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Home Buyer Education Workshop Online

The Home Buyer Education workshop is a total of eight hours (two four-hour sessions). Those who attend in a given series (eight hours total) and participate in a one-on-one budget/credit counseling session will receive a HUD-certified Certificate of Completion, which often is required to apply for many down payment/closing cost assistance programs and/or grants. Visit the Franklin County website for more information. 

Participants will learn: 

  • How to apply for a mortgage loan 
  • How to understand your credit 
  • How to select a lender, realtor, home inspector, and insurance agent 
  • How to budget to buy a home 
  • What happens at closing 
  • What it takes to be a successful homeowner 
  • About a down payment and closing cost assistance programs