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8-Hour Homebuyer Class

Pre- & Post-Purchase Education

Our next classes will be held:
Mon., October 21, 2019, 9am to 5pm
Mon., November 18, 2019, 9am to 5pm
Mon., December 16, 2019, 9am to 5pm

Are you thinking about buying a home? Even if you aren’t building and buying a home with Habitat, you likely still have a lot of questions about the process. How does your credit affect the process and how can it be improved? How do you qualify for a loan? What happens when you close on the mortgage? What sort of maintenance will your home need?

These and many other questions will be answered during our pre- and post-purchase homebuyer education class, which is open to the general public. Over the course of 8 hours, our THDA-certified and NeighborWorks®-certified mortgage professionals will review what you need to know when considering the purchase of a house, including:

  • Are You Ready to Buy A Home?
  • Managing Your Money
  • Understanding Credit
  • Obtaining a Mortgage Loan
  • Shopping for a Home
  • Protecting Your Investment
  • Maintaining & Improving Your Home
  • Community Involvement

This course will meet the requirement for homebuyer education with THDA (including Hardest Hit Fund Down Payment Assistance) and other mortgage lending agencies. Simply present your certificate of completion to your lender.  It is recommended you take the class at least four weeks prior to closing. Cost of attending the class is $25 per person/household.

Enroll in the Class

To enroll for the class, please contact Liz Miller, sr. family services manager ( or 901-322-3519) or Steve Herrington, sr. homeowner services manager ( or 901-322-3521) via email or phone at least two days prior to the class date.

Where is the class held?

The class is held at the Memphis Habitat offices, located at 7136 Winchester Road. All classes start promptly at the posted time. If you arrive late, you will be asked to return for a different class date. Child care services are not available. Lunch will be provided during this class (please notify us of any dietary restrictions when you register).

More Information

For more information on our one-day, 8-hour pre- & post-purchase homebuyer education class, contact Liz Miller, sr. family services manager, at 901-322-3519 or