Homebuyer Education

Are you interested in owning your own home?

Clinch-Powell’s Homebuyer Education (HBE) Program can help you succeed in this significant endeavor!

Curriculum: NCHEC Realizing the American Dream

You will learn:

  • The steps in the homebuying process
  • The steps in the mortgage loan process
  • How to shop for a home
  • How lenders use credit
  • How to budget for a home
  • How to properly care for your new home

You have two options for taking our HBE Classes:

In-Person Group Class

  • In-Person
  • Relaxed group setting
  • In-person attention from instructor
  • Same cost as online class
  • Receive certificate immediately

Group HBE classes are held at our office monthly. The class is 6 hours (with an additional 2 hour Post-Purchase section if requested, see below) and is offered some months on a Saturday morning, and other months as a 2-part class on weeknights.

To find a class that fits your schedule, see our Course Calendar.

Cost:
$99 paid at the time of registration for the class

To Register:

Please download our registration form and return it to us at least 48 hours before the class you would like to attend.

Online Course

  • Set your own pace
  • Save progress as needed
  • Individualized action plan
  • Personalized budgeting session
  • Receive emailed certificate

We partner with eHomeAmerica to provide an online option, currently the only online HBE class approved by THDA.

Cost:
$99 paid through eHomeAmerica’s website

To Register:

To take the online HBE course you must register with eHomeAmerica first. Then register with Clinch-Powell for your personalized budgeting session.

Process:
Once you have completed the online course through eHomeAmerica, you will complete a one hour customized budget counseling session with one of our certified counselors. This personalized attention is not available in a group class and can be done in person or over the phone. Once the course and budget counseling session are completed, you will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for one year.

Post-Purchase Education

Would you like to learn more about the ongoing responsibilities of owning a home? Have you applied for a special program that requires you to complete Post-Purchase Education?

Clinch-Powell’s Post-Purchase Education Program meets all the requirements for certain Down Payment Assistance programs like the HHF – DPA program currently offered in Tennessee.

Post-Purchase Education is currently only offered in combination with our Homebuyer Education Classes.

Curriculum: NCHEC Keeping the American Dream

You will learn:

  • How to stay “financially fit” in your new home
  • How to properly maintain your new home
  • How community involvement can protect your home

You have two options for taking our Post-Purchase Class:

In-Person Group Class

At the end of our 6 hour Homebuyer Education Group Class, and additional 2 hour Post-Purchase Class is offered on an as-needed basis. The class is offered some months on a Saturday morning, and other months as a 2-part class on weeknights.

To find a class that fits your schedule, see our Course Calendar.

Cost:
$149 paid at the time of registration for the class
($99 for 6 hour Homebuyer Education portion + $50 for 2 hour Post-Purchase portion)

To Register:
Please download our registration form and return it to us at least 48 hours before the class you would like to attend.

Online Course

  • Set your own pace
  • Save progress as needed
  • Individualized action plan
  • Personalized budgeting session
  • Additional Post-Purchase content
  • Receive emailed certificate

We partner with eHomeAmerica to provide an online option, currently the only online Homebuyer Education and Post-Purchase class approved by THDA.

Cost:
$149 total, paid through eHomeAmerica’s website
($99 for the Homebuyer Education course + $50 for the Post-Purchase course)

To Register:
To take the Post-Purchase course online, you must register for the initial Homebuyer Education with eHomeAmerica first, and then follow instructions to complete the additional Post-Purchase course.
After completing the online courses, you will register with Clinch-Powell for your personalized budgeting session.

Process:
Once you have completed the online courses through eHomeAmerica, you will complete a one hour customized budget counseling session with one of our certified counselors. This personalized attention is not available in a group class and can be done in person or over the phone. Once the courses and budget counseling session are completed, you will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for one year.

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