OLCDC Homebuyer Workshop (English)

*Please note SFCDC is not the organizer of this event.

“OLCDC’s homebuyer education workshops are designed to guide first-time homebuyers step by step through the home buying process. Workshops are FREE, but reservations are required. One-on-one counseling with an OLCDC certified Housing Counselor is also available.

During each 8-hour homebuyer education workshop, attendees will hear presentations from industry professionals—lenders, realtors, home inspectors, closing agents, attorneys, etc.—on the following topics:

  • Preparing for Homeownership
  • Shopping for a Home
  • Applying for Available Grant Funds
  • Obtaining a Mortgage
  • Closing on Your Home
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Home Inspection
  • Importance of Fair Housing, Predatory Lending
  • Credit/Budgeting/Identity Theft

Participants are encouraged to come to the workshop prepared to ask the facilitator and presenters questions throughout the day. At the end of the workshop, participants will receive contact information for the OLCDC housing counseling staff and the workshop presenters and may contact these professionals if they have questions regarding their home buying process.

Upon completion of the entire 8-hour workshop, participants will receive a certificate stating they have completed the 8-Hour Homebuyer Education Course. This certificate is required by developers and subsidy programs. Please bring a valid photo I.D., proof of income (i.e., 2011 W-2, 2 paystubs, benefits letter) and a copy of your pre-qualification letter if you have received one. These documents are required to receive your certificate.

To register for one of the live workshops outlined above, click here. To register for an online homebuyer workshop, click here. For more information, contact a Housing Counseling Specialist at (305) 687-3545.”

OLCDC Homebuyer Workshop (Spanish)

*Please note SFCDC is not the organizer of this event.

“OLCDC’s homebuyer education workshops are designed to guide first-time homebuyers step by step through the home buying process. Workshops are FREE, but reservations are required. One-on-one counseling with an OLCDC certified Housing Counselor is also available.

During each 8-hour homebuyer education workshop, attendees will hear presentations from industry professionals—lenders, realtors, home inspectors, closing agents, attorneys, etc.—on the following topics:

  • Preparing for Homeownership
  • Shopping for a Home
  • Applying for Available Grant Funds
  • Obtaining a Mortgage
  • Closing on Your Home
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Home Inspection
  • Importance of Fair Housing, Predatory Lending
  • Credit/Budgeting/Identity Theft

Participants are encouraged to come to the workshop prepared to ask the facilitator and presenters questions throughout the day. At the end of the workshop, participants will receive contact information for the OLCDC housing counseling staff and the workshop presenters and may contact these professionals if they have questions regarding their home buying process.

Upon completion of the entire 8-hour workshop, participants will receive a certificate stating they have completed the 8-Hour Homebuyer Education Course. This certificate is required by developers and subsidy programs. Please bring a valid photo I.D., proof of income (i.e., 2011 W-2, 2 paystubs, benefits letter) and a copy of your pre-qualification letter if you have received one. These documents are required to receive your certificate.

To register for one of the live workshops outlined above, click here. To register for an online homebuyer workshop, click here. For more information, contact a Housing Counseling Specialist at (305) 687-3545.”

Pre-Purchase Homebuyer’s Class for 1st Time Buyers

*Please note SFCDC is not the organizer of this event.

Our monthly prepurchase class will be held on Saturday October 21. Topics to be discussed include:
Maximizing Subsidy and Down Payment Assistance Programs
Fair Housing
Credit
Money Management/Budgeting
Closing Your Loan
The Mortgage Process

This free class is needed for most downpayment assistance and subsidy programs.“

Member Event: Free Group Homebuyer Education

Share this information with a resident of South Dade:

Trinity Empowerment Consortium is hosting FREE group homebuyer education. This is an educational event for  new or returning homebuyers. Come find out how you can access down payment assistance to help you buy your new home. If you haven’t owned a home in 3 years or recently divorced…. you are considered a first time buyer.

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