Pre-purchase: Homestretch

Get smart before you buy.

Homestretch classes help you prepare for a successful purchasing experience. You’ll walk through the various steps of purchasing and financing a home. You may also qualify for discounted mortgages.

The 8-hour interactive workshops are taught by housing counselors and finance and real estate professionals.  You will have a chance to get answers to your questions directly from the experts! Homestretch classes are HUD, NSP, and NeighborhoodLIFT approved.

Topics include:

  • Preparing your finances
  • How your credit affects homeownership
  • Mortgage programs and processes
  • Shopping for a home
  • The importance of having a home inspection
  • The closing process
  • Home maintenance responsibilities
  • Predatory lending practices and avoiding foreclosure

Classes are offered in English or Hmong.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Cost: $40 (classes are free in June for Homeownership Month)

 

Upcoming classes

To register, please start here:
begin journey buttonAll classes are held from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, May 13, Saint Paul     (NeighborWorks Home Partners, 35 Water St. W.)
Saturday, May 20, Saint Paul     (NeighborWorks Home Partners, 35 Water St. W.)
Saturday, June 3, Minneapolis, Hmong Language Class     (City of Lakes Community Land Trust, 1930 Glenwood Ave # 1, Minneapolis, MN 55405)
Saturday, June 10, Saint Paul     (NeighborWorks Home Partners, 35 Water St. W.)
Saturday, June 24, Saint Paul     (NeighborWorks Home Partners, 35 Water St. W.)
Saturday, July 8, Minneapolis      (City of Lakes Community Land Trust, 1930 Glenwood Ave # 1, Minneapolis, MN 55405)
Saturday, July 22, Saint Paul
Saturday, August 12, Saint Paul
Saturday, August 26, Saint Paul
Saturday, September 2, Saint Paul, Hmong Language Class
Saturday, September 9, Minneapolis      (City of Lakes Community Land Trust, 1930 Glenwood Ave # 1, Minneapolis, MN 55405)
Saturday, September 23, Saint Paul
Saturday, October 14, Saint Paul
Saturday, October 28, Saint Paul
Saturday, November 18, Saint Paul
Saturday, December 2, Minneapolis, Hmong Language Class    (City of Lakes Community Land Trust, 1930 Glenwood Ave # 1, Minneapolis, MN 55405)
Saturday, December 16, Saint Paul

NeighborWorks Home Partners offers Neighborhood Stabilization Project (NSP) Approved and Certified classes.

We recommend that you begin your homeownership journey by scheduling a one-on-one appointment with our pre-purchase counselors.

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FRAMEWORK™ ONLINE OPTION

NeighborWorks Home Partners has partnered with the Minnesota Homeownership Center to provide an online education option.

Framework is the only online homebuyer course designed by experts in online learning. It’s comprehensive, so you’ll have all the facts you need to navigate every step of the buying process. And you can learn when, where, and how you like. It even works on your smartphone.

To get started, visit Framework. If you’d like to learn more first, watch this short overview video.

Framework meets many lenders’ requirements for homebuyer education, but check with yours to make sure an online course is acceptable.

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