|A recent study found that home buyers who received pre-purchase housing counseling and education were one-third less likely to fall behind on their mortgages by 90 days or more, two years after taking out the loan.|
Home Buyer Education
The HomeOwnership Center’s home buyer education and counseling programs are designed to serve a variety of prospective home buyers, from those who are on a fast track and ready to buy, to those who require additional time and support before taking out a loan.In each case, participants acquire the knowledge, confidence, and money management skills needed to navigate the home buying process and become successful home owners.
We offer a full-day Home Buyer Education (HBE) seminar that covers the basics of home buying and home ownership, including topics such as:
Are you ready to buy a home?
Managing your money
Obtaining a mortgage loan
Shopping for a home
Protecting your investment
The monthly seminars are held in HOC’s newly remodeled classroom at our Elkins office. Each class runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We provide refreshments and lunch for participants.
Participants also receive an HBE certificate of upon completion. This certificate may be required for affordable loans and down payment assistance programs.
Tentative dates of upcoming Home Buyer Education classes are listed below. Please note, schedule is subject to change. Contact us to verify dates and to sign up to attend.
|January 13, 2017||$40/family|
|February 10, 2017||$40/family|
|March 10, 2017||$40/family|
|April 14, 2017||$40/family|
|May 12, 2017||$40/family|
|June 16, 2017||(special rate $20/family)|
|July 14, 2017||$40/family|
|August 11, 2017||$40/family|
|September 8, 2017||$40/family|
|October 13, 2017||$40/family|
|November 10, 2017||$40/family|
|December 8, 2017||$40/family|
Download the 2017 HBE Class Schedule.
Download the HBE Class Curriculum.