Home Ownership workshop offered in Cambridge

A homebuyer education workshop (Home Stretch) will be held in Cambridge
on Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Minnco Credit
Union Center.

A homebuyer education workshop (Home Stretch) will be held in Cambridge on Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Minnco Credit Union Center.

This is a one-day, all day Home Stretch workshop. Register by calling Stacy Esboldt at Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, 320-259-0393.

Pre-purchase counseling is also available by appointment. This is a free service to anyone who wants to talk with a certified homeownership counselor about their personal situation pertaining to buying a home. Contact Esboldt at Central Minnesota Housing Partnership to set up an appointment. Phone counseling is available.

You have the opportunity to free yourself from some of the complications and stress of buying a home by participating in a Home Stretch Workshop offered by Central Minnesota Housing Partnership. In one day you will learn about qualifying for a mortgage, financing a home, budget and credit issues, real estate, the closing process, basic home maintenance and affordable mortgage products that may be available to first-time homebuyers.

Central Minnesota Housing Partnership (CMHP), a non-profit organization providing affordable housing services to the central region of Minnesota, coordinates the Home Stretch workshop.  Community lenders, Realtors and other housing professionals volunteer their time to bring first-time homebuyers the most important and current information about the home buying process.

“It’s a great time to be a first-time homebuyer,” said Esboldt.  “There are so many opportunities out there for homebuyers at the moment and

Home Stretch will provide the needed information a first-time homebuyer should know before beginning the process.”
Some affordable mortgage products, first-time homebuyer products and government loans may require a buyer to receive a Home Stretch certificate.

“Home Stretch is the best “first-step” in the home buying process,” said Esboldt. “Buying a home is usually the largest investment an individual/family will make in their lifetime. The more educated a person is on the homebuying process, the better decisions they will make about this large investment.”

There is a $25 fee per household to participate in Home Stretch and registration is required. To register for the Cambridge Home Stretch workshop in February, contact Esboldt at 320-259-0393.

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