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 the fast track and ready to buy, to those who require additional time and support before taking out a loan.
A recent study found that home buyers who received pre-purchase housing counseling and education were two thirds (67%) more likely to stay current on their mortgages payments.
Participants in both our counseling and education programs 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
These informative monthly seminars are held in the HomeOwnership Center’s Elkins office. Each class runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We provide refreshments and lunch for participants.
Participants receive an HBE certificate upon completion. This valuable certificate is required for certain affordable loan products, down payment assistance programs, and discounts on mortgage insurance.
I honestly wish we had taken this [Home Buyer Education] class before we bought our [first] house! We would’ve known what different loans were out there and what is a “no-go” as far as problems reported in the home inspection. This class was super helpful for buying our new home!
– Amanda Trainer
Scheduled dates of upcoming Home Buyer Education classes are listed below. Please note the schedule is subject to change. Contact us at 304-636-9115 to verify dates and to sign up to attend.
$40/familyFebruary 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$40/familyMarch 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$40/familyApril 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$40/familyMay 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$20/familyJune 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$40/familyJuly 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$40/familyAugust 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$40/familySeptember 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$40/familyOctober 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$40/familyNovember 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$40/familyDecember 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Web-Based Home-Buyer Education Program
with eHome America
For those who cannot attend the HomeOwnership Center’s in-person Home Buyer Education seminar, we partner with eHome America, a web-based home-buyer education program. This option will enable you to receive the same important information as in our seminar, but at a time and place of your choosing. You will still receive the valuable HBE certificate when you complete this eHome America course.
To sign up to take HBE through eHome America, click the button below:
Contact us today at 304-636-9115 to schedule an appointment to discuss how we can help you.