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Home Ownership Education


Anyone who is thinking about buying a home for the first time should become educated about the process. It is easy to sign on the dotted line and make promises about paying your monthly mortgage payment, but do you really understand what it takes to be a successful homeowner?

The first step on the road to home ownership is to attend our nationally accredited Homebuyer Education Class. Taught by NeighborWorks® America certified instructors, the class will teach you everything you need to become a successful homeowner. After completion, you will be well-prepared for the home buying process–if you still feel homeownership is the right decision at this time.

The topics that will be covered are:

  • Budgeting
  • Credit
  • Affordability
  • How to work with a real estate agent
  • Finding the right lender and the lending process
  • Help in choosing the right house
  • What to expect at closing

Classes are offered on Tuesday evenings in Binghamton and Norwich to accommodate the working public.


2017 Academy Class Schedule

OPEN: SESSION ONE: 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11 (Tuesday evenings in Binghamton)  

                                           or  3/28, 4/4, 4/11 (Tuesday evenings in Norwich)

OPEN: SESSION TWO: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/30, 6/6 (Tuesday evenings in Binghamton)

                                                          (No Norwich)

OPEN:  SESSION THREE: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26 (Saturday mornings in Binghamton)

                                           or  7/11, 7/18, 7/25 (Tuesday evenings in Norwich)

OPEN:  SESSION FOUR: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14 (Saturday mornings in Binghamton)

                                           or  10/10, 10/17, 10/24 (Tuesday evenings in Norwich)



Light supper or breakfast provided for each class

Binghamton TUESDAY classes, 5:30-8:30pm held at:
Metro Interfaith, 21 New Street, Binghamton

Binghamton SATURDAY classes, 9:00am-1:00pm held at:
Binghamton location TBD

Norwich classes, 5:30-8:30pm held at:
Quaranta Homeownership Academy, 44 W. Main Street, Norwich

Contact the Homeownership Academy Coordinators for more info & to sign up:

Binghamton: Conant Smith 607.723.0723, Ex. 311

Norwich: Cathy Berger 607.334.7114, Ex. 4004



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