Homebuyer Education Training Offered in Twin Bridges

Homebuyer Education Training Offered in Twin Bridges

Submitted by Jené Matzkanin, Headwaters RC&D

HEADWATERS RC&D OFFERING NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED “REALIZING THE AMERICAN DREAM” HOMEBUYER EDUCATION TRAINING GEARED TOWARDS FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS

A nationally recognized homebuyer education workshop will be offered by Headwaters RC&D to assist local residents to understand and master the home buying process. The “Realizing the American Dream” workshop teaches potential homebuyers how to become successful homeowners. This course is open to anyone who is considering buying a home. The next class is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at Twin Bridges High School, 216 W. 6th Avenue, Twin Bridges, Montana, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $25.00 per person or $35.00 per household, and pre-registration is required.

The eight-hour workshop will assess participants’ readiness to buy a home, assist them with money management and credit issues, give them options for financing a home, and most importantly, provide them with the critical knowledge for maintaining their new home. The course is tailored to meet the participants’ needs, no matter what phase of the home buying process they are in.

Staff trainers of Headwaters RC&D, a local non-profit organization, have been certified through NeighborWorks America’s nationally recognized “Training for Trainers” program which was recently offered in Seattle, Washington. “We are very pleased that Headwaters RC&D staff are nationally certified as Homebuyer Education trainers by NeighborWorks America. Our goal is to help local families buy homes and be successful homeowners,” said Joe Willauer, Headwaters RC&D’s Executive Director. “The complexity of the home buying process should not be a barrier to families. Our homebuyer education program is the first step, and maybe the most important step, that a family can take to achieve the dream of homeownership.”

Headwaters RC&D’s homebuyer education program is designed to be results-oriented. Participants will gain a thorough knowledge of the home buying process while at the same time finding local resources to help them achieve their goal. Buying a home can be a difficult and stressful process. NeighborWorks America recognizes that a high-quality and standardized education program is the best way to prepare consumers to buy and own a home. As proof of that, trainers who have been certified through NeighborWorks America have helped thousands of families to purchase homes. NeighborWorks America is a public, non-profit organization that was established by an Act of Congress in 1978 to focus on revitalizing urban, suburban and rural communities across America. For more information about this program, please contact Jené Matzkanin, Headwaters RC&D at 406-533-6781 or jmatzkanin@headwatersrcd.org.