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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 Homebuyer 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 homebuying process. We will provide you with a step-by-step guide and a certificate required to qualify for down payment assistance programs upon completion. 


  • 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 homebuying process by making informed decisions asking questions to local lenders, realtors, and brokers. 


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



Class costs $20 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.



Class costs $75 and covers up to 2 participants.


Allows you to complete Homebuyer 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) 575-5708.

Have general questions about Homebuyer 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 Homebuyer 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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