Home Buyer Classes

Our interactive workshop series teaches you key aspects of home ownership – mortgages, refinancing, down payment costs, and more. Develop your money skills by learning how to improve your credit, protect your home investment, and prepare for a home purchase or refinance.  If you complete all classes in the series, you will be eligible for FREE housing counseling and Down Payment Assistance.

Homebuyer Education Classes

Classes are open to all Ohio residents. Reservations are required.
Reserve your seat by calling Denise Black at (216) 381-6100, ext. 14.
You will not need materials for the workshop.  All classes are FREE.

Next Class Dates in 2018

January 10, Assessing Affordability & Readiness
January 17, Understanding Credit & Building Credit to Obtain a Mortgage
January 24, Understanding Mortgages & Loan Processing
January 31, Preparing for Closing & Home Maintenance

February 6, Assessing Affordability & Readiness
February 13, Understanding Credit & Building Credit to Obtain a Mortgage
February 20, Understanding Mortgages & Loan Processing
February 27, Preparing for Closing & Home Maintenance

More to come… We offer the same curriculum every month. Check back for future dates.

All classes are 6-8pm, and held at: Cleveland Heights Main Library, 2345 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118. In the Boardroom above the Dobama Theater.  Next to the Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center (HKIC)

Eligibility for Free Housing Counseling and Down Payment Assistance

When you complete all classes, you are eligible for free Housing Counseling plus a Certificate of Completion that qualifies you to participate in Down Payment Assistance.   In order to obtain the certificate of completion needed for down payment assistance programs, a $75.00 fee will be due at the end of the series.

Home Buyer Education Program

Home Repair Resource Center’ Home Buyer Education Program couples classroom instruction with one-on-one counseling to prepare home buyers to purchase a home. Experienced housing counselors provide individual guidance and counseling to assist prospective buyers through the home buying process and prepare them to purchase their first home –- confidently and successfully.

The easy-to-follow curriculum encompasses eight hours of classroom instruction and includes  information on budgets and credit, preparing for mortgage application, eligibility requirements for down payment assistance programs, foreclosure prevention, and home maintenance. Classes are scheduled throughout the year.

Home Repair Resource Center is a HUD-approved counseling agency, and the curriculum for our Home Buyer Classes meets industry standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling. Our Home Buyer Education Program is free and open to all Ohio residents.