First-time homebuyer workshop offered in Cambridge

If you are looking to purchase your first home, now is the time to participate in Home Stretch.

Home Stretch is a highly recommended first-time homebuyer workshop that takes participants through the entire home buying process. In one day, you will learn about qualifying for a mortgage, financing a home, credit, real estate, the closing process, basic home maintenance and affordable mortgage products that may be available to first-time homebuyers.  Some affordable mortgage products, government loans, and down payment and closing cost assistance programs may require a buyer to receive a Home Stretch certificate. They are currently reducing the price of the workshop to $20 per household.

Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, a non-profit organization providing affordable housing services to the central region of Minnesota, coordinates the Home Stretch workshop.

The next workshop will be offered in Cambridge on Friday, March 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Minnco Credit Union.  Registration is required, and participants will receive a completion certificate at the end of the workshop. To register for the online Framework course or the Home Stretch workshop, contact Kelly at 320-258-0681 and visit www.cmhp.net for more information.

Homebuyer education is also offered as an online course.  Framework is a new online tool to prepare you for successful homeownership. Framework will provide you with the facts you need to become a knowledgeable buyer. Many lenders have approved Framework to meet homebuyer education requirements.

Pre-purchase counseling is also available by appointment and is strongly recommended prior to taking Home Stretch.

This is a free service to anyone who wants to speak with a certified homeownership counselor about their financial situation prior to buying a home.

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