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 218-844-7029 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 Sue Trnka or call 218-844-7029. Faxes can be sent to 218-844-6345.

Class Schedule

Feb
22
Sat
Detroit Lakes Homebuyer Education Workshop @ MMCDC Upstairs Conference Room
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This class is offered in partnership with the Detroit Lakes Community Education office. Please register through that office. Contact information is listed.

Class location is in the MMCDC Upstairs Conference Room.

Mar
21
Sat
Fergus Falls Homebuyer Education Workshop @ To Be Determined
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This class is offered in partnership with the Fergus Falls Public Schools Community Education office. Please register through that office. Contact information is listed.

May
9
Sat
Detroit Lakes Homebuyer Education Workshop @ MMCDC Upstairs Conference Room
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This class is offered in partnership with Detroit Lakes Public Schools Community Education. Please register through that office. Contact information is listed.

Class location is in the MMCDC Upstairs Conference Room.

 

Jun
6
Sat
Fergus Falls Homebuyer Education Workshop @ To Be Determined
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This class is offered in partnership with Fergus Falls Public Schools Community Education. Please register through that office. Contact information is listed.

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].