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Free Home Buyer Seminars

Our promise is to ensure affordable long-term housing solutions for all families in Snohomish County. Our goal is to provide not just Habitat partner families, but all families with the tools they need to stay out of debt, protect their assets and find  affordable homes.

Upcoming classes

Home Buyer Seminar for Veterans
June 15th,  2019 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

This course, open to all veterans, will help you understand:
• Who can benefit from a VA loan
• Dispelling the myths of VA lending programs
• Down payment and closing costs
• Selecting a loan program

Registration is FREE, but required. More information and registration available here.

All education courses

We offer a variety of classes on an ongoing basis to provide guidance on home buying, financial education, home maintenance and more. Our classes are open to the public, free of charge and led by experts from the field. No products are sold at our classes. 

Below is a complete list of classes that have previously been offered and may be offered in the future. Check back regularly for upcoming class information.

 

Home Buyer Seminar: Realizing the American Dream
2 hours

 This course, open to all homebuyers, will help you understand:
• The steps to buying a home
• Selecting a loan program
• Predatory lending
• Credit and affordability

 

Home Buyer Seminar for Veterans
2 hours

This course, open to all veterans, will help you understand:
• Who can benefit from a VA loan
• Dispelling the myths of VA lending programs
• Down payment and closing costs
• Selecting a loan program

 

Understanding Credit
2 hours

To purchase a home, you must have good credit. This class is for anyone who wants to learn about repairing or maintaining credit. This class covers:
• Credit reports and reporting agencies
• Credit scores
• Correcting errors on a credit report
• Addressing common credit problems
• Establishing credit
• Managing debt
• Reducing identity theft risk
• Consumer rights
• Managing money

Home Maintenance 
2 hours

Designed for all home owners interested in learning how to maintain their home, this course covers:
• Home inspections
• Basic electrical
• Plumbing and HVAC systems
• Home emergencies 

 

Disaster Preparedness 
2 hours

This course is designed to teach all families what to do when disaster strikes. Learn about:
• Creating your family emergency kit
• Preparing your home for an earthquake
• Resources available for your family and community
• Creating a family communication plan
• Staying connected in the event of power or cell service disruptions

Planning  Your Financial Future
2 hours

Whether you own your home or rent it, building a financial future for your family is key. Open to all, this class will help your family strengthen the financial future by covering:
• Establishing a budget
• Using debt wisely
• Building emergency reserves
• Protecting against financial setbacks
• Disability and life insurance 

 

Interested in volunteering your time to teach one of these classes or another class that would appeal to home owners and potential home owners in Snohomish County? Contact our Community Outreach Director at outreach@habitatsnohomish.org.