IMPORTANT NOTICE: Out of concern for the health of the people we serve and our staff members, we are suspending our in-person Homebuyer Education workshops effective immediately. Please see information below on how you can complete your education online.
Option 1: Weekly Homebuyer Education Webinars
We offer weekly low-cost Homebuyer Education workshops where we cover a number of topics:
- Budgeting, saving for a home, and down payment assistance options
- Determining when you are ready to buy
- The loan process and how to avoid predatory lending
- Choosing the right home for you
- The home inspection process
- Homeowner responsibilities and home maintenance
- And more
Whether you are just starting to consider homeownership, or are well along in the process, our classes can help!
Webinars are ongoing and held weekly. Registration closes at 12 p.m. on the day preceding each webinar. CHN reserves the right to cancel and reschedule the webinar due to low enrollment 24 hours prior to the course date. This course fulfills certain requirements of the MSHDA loan program. Households do not need to be MSHDA loan applicants to attend the course. Completion of this course will provide a HUD-approved Homebuyer Education certificate valid for one year from the date of issue. Attendees must complete the full 4-hour webinar to receive a certificate.
Option 2: Self-paced online Homebuyer Education course ($99)
We partner with eHome America to offer a $99 online Homebuyer Education course. This course is self-paced and can be completed from anywhere, as long as you have a computer and an internet connection. The course is available in English and Spanish.
Purchasing a home can be intimidating! Our online Homebuyer Education will help you prepare for this big step.
- You’ll learn about the homebuying process from start to finish.
- How to determine what you can afford to pay.
- How to choose the right house, the right lender, the right mortgage.
- Financial assistance program that may be available to you.
Features and benefits of the eHome online course:
It’s convenient The full course is online. Learn on your own schedule. The course is designed to take 8 hours to complete.
It’s unbiased and consumer-oriented Developed by a HUD-certified nonprofit agency, and designed to look out for the homebuyer’s best interests.
It qualifies you The course satisfies homeownership education requirements by state and other governmental housing agencies.
It’s a great value The course is low-cost, and it can help you avoid mistakes and save you thousands of dollars. $99 per household
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