Address & Phone
233 Cascade Street
Wolf Point, MT 59201
Homebuyer Education Class provided by Great Northern Development Corporation in partnership with NeighborWorks Montana, a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency
Description: A class for potential homebuyers of all income levels. The purpose of the class is to teach potential homeowners about the process of purchasing a home. Homebuyer Education classes provide information on all aspects of homeownership with an emphasis on pre-purchase including the following: Steps to Homeownership, Mortgage Basics, Lender role/loan programs, Realtor Role/buy-sell contracts, Importance of Home Inspections & Appraisals, Affordability Analysis, Spending Plans, Homeowners Insurance & Closing your loan.
Benefits: Homebuyer Education teaches skills and provides tools for basic financial management including budgeting, saving, credit, and debt management. It teaches about the Homebuying process, its complexities and costs. And most importantly helps families to become successful long-term homeowners. Upon completing the course, attendees will receive a certificate of completion.
Potential homebuyers of all income levels are eligible to attend, first time homebuyers as well as repeat homebuyers. A non-refundable fee of $40 per household is to be paid at registration. For more information or to register please contact Housing Counselor Brianna Vine at 653-2590 ext 204 or [email protected]
Where: Great Northern Development Corporation
233 Cascade Street, Wolf Point, MT
Time: 9AM – 5PM
Classes are online only at this time.
You have two options for online homebuyer education: eHome America or Framework. While online education cannot replace the experience of an in-person class, both eHome America and Framework classes provide a comprehensive education on the homebuying journey.
In order to receive your homebuyer education class certificate of completion you will need to complete a one-on-one appointment with one of our HUD-certified housing counselors. This appointment can be done in person or over the phone and can generally be made to fit your schedule.
The content and topics are the same for both classes, but the delivery styles differ slightly. Feel free to choose the class that suits your learning style best. Both classes are HUD- certified, and both have adopted NeighborWorks America’s National Industry Standards.
eHome is “more like an electronic textbook”, said one user. eHome has short videos that introduce concepts followed by text that further expand those concepts.
Class Costs $99
Framework is more like a storybook, following the homebuying journey of a prospective first-time homebuyer. Content is very interactive.
Class Costs $75
If you still need advice on which course to take your lender may have a recommendation based on the loan products you are considering, or you may contact your local housing counselor for their perspective. Click HERE to find a counselor in your area.
Once you’ve registered and completed the course you will receive an email from Logan Smith at NeighborWorks Montana putting you in touch with the housing counselor in your area to complete your one-on-one counseling session.
Questions? – contact Logan Smith at (406) 604-4557 or by email at [email protected]