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First-time home buyer course with MaineStream Finance

Event organizer: MaineStream Finance
Event Date & Time: February 23, 2019 8:30 am until February 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Contact email: MSFINfo@penquis.org

BANGOR — MaineStream Finance will hold a first-time home buyer course from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at 262 Harlow Street.

Learn everything you need to know about the home buying process with HoMEworks, a nonprofit group dedicated to consumer homebuyer education. Attending this eight-hour course, taught by certified housing counselors and industry professionals, could make you eligible for the $3,500 Maine State Housing Advantage grant to apply towards closing costs.

All courses are designed to help students get their questions answered without feeling obligated to buy a home or work with a particular professional. HoMEworks believes the best place to start the home buying process is in the classroom. Courses are sponsored by University Credit Union.

What you’ll learn:

  • The home buying process
  • Money management and the costs involved
  • Goal setting and preparing for homeownership
  • How to qualify and obtain a mortgage loan
  • Lender’s view: Determining creditworthiness and affordability
  • What to expect at closing
  • How to avoid being ripped off