Skip to main content

Homebuyer Education And Counseling

The first step to creating successful homeowners is education. Educated homeowners stay in their homes longer, take pride in their properties, and have one-third less foreclosures. NeighborWorks Montana’s network partners across the state offer in-depth classes on all aspects of homeownership.

Completion of a certified homebuyer class is a requirement for many specialized loan products, including NeighborWorks Montana loans. To receive a certificate, participants must complete all sections of the course and have a session with one of our certified homebuyer counselors. During this session the counselor will help apply what you have learned to your own situation, give you regional advice for looking for a home and loan, and set a budget. All services meet HUD requirements and are provided by National Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling Certified educators.

Topics covered in the classes include:

• Assessing Readiness to Buy a Home
• Budgeting and Credit
• Financing a Home

• Selecting a Home
• Maintaining a Home and Finances
• Financial Resources


Homebuyer education is one of the many services offered by NeighborWorks Montana’s network partner organizations. For aspiring homeowners, many organizations also offer one-on-one counseling in-person, over the phone, and virtually. Find an organization near you to learn more about the services they offer, register for a class, and schedule a counseling session.

Search by County

Search by Category

Take the Class at Home

Online education offers you the opportunity to take homebuyer education in the safety of your own home and at your own pace.

Click here for more information about our online options and to register.

Questions? – contact Naomi Valentine with NeighborWorks Montana at
(406) 604-4558 or by email at [email protected].

Interested in Homebuyer Education or Counseling?