The HomeOwnership Center's Financial
Education & Counseling Services

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

  • Understanding credit

  • 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.

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