NHS’ New Convenient On-line Class Designed to Help First-Time Homebuyers

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsBuying a new home is no walk in the park. There are many challenges future home owners have to face before the purchase, like learning about credit and how to budget for the biggest purchase of their lives. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, a HUD-certified counseling agency, has the solution to this problem by offering both in-person and on-line education courses to homebuyers. NHS’ new offering of eHome gives potential homebuyers the opportunity to assess readiness to buy, understand money management and credit, how to shop for a home and secure a loan. Home buyer education is an important step in the home buying journey, and many lenders require it before issuing a loan.

The cost for the eight-hour on-line course is $50 and upon completion, participants will receive a Homeownership Education Certificate which many lenders require before issuing a loan. First-time home buyers still have the option of attending NHS’ free in-person classes offered in English and Spanish in several locations: Back of the Yards, North Lawndale, Roseland, Wicker Park and at the NHS of the Fox Valley office in Elgin. For more information and to register for e-Home, visit www.nhschicago.org, or contact Heather Blankenship 773-329-4113 or hblankenship@nhschicago.org.

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