Clone of "Buying a Home of Your Own" - First Time Homebuyer Orientation (City of Chicago, North Side)
...tired of paying rent?
...not sure if you can afford to buy a home?
...ready to learn more about your options?
Attend our FREE 2-hour introductory workshop for prospective homebuyers and learn about:
- Steps in the homebuying process.
- Credit, budgeting, and mortgage financing options.
- Programs for first-time homebuyers.
- How to avoid scams and protect yourself
Whether you are actively looking to take advantage of today's historic low interest rates and purchase a home soon or are beginning to make longer-term plans, this is a great place to start. In addition to this workshop, we also offer a follow-up one-day workshop to help you achieve the goal of homeownership. Complete both and receive a homebuyer education certificate of completion and a 240-page homebuyer guide. The certificate is accepted by lender and homebuyer programs requiring pre-purhcase homebuyer education. (You must complete both sessions within 90 days).
In addition, Lakeside's counseling staff is ready to work with you to develop a home purchase plan. Your home purchase plan identifies specific steps you will need to take to achieve your home ownership goals on a timetable that fits your situation. We will help you develop a budget, review your credit, assemble a home purchase team, and more.
Group education is often offered at costs ranging from $75-$250 and more. Lakeside is able to offer each session for $25 thanks to the program support of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and private donors.
You must register in advance to attend. To register, see instructions below.
Spanish language workshops are also offered. See our event calendar for more information.
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