Home Stretch

Home Stretch from White Earth Investment Initiative is a free eight-hour workshop over the course of two days, offered by trained homebuyer educators throughout Minnesota. It’s perfect for first-time homebuyers, but all homebuyers can benefit.

 

In this workshop, you will learn about:

  1. Budgeting
  2. Steps to Homeownership
  3. Importance of Good Credit
  4. How to Improve Credit
  5. Calculating How Much Home You Can Afford
  6. Down-payment Assistance Opportunities
  7. Loan Products
  8. 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

Registration

You may register for class by phone at 218-844-7020 or online.

In special circumstances, we may be able to accommodate clients to complete education in a one-one session.

If you need more information regarding the program, please email Amanda Hanson or call 218-844-7020. Faxes can be sent to 218-844-6345.

Class Schedule

Oct
23
Mon
Home Stretch Homebuyer Education Course @ Roosevelt Education Center- Fergus Falls
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 9:30 pm

Class is two evenings, Monday and Tuesday from 5:30 to 9:30 each night.  Dinner is provided.  Class if free and welcome to all.  Please pre-register by emailing Amanda Hanson or calling 218-844-7020.

This workshop covers, start-to-finish, the entire home buying process.  The class is informal and will provide important information to help homebuyers make housing decisions that are best for them.  This class will help determine your financial situation, understand your credit score and how your credit affects homeownership, types of mortgages, understanding the closing process, and more!

Nov
27
Mon
Home Stretch Homebuyer Education Course @ Lincoln Education Center- Detroit Lakes
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – Nov 28 @ 9:30 pm

Class is two evenings, Monday and Tuesday from 5:30 to 9:30 each night.  Dinner is provided.  Class if free and welcome to all.  Please pre-register by emailing Amanda Hanson or calling 218-844-7020.

This workshop covers, start-to-finish, the entire home buying process.  The class is informal and will provide important information to help homebuyers make housing decisions that are best for them.  This class will help determine your financial situation, understand your credit score and how your credit affects homeownership, types of mortgages, understanding the closing process, and more!

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].