Home Buyer Education

Think you’re ready to take the plunge and buy your first home? Not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place.

Courses Offered

The journey to purchase your first home can be overwhelming but we’re here to help. Home Buyer Education classes are ideal for any potential homebuyer or current homeowner!

Learn more about what courses INHS offers:

First-Time Homebuyer Courses

INHS offers two options: a four-week “Home Buyer U” education course, or a one day eight-hour course. Classes take place in Ithaca, as well as Cortland and other locations. This course will help you:

  • qualify for mortgages and understand credit
  • avoid expensive mistakes
  • understand the purchase process
  • gain an edge when looking for homes for sale

You may also qualify for up to $20,000 in down payment assistance!

Price: $75/household

Post-Purchase Courses

Our Post Purchase Counseling educates you on the important steps to take after you purchase your home, such as home repair, foreclosure prevention, etc.

Price: $20/person; $35/couple; $10/person for HBU graduates

Home Inspection Courses

A key component to buying a home is the inspection – and it’s important to know what to look for, and possible “show-stoppers” that could prevent you from purchasing the house.  Offered separately from Home Buyer U, our Home Inspection Class is usually offered monthly.

Price: $20/person; $35/couple; $10/person for HBU graduates

eHome America Online Course

Don’t have the time in your schedule to come to our in-person first-time home buyer course? You can take the class online through eHome America.

Price: $99

Upcoming Events for Home Buyers

Fri 19

Home Buyer U: July

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - July 30 @ 8:30 pm
Wed 24

Home Inspection – Ithaca – July 24

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aug 03

Home Buyer U: August

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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