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Homebuyer Education

Homebuyer Education

Based on the Homebuyer's Guide, workshops are designed to equip buyers with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed at both home purchasing and home ownership.

A concise, current publication, the Homebuyer's Guide is based on the National Industry Standards for Homebuyer Education and includes chapters on assessing home readiness, money for housing, making an offer on a home, selecting a mortgage, closing the deal and defining success as a homeowner.

Research conducted with homeowners demonstrates that people who attend homeownership education can significantly increase their credit scores and purchasing power. Prepurchase education has also been demonstrated to help reduce the probability of default or foreclosure.

Classes are located in the places below. If your county is not listed, a neighboring county may be a short drive away.

County Location Contact Information Fees & Misc. Info
Erie Erie Co. Extension Office
2900 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870

Donna Green

$50 per individual or family
Fulton Fulton Co. Extension Office
8770 SR 108, Suite A
Wauseon, OH 43567

Melissa Welker

$50 per individual or family
Lucas Lucas Co. Extension Office
One Government Center
Suite 550
Toledo, OH 43604

Patrice Powers-Barker

$50 per individual or family
Wayne Wayne Co. Extension Office
428 W. Liberty St., Suite 12
Wooster, OH 44691

Melinda Hill

$50 per individual or family