Home Buyer Education

NeighborWorks Blackhawk Region has been providing homebuying workshops since its founding in 1979. The homebuyer education program is designed to promote long term homeownership by providing training and counseling. Our philosophy is to help you become mortgage-ready regardless of where you are in the home buying process.

The workshop will cover a variety of topics, including navigating the home purchase process, rebuilding credit, reducing debt, determining affordability, becoming mortgage-ready and much more. To complete the process a one-on-one housing counseling session is scheduled, to look at where you are in the home buying process, answer your questions, create an action plan and budget, and review down payment assistance programs and costs.

It is like getting a Ph.D. in homeownership!

Managing Your Money

  • Making budgeting easier
  • Setting up a realistic budget
  • Banking and Saving principles

Shopping for a Home

  • Home buying process
  • Home buying team
  • Types of homes
  • Choosing a neighborhood
  • Offer to purchase
  • Homeowners insurance

Understanding Credit

  • Clearing up credit issues
  • Establishing credit
  • Reviewing your credit report

Getting a Mortgage Loan

  • House payments
  • Mortgage loan team
  • Types of mortgage loans
  • Loan pre-qualification & pre-approval

How To Participate:

Classes are held at Beloit Library located at 605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit, WI. 53511 or Hedberg Library located at 316 S. Main Street, Janesville, WI. 53545.

Beloit – 9:30am to 5pm
Janesville – 9am to 5pm

Contact us by filling out the online form, or any of the following methods:

We will send you a registration packet for you to complete and return to us. This will secure your spot in the class.

Additional Resources

Online Workshop | Framework

Upon completion you will be instructed to contact us to schedule a one-on-one counseling appointment. Cost of course is $75.

Online Workshop | eHome America

Upon completion you will be instructed to contact us to schedule a one-on-one counseling appointment. Cost of course is $100.

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