HomebuyerEducation

The NHDC Home Buyers Education Seminar (HBE) is offered several times a year to assist potential homeowners understand the entire home buying process.  Established in 1997, our HBE seminar has assisted over 1,300 families achieve their dream of home ownership.

 

This eight hour course is coordinated by an experienced housing counselor with years of experience assisting 1st time Home Buyers.  NHDC also partners with industry professionals who volunteer to teach some of the course modules and provide a comprehensive understanding of the home purchase process.

 

As an added benefit, many Down Payment Assistance Programs require some form of Home Buyers Education.  Our HBE seminar fulfills that requirement for most Programs including Alachua County SHIP and the Florida Bond program.

 

 

To sign up for the class, please contact us at (352) 380-9119 or email your name, address, and phone number to Anne Conklin (aconklin@gnhdc.org). The course fee is $50** and must be paid one week prior to your scheduled course date. You can pay either by phone with a credit/debit card or check/money order to the office.

 

Important Information:

  • The course requires a financial commitment from participants in the form of a **$50 registration fee which includes one meal. An additional meal can be purchased for $5.   **This fee is fully refundable when you close on a home, with a copy of your closing disclosure.
  • Re-take Fee is $25.00 (non-refundable) within 2 years of original class date, anything prior will be full registration fee of $50
  • Deadline to register for the course is ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED COURSE DATE.
  • The class time for Saturday class is 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Monday-Tuesday class is  5:00 pm-9:00 pm*. (*must attend both nights for certificate)
  • Please bring a writing utensil (pen or pencil) to take notes and also a calculator.
  • Since the temperature in the room varies from class to class, we encourage you to bring a sweater/sweatshirt
  • Please do not bring children to the class.
  • Feel free to bring snacks in the event you get hungry prior to lunch.

 

The following 5 modules will be covered in the course:

  1. Obtaining a Mortgage Loan
  2. Shopping for a Home
  3. The Importance of Getting a Professional Home Inspection
  4. Protecting Your Investment with Insurance
  5. The Closing Process


2018-19 Schedule - Gainesville:

  • Saturday

    • November 10, 2018 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, November 2, 2018)

    • December 8, 2018 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, November 30, 2018)

    • February 9, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, February 1, 2019)

    • March 9, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, March 1, 2019)

    • April 27, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, April 19, 2019)

    • May 11, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, May 3, 2019)

    • June 15, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, June 7, 2019)

    • July 13, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, July 5, 2019)

    • August 10, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, August 2, 2019)

    • September 7, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, August 30, 2019)


    Weeknight (Monday & Tuesday)

    • November 12 & 13, 2018 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, November 2, 2018)
    • January 21 & 22, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, January 11, 2019)
    • March 18 & 19, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, March 8, 2019)
    • May 20 & 21, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, May 10, 2019)
    • July 22 & 23, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, July 12, 2019)


2018-19 Schedule - Ocala:

  • October 6, 2018 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, September 28, 2018)

  • December 1, 2018 ((Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, November 30, 2018)

  • February 2, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, January 25, 2019)

  • May 4, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, April 26, 2019)

  • August 3, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, July 26, 2019)

  • November 2, 2019 (Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, October 25, 2019)

Location - Gainesville

 


GACAR-Saturday class

1750 NW 80th Blvd

Gainesville, Fl 32608


G-TECH at Cornerstone (Monday & Tuesday)

2753 SE Hawthorne Road

Room 108

Gainesville, Fl 32641


Location - Ocala


Ocala Marion County Association of Realtors  


3105 NE 14th Street

Ocala, FL  34470

 

You must be registered (with your registration fee paid) PRIOR to attending this course.