Homebuyer Education

Are you considering buying a home?

Understanding the fundamentals of the home buying process can reduce anxiety and improve your home buying experience. At NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, we offer Homebuyer Education classes every month.

Along with being more prepared to maneuver through the homebuying process, an additional benefit of receiving Homebuyer Education is that you become eligible for numerous financial perks, including:

  • Down-payment assistance programs
  • Grants up to $25,000 or more
  • Closing-cost assistance

Homebuyer Education – Schedule

Our homebuyer education class will help reduce the anxiety and confusion often associated with the homebuying process. You can see a schedule of classes on our NeighborWorks Compass website.

Learn what you don’t know about the homebuying process today!

Class Fees

The class fee is $99.00 per household (in person or for the online course). Fee includes: workbook, informational materials and your personal credit report (received at later appointment). We are unable to waive the workshop fee.

Attending Homebuyer Education does not guarantee you a mortgage loan. Class dates are subject to change.

Convenient Class Locations

Classes are held throughout Addison, Bennington, and Rutland counties. You can see a schedule of classes and locations on our NeighborWorks Compass website.

Homebuyer Education Topics

  • Your readiness to buy
  • Budgeting and Credit
  • Shopping for a home
  • Getting a mortgage
  • Home inspections and insurance
  • Life after closing
  • Information about grants, subsidies, and special loan products

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not live in Rutland, Addison or Bennington Counties OR if you are not planning to purchase in one of these counties, please contact the appropriate counseling agency:

  • Champlain Housing Trust – Chittenden, Franklin & Grand Isle Counties
  • Rural Edge – Caledonia, Essex and Orleans Counties
  • Downstreet Housing and Community Development- Lamoille, Orange and Washington Counties
  • Windham and Windsor Housing Trust- Windham and Windsor Counties

Homebuyer Education – Online

Would you like to the convenience of taking a Homebuyer Education class in the convenience of your own home? If this is the right kind of class for you then follow the link below to create an account on the NeighborWorks Compass portal and sign up for your online Homebuyer Education Class.

Homebuyer Education – Sign Up

If you are interested in signing up for a homebuyer education class, please follow the directions to create an account in NeighborWorks Compass.

About Homebuyer Education Class

Homebuyer Education is a nationally recognized course taught by a nationally certified instructor. Classes are taught as a full-day course on Saturday (eight hours) or as evening sessions during the week (two four-hour sessions). All classes provide breaks – including a lunch break. Feel Free to bring a bag lunch or go to a nearby eatery.

We encourage you to take Homebuyer Education in person if you can. In-person classes have guest presenters such as Realtors, insurance agents, lenders, and home inspectors. These professionals offer the inside scoop on the home buying process and will share valuable advice in their area of expertise.

You will have free access to our expert home buying coach after you complete the class. You can meet with her as many or as few times as you would like throughout your home buying experience. NeighborWorks® will also provide you with an official Homebuyer Education certificate.

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Contact us!

Are you interested in talking with a NeighborWorks of Western Vermont representative about our classes? Contact us to find out which class is appropriate for you.

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