Course curriculum

  • 1

    Section 1: Introduction

    • 1.1. How Did You Find Us?

    • 1.2 Welcome

    • 1.3 Questions About Homebuying

    • 1.4 Course Contents

    • 1.5 How Prepared Are You?

  • 2

    Section 2: Deciding to Buy a Home

    • 2.1 Deciding to Buy a Home

    • 2.2. What Is the First Step?

    • 2.3 Is Renting Cheaper?

    • 2.4 Renting v. Buying

    • 2.5 Gathering Bank Statements

    • 2.6 Are You Ready To Buy?

    • 2.7 Homebuyer Readiness Quiz

    • 2.8 Steps To Buying a Home

    • 2.9 What Did You Learn?

    • 2.10 What Is a Mortgage?

    • 2.11 Credit

    • 2.12 Four C's of Credit

    • 2.13 How Much Home Can I Afford?

    • 2.14 Gather Your Pay Stubs

  • 3

    Section 3: Who's Who on Your Homebuying Team

    • 3.1 Who's Who on Your Homebuying Team?

    • 3.2 Your Homeownership Advisor

    • 3.3 What Does a Homeownership Advisor Do?

    • 3.4 Mortgage Company, Loan Officer, Seller & Realtor

    • 3.5 Buyer Agent v. Listing Agent

    • 3.6 Why You Need a Realtor

  • 4

    Section 4: Creating Your Spending Plan (BONUS SECTION)

    • 4.1 What Is a Budget?

    • 4.2 Types of Expenses

    • 4.3 Tools for Creating a Budget

    • 4.4 Upfront v. Ongoing Costs

    • 4.5 Why You Should Buy a Home

    • 4.6 How to Improve Credit

    • 4.7 Did You Know?

    • 4.8 Gathering Your Taxes

  • 5

    Section 5: Next Steps

    • 5.1 Where To Go From Here?

    • 5.2 Links to Sign Up for Appointments and Classes