Homebuyer Education Course
Homebuyer Education Classes are offered throughout the year in an effort to encourage responsible home-ownership. The class is held at McCook Economic Development Corporation’s training room in the Keystone Business Center, Suite 302 at 402 Norris Avenue.
Featured guest speakers include professionals in real estate, insurance, home maintenance and lending. The course is an excellent opportunity to hear directly from the professional and to ask any questions that you may have about the home buying process.
This course is based upon the nationally recognized programs of Neighborhood Reinvestment Training Institute and REACH (Readiness Education Awareness Collaborative for Homebuyers Homeowners) a curriculum based on 16 Uniform Standards developed through the Nebraska Housing Developers Association.
$45.00 per household.
2016 Workshop Dates:
- Friday, May 27th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, July 15th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, September 2nd 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 18th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brochures are available at the following locations:
- Financial Lenders
- Realtor Offices
- McCook Community College
- MEDC Office
Key points to be addressed and discussed during the course include:
- Choosing the right home.
- Understanding the roles of the professionals involved.
- The rights and the responsibilities of the consumer.
- Budgeting and credit.
- Obtaining a mortgage loan.
Completing MEDC Homebuyer Education Course will fulfill the education requirement for NIFA, USDA, FHLBank and other government home loans.
To register or for more information, contact Mary Kircher—firstname.lastname@example.org or 308.345.1200.
Online Education Courses
eHome America is an online alternative to the REACH Homebuyer Education Class. The course is designed to take 8 hours to complete and is available in both English and Spanish. A $99 registration fee does apply. www.eHomeAmerica.org/medc
eHome Foreclosure is an online foreclosure education course to help people understand and navigate the foreclosure process. A $35 registration fee does apply.