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Your home purchase is one of the largest investments you’ll make, which is why it is so important to know you’re making the right choices. CHES, Inc. is highly regarded as a quality provider of HUD Approved Homebuyer & Homeownership Education to area individuals and families. Our 8 Hour HUD Approved Homebuyer Education Course will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed for long-term homeownership success.

Our highly qualified advisors will help you to determine affordability, and provide you with the most up-to-date information & resources available in the metropolitan area.  Our advisors have over 20 years experience in the real estate and mortgage industries.  Plus, we’ll be here to assist you even after your purchase.

Sign up below, or contact us with any questions you may have: 816-533-7417, we look forward to talking with you!

CHES, Inc. offers this course for  only $50.00 for the first borrower, and $25.00 for a co-borrower / spouse / significant other.  Includes tuition, workbook & materials. A boxed lunch is provided for each participant on prepaid registrations only, you may still cancel/reschedule and receive a full refund up to 48 hours prior to course date. See lunch choices on registration form below.

For your convenience, we accept cash, check, credit/debit or money orders.  Register below today and experience the difference CHES, Inc. can make for you.

Course Content Includes:

Introduction to Owning a Home:

  • Advantages of owning a home.
  • What is necessary to buy a home?  Mortgage payments & other costs.
  • Taking the next step towards homeownership.

Money Management:

  • Set goals & create a spending plan to meet those goals.
  • Trim expenses & find ways to save.
  • How to manage debt & increase savings.

Understanding Credit / Obtaining a Mortgage Loan:

  • Credit reports & scoring; how to read your credit report.
  • How a lender determines mortgage loan eligibility.
  • Calculating how much you can borrow.
  • Types of mortgage products.
  • The loan application & approval process.

Shopping for a Home:

  • The homebuying team (those involved in the process).
  • Locating the right house to meet your wants and needs.
  • Negotiating the best deal.
  • Events from contract to closing.

Protecting Your Investment after the Purchase:

  • How to make your home safe, energy efficient & keep it in good repair.
  • Getting involved in your neighborhood and community.
  • Keeping records and paying taxes.
  • Protecting equity; when to consider refinancing.
  • What to do if you cannot make your payments.
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A Boxed lunch is included (with prepayment only) at no extra charge. You may still cancel and receive a full refund up to 48 hours prior to the course.

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