Homebuyer Education Class Schedule
Class Schedule: Instructions for Posting
Homebuyer Education Counselors
The Importance of Homeownership
The Importance of Homebuyer Education
Homebuyer Education Sample Curriculum
MoneySmart Program Outline
MoneySmart Statewide Trainers
"The First Step towards Successful Homeownership"
Since the home purchase process can be costly and complex, THDA requires homebuyer education for all Great Start, Great Advantage, and Stimulus Mortgage Loan program applicants and encourages it for all consumers considering homeownership. The Agency's purpose not only is to assist people with purchasing homes, but also to help them become long-term, successful homeowners.
Consumers, regardless of income, age or ethnicity, may be intimidated by the home buying process. In-depth education and training prepares consumers - emotionally and financially - for the commitment and investment of buying a home, generally the largest purchase they will ever make.
THDA maintains a list of certified homebuyer education trainers who can help consumers as they consider purchasing a home. The "Realizing the American Dream" homebuyer education curriculum* used by these certified trainers addresses the following four basic areas:
Budgeting and Credit
Shopping for a Home
Getting a Mortgage Loan
Keeping Your Home and Managing Your Finances
Participation in a "Realizing the American Dream" homebuyer education class will help consumers understand the following:
The advantages and disadvantages of owning a home
How to budget and save
How much they can afford to pay for a home
The importance of good credit when they try to borrow money
How to find the right house in the right neighborhood
How to make an offer
The steps to getting a loan
How to maintain and protect their home after they move in
Tennesseans interested in homeownership can find the names of certified trainers in their area by clicking on the homebuyer education trainers' list link. Trainers should be contacted early in the home buying process. Early participation in a homebuyer education program can help consumers make sound decisions as they make plans for a successful home buying experience. For more information on HBE Resources, please contact Vicki George, HBE Coordinator, at 615/815-2085.
*The "Realizing the American Dream" curriculum is a copyrighted training product of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Training Institute.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact
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