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Homeownership Education


SWMCDC offers classes to help people understand the process of buying and owning a home. First time home buyers, at all home prices and incomes, need to prepare for homeownership. Learn about the following topics:

  • Managing your money
  • Understanding credit scores
  • Getting a mortgage loan
  • Shopping for a home
  • Simple home maintenance
  • Managing your finances after you buy
  • Building a team of people to shop for a home
  • Making an informed purchase that will be sustainable for the homeowner

All our education and counseling services are FREE.


Pre-purchase Education for Prospective Home Buyers

  • See us and get pre-qualified for a home loan
  • Pre-purchase Personalized Counseling
  • Enroll in our pre-purchase home buyer Fast Track program so you have the latest thinking and coaching about whether buying a home is right for you.


Home Buyer Pre-Purchase Education Classes

Classes include are you ready to buy a home, what are the requirements, credit scores needed, down payment and programs that offer down payment/closing cost assistance, reviewing legal documents. (Participants may qualify for $1,500 down payment assistance)

When: Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00pm for 4 weeks
(Daytime classes available for 2nd and 3rd shift workers – as needed)

Class Sessions for 2017

July 13, 20, 27, August 3

August 10, 17, 24, 31

September 7, 14, 21, 28

October 5, 12, 19, 26

November 2, 9, 16, 30

Please call to register 269.968.1113


Home Buyer Post-Purchase Education for Current Home Owners

  • Property tax reviews and challenges
  • Credit reviews and planning
  • Financial capabilities counseling
  • Budget preparation