August 22, 2016
Officially, summer isn’t over for another few weeks, but the back-to-school season is in full swing—and it’s not just for kids anymore. If you’re a homebuyer, or someone just toying with the idea of homeownership, you, too, should consider heading back to school.
Don’t worry, we’re not talking about tiny desks, 50 pound backpacks and gobs of homework. We’re talking about homebuyer education.
Homebuyer Education 101
In our many years of experience (41 and counting!), we’ve found that an educated homebuyer makes for a successful homeowner. Since we’re all about your success, we not only make access to homebuyer education easy; we make it a requirement to participate in our oh-so-generous homebuyer programs. It’s that important.
So let’s discuss the ins and outs of homebuyer education.
Chapter One: What Is It?
Homebuyer programs are designed to cover everything from the homebuying process and mortgage options to credit management and budgeting.
Chapter Two: Who Is It For?
Homebuying classes are for anyone who wants to buy a home. More specifically, they’re for you—even if this ain’t your first rodeo. We’ve heard from experienced homeowners who took a class that they learned things they didn’t know. That gives us goosebumps!
The NHD-approved classes listed on our website are available to any homebuyer, and are required for any Nevadan who participates in any of our homebuying programs.
Once completed, the certification is valid for one year, and satisfies the educational requirement of all homebuyer programs we offer. The knowledge, however, is yours to keep forever.
Chapter Three: Where And When Is It?
Most homebuyer education classes are available online, which is a highly convenient option for busy folks who are comfortable working on a computer. You can start and stop the training as much as needed without losing your place. Most online classes can be completed in an hour or so.
For those who want to bust it out in a day, or haven’t quite made friends with a computer, there are face-to-face classes as well. They typically are four to eight hours long. Check out our events page for upcoming homebuyer classes.
Chapter Four: Why Do I Need It?
For starters, it’s just plain smart to arm yourself with information as you embark on one of the biggest purchases of your life. And of course, it’s a requirement if you want to take advantage of Home Is Possible, Home Is Possible Plus, Home Is Possible For Heroes or the Mortgage Credit Certificate program. And who wouldn’t want to get thousands in bonus money, a favorable interest rate or annual tax savings?
Ready to attend class? Register today. For more information, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Or Facebook us, if that’s your thing.