Homebuyer Education

Online Home Buyer Education

NeighborWorks Green Bay’s priority is the health and well-being of our staff, clients, community partners, and volunteers during the coronavirus public health emergency. Although we are not currently offering our in-person classes, we offer online classes

All houses need a strong foundation. Likewise, homebuyer eduation will help you create a strong foundation for your homebuying experience. Purchasing a home is one of the most important financial decisions most people make. The homebuyer education classes taught by the NeighborWorks staff will help create a strong foundation for both your homebuying and homeownership experience.

Taking part in one of these classes can help take some of the mystery and stress out of the home buying process, as well as potentially save you time, money, classes and fulfill requirements for Down Payment and Closing Cost assistance through NeighborWorks Green Bay, in addition to fulfilling homebuyer education requirements for loans through other sources, e.g. WHEDA.

The curriculum for our homebuyer education class was developed by NeighborWorks® America. It is approved by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Homebuyer education classes are offered each month at the NeighborWorks Green Bay facility at 437 S. Jackson Street in Green Bay. Classes are available in English, Spanish, and Hmong. Homebuyer Education is $50 per household payable upon registration online at https://nwgreenbay.force.com/nwgreenbaycft.  This fee includes education, course materials, individual counseling, and Homebuyer Education Certificate upon completion.

You can also register for online homebuyer education through eHome America. The cost for online Homebuyer Education is $125 per household payable upon registration at https://www.ehomeamerica.org/nwgreenbay.  This fee includes online education, individual counseling, and Homebuyer Education Certificate upon completion.

 

Ebony Harvey never imagined she would end up living in Green Bay, Wisconsin… and loving it! Ebony was born in California and grew up in North Carolina. When the opportunity to teach Mathematics at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College presented itself, Ebony admits she was a bit hesitant. She didn’t know much about Green Bay. After some research and a trip to explore the area, she decided to take a chance.

Ebony rented an apartment in downtown Green Bay and enjoyed the arts, music, and restaurants the downtown area offered. It didn’t take long for her to decide she wanted to stay and become a homeowner. After attending an open house at NeighborWorks Green Bay’s Navarino Townhomes and learning more about NeighborWorks Green Bay, Ebony began working toward her dream. She attended our Homebuyer Education Classes and prepared herself for homeownership.

Ebony worked closely with NeighborWorks Green Bay staff and in July, officially purchased her new home! She loves being a homeowner, and loves living in Green Bay, “It’s a great time to be a young professional in Green Bay. There is so much going on. I am so grateful to NeighborWorks Green Bay, everyone was so helpful. I could not have done this without them.” Ebony’s connection to NeighborWorks Green Bay is ongoing. She attends Home & Life Workshops to continuously educate herself and recently served as an Ambassador at NeighborWorks Green Bay’s Annual Celebration, sharing the story of her path to homeownership with others.

Ebony’s home is the 17th built through NeighborWorks Green Bay’s donor financed Adopt-A-Home Program in partnership with Bridges Construction & Renovation and the City of Green Bay’s New Homes in Your Neighborhood Program.

Homebuyer Education Topics:
Are you ready to buy a home?
Managing Your Money
Understanding Credit
Obtaining a Mortgage Loan
Shopping for a Home
Protecting Your Investment

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