Be prepared before you buy.
Home Stretch Workshops
Buying a house can be hard work. Our Home Stretch classes help you prepare for a successful homebuying experience. You’ll walk through all of the steps of purchasing a home and leave with a better understanding of how whole process works, armed with information to make you a confident and powerful purchaser.
Our 8-hour interactive workshops are taught by housing counselors and mortgage and real estate professionals. You will have a chance to get answers to your questions directly from the experts! Our Home Stretch classes are HUD, NSP, and NeighborhoodLIFT approved.
Cost: $40 per household (up to two adults; one certificate) Pre-registration is required.
- 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 required.
Upcoming Workshop Dates
August 10 – Minneapolis
August 17 – Saint Paul
September 14 – Minneapolis
September 21 – Saint Paul
September 28 – Saint Paul
October 5 – Minneapolis
October 12 – Saint Paul
October 26 – Saint Paul
Cost: $40 per household (up to two adults; one certificate) Pre-registration is required. Classes are free in June for Homeonership Month.
“Well worth the money for class. We learned more in 1 day than I’d thought was going to happen. I would definitely recommend!” – Sara
If you’re still deciding if homeownership is for you, our Homebuyer Basics introduction is a great place to start. Classes are 1 hour and are held on the third Tuesday of every month.
FOR NEW HOMEOWNERS
Home Sweet Home: Maintenance & Rehab 101
In this two-hour class, you’ll learn tips and tricks for taking care of your house. You’ll also learn how to tackle a rehab project, from financing to the final coat of paint.
FRAMEWORK™ ONLINE LEARNING
Although we recommend going to an in-person class to get your personal questions answered by our experts, sometimes online learning is your best option. NeighborWorks Home Partners has partnered with the Minnesota Homeownership Center to provide online access to our pre-purchase tips and advice.
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.
Framework meets many lenders’ requirements for homebuyer education, but check with yours to make sure an online course is acceptable. Some programs, such as NeighborhoodLIFT, require an in-person appointment in addition to the workshop when online education is chosen.