Are you ready to buy a home? What are the benefits of homeownership? How do lenders decide to make loans? Our eight hour, comprehensive homeownership education course, directed by a HUD-approved instructor, will help you to better understand the home purchase process. Topics covered include: the advantages and disadvantages of homeownership; assessing homeownership readiness; understanding credit; managing your finances; the mortgage process; special programs for first time buyers; shopping for a home, a lender, and a realtor; closing your deal; and maintaining your home and your finances after you purchase.
Completion of homeownership education makes you a smarter, better borrower, and may help you become eligible for down-payment assistance, low-interest mortgages, and matched savings programs.
The course is open to everyone and free of charge. Space is limited, so pre-registration and a $25 refundable deposit are required. The deposit check will be returned to you at the end of class or you can choose to donate it. If you are not able to attend the class which you are registered for, you must give two days notice to reschedule or cancel, otherwise your deposit will not be refunded.
You must attend an entire series (8 hours) to get a certificate. Contact us today to sign up for our next class series!
We encourage one-on-one appointments for those who have completed one of our homebuyer’s education classes to offer professional guidance for your upcoming purchase. Click here to learn more.
HRDC is a NeighborWorks Montana affiliate. For more information on homeownership resources statewide please visit the NeighborWorks website.