OSU Extension, Franklin County offers home buyer education workshop series designed to assist prospective home buyers in achieving their dream of owning a home and building a better future for their families. Our program is one of only a handful in Central Ohio that is U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-certified and City of Columbus-approved. The workshop series have been restructured to be able to help in every step of the home buying process from beginning steps to building credit to being financially ready to apply for a mortgage loan. This home buyer education series will be held on July 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at The Ohio State University, Franklin County Office (530 West Spring Street, Suite 275, Columbus, OH 43215). Click here to register.
More details about what will be covered in Home Buyer Education 1 are provided below:
If your credit score is less than 580 and/or any of the following apply, we suggest that you register for HBE 1:
• Don't know your credit score
• Need a savings plan
• No funds saved for a down payment
• Less than two years of steady income
• Had a bankruptcy within the last two years
You will learn how to improve your credit so you are lender ready to buy a home. In addition to the workshop, you will receive one-on-one budget and credit counseling. Individuals who complete HBE 1 are eligible to receive a $20.00 discount if they register for HBE 2 within 12 months of completing HBE 1. Please contact your HBE 1 instructor to receive your code and wait to register for HBE 2 prior to receiving your code.