Home Stretch from White Earth Investment Initiative is an eight-hour workshop offered by trained homebuyer educators in Becker and Otter Tail Counties of Minnesota. It is perfect for individuals and families who want to begin taking steps toward homeownership and for those who are already actively pursuing purchasing a home. Home Stretch is often required for first-time homebuyers, but all homebuyers can benefit from the course.
In this workshop, you will learn about:
- Steps to Homeownership
- Importance of Good Credit
- How to Improve Credit
- Calculating How Much Home You Can Afford
- Down-payment Assistance Opportunities
- Loan Products
- Purchasing and Closing Documents
Home Stretch is fun and informal with:
Videos and games Get a wealth of information in an easy-to-understand manner.
Variety of perspectives Learn from all kinds of housing professionals working in your community, such as home inspectors, loan officers and real estate agents.
Handy manual Receive a step-by-step outline of the home-buying process and helpful post-purchase information on home maintenance and foreclosure prevention.
Free housing advice There will be opportunities for additional housing advice from a certified housing advisor, after the workshop is over.
This group class is a great way to learn the broad and common aspects of the homeownership process, but a
one-on-one counseling session may be more beneficial to help you work on your individual budget and/or credit.
Registration & Schedule
You may register for class by phone at 218-844-7029 or online. In special circumstances, we may be able to accommodate clients to complete education in a one-on-one session. If you need more information regarding the program, please email Sue Trnka or call 218-844-7029. Faxes can be sent to 218-847-3192.
This homebuyer education class is offered in partnership with the Fergus Falls Community Education office. Please register through that office using the contact information offered above.
The $25 per household registration fee includes lunch, snacks, and water. Each household will also receive a Home Stretch Workshop Manual, and all household members completing the entire 8-hour class will receive a certificate of completion.
Masks and social-distancing is required. Sanitizing supplies, hand sanitizer, and masks will be available.
Classroom education in other areas is provided by members of the Minnesota Homeownership Center, a statewide nonprofit homebuyer education and housing advising network. For more information, contact 1-866-462-6466, www.hocmn.org, or [email protected].