housing counselors are equipped to help you along the way, from understanding mortgage products to what to expect during the closing process. 

 

Our Home Buyer Education class is your first step to achieving homeownership. In this 4 hour class, you will team up with our housing counselors and trusted local industry experts to help you navigate the home buying process. We will provide you with a step-by-step guide and a certificate required to qualify for down payment assistance programs upon completion. 

TOP SIX BENEFITS OF HOME BUYER EDUCATION:

  • Assess and define your needs vs. wants with your realtor to narrow your search for the home of your dreams. 

 

  • Understand your credit score and discover strategies to build credit to help you qualify for a mortgage. 

 

  • Explore affordable mortgage products, determine which is right for you, and learn about opportunities such as down payment assistance. 

 

  • Develop a sustainable budget you can follow that incorporates the hidden costs of homeownership like property taxes, insurance, maintenance, and repairs. 

 

  • Learn about your Fair Housing rights and where to go if you suspect housing discrimination. 

 

  • Feel confident throughout your home buying process by making informed decisions asking questions to local lenders, realtors, and brokers. 

 

We offer Home Buyer Education throughout the year and on various platforms to provide flexibility that meets your budget and schedule. Explore different options for completing Home Buyer Education and secure your spot today. 

HOME BUYER EDUCATION

VIRTUAL CLASS ON ZOOM

Class costs $30 per participant.

 

Each participant must register under their own name, sign in and out of the class, and complete all four hours of the class to receive a certificate.

HOME BUYER EDUCATION

ON YOUR SCHEDULE

Class costs $75 and covers up to 2 participants.

 

Allows you to complete Home Buyer Education at your own pace. Successful completion required to receive a certificate(s). 

If you have a hardship that prevents you from being able to afford the registration fee, please contact our office at (517) 575-5833.

Have general questions about Home Buyer Education and our housing counseling services? Connect with us! We want to you achieve your housing and financial goals.

Pre-Purchase Counseling

After successfully completing our Home Buyer Education workshop, we invite you to partner with one of our housing counselors to help you prepare for the purchase your home. This service is available at no cost. Learn more about the benefits of our

pre-purchase counseling services.

Fees for Service Information

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