Working together to make your dream of homeownership come true!

 

Counseling

 

All Classes and Counseling are provided free of charge.

Our HCT one-on-one case management includes a Tri-Merge credit report providing you with your current FICO credit score. We know that buying a home is a complicated process and if your credit report reveals issues that need to be resolved we will be there to guide and support you.

We teach the required Washington State Finance Commission's “First Time Homebuyers Class” which covers important topics that you will face as you consider purchasing your first home.

 

 

 

Key topics in the First Time Homebuyers Class Include:

 

PREPARING FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP

Do you really want to own your own home - can you afford to buy a house - how expensive a house can you buy - how can you increase your borrowing power - are you ready for homeownership.

BUDGETING AND CREDIT

Contents of the credit report - how banks use credit reports - removing judgments and collections - repairing your credit - managing your money - preparing a household budget.

SHOPPING FOR A HOME

Deciding what you want - finding the "right" house - negotiating the purchase -- the home inspection.

OBTAINING A MORTGAGE

Shopping and applying for a loan - loan processing - what to do if your application is rejected.

CLOSING

Preparing for closing - "Closing, The Big Day” - understanding your obligations as a borrower.

LIFE AS A HOMEOWNER

Settling in - maintaining your home - financial planning