Turn Your Dream into a Reality
You know that buying a home is one of the most important investments that you will ever make. The question is–Where do you start? Being a first-time homebuyer can be stressful and downright scary. Neighborhood Housing Partnership (NHP) understands how intimidating this process can be and works with new homebuyers every day. We offer a comprehensive homebuyer education class in a fun and supportive atmosphere. The 8-hour course meets on Tuesday evenings at our office at 527 East Home Road. The fee for the class is $50; free scholarships are available for eligible Clark County households. There is a requested donation of $15 for the workbook. In addition, a counselor can schedule an optional one-on-one session with each student to review his or her personal credit report. The counselor will also assist students with credit repair. The cost of the credit report is $31.50/individual; $47.50/joint.
What you will learn:
- Money management and budgeting
- Is homeownership for me
- How much can I afford to spend for a home
- Shopping for a home
- Selecting a realtor
- Selecting a lender
- How to avoid a predatory lender
- What to expect at closing
- Home maintenance
What Prevents People from Buying a Home?
- Lack of Knowledge about Home Buying
NHP conducts comprehensive homebuyer education classes.
- Lack of Funds for Down Payment and Closing Costs
NHP provides funds for downpayment assistance for eligible homebuyers in Springfield City limits.
- Poor Credit / Money Management
NHP provides homebuyers with financial coaching and financial fitness workshops.
Listen to What the Graduates Say about NHP:
“You need to take this class, not only for buying a home but for the credit education.”
“Go for it! The class is excellent; you learn a lot and gain confidence.”
Helping you find the way home....with Homebuyer Education
Online Class with eHome America
Want to take the online course? eHome America provides the web version of our popular class. Visit eHome America at www.ehomeamerica.org/nhp. The cost is $99 and includes a one-on-one individual phone session when completed.
You can access quality homebuyer education from the comfort of your own home. You may have a difficult time getting to our office for in-person counseling, for reasons such as work schedules or babysitting issues. This online version helps you get the education and certification you need‚ at your convenience. Though this online course cannot replace in-person homebuyer counseling‚ we believe that participants can gain a thorough understanding of the homebuying process. Each participant in this course will be directly connected to NHP at the course completion. This ensures that participants receive the one-on-one counseling they need over the phone or in-person while receiving their certification online.
If you would like to apply for any of our programs, please click the Apply Now button below. Then print the form, fill it out and mail, email or fax it back.