First-Time Homebuyer Workshops
The goal of these workshops is to provide homeowners with a strong foundation of knowledge before they begin the home purchase process. Prospective homeowners receive comprehensive information from experts about mortgage lending, credit and budgeting, real estate, home inspections, and available sources to help with down payment and closing costs. Each participant receives a packet of information, which includes an application for one-on-one counseling offered by MACDC’s certified housing counselors.
2019 First-Time Homebuyer Workshop schedule:
January 17, 24 & 31
February 7, 21 & 28
March 14, 21 & 28
April 11, 18 & 25
May 9, 16 & 30
June 13, 20 & 27
July 11 & 18
August 8, 15 & 22
September 12, 19 & 26
October 10, 17 & 24
November 7, 14 & 21
December 5 & 12
These workshops begin at 5:30pm.
All dates are Thursdays.
First Time Home Buyer’s One-on-one Counseling
Mt. Airy CDC’s counselors work one-on-one with clients to walk them methodically through the home purchase process and find a loan product that meets their financial position. During these four-hour sessions, clients learn how to manage and build credit, create and use and individualized budget, and negotiate the intricacies of financing, mortgages, and home maintenance, the importance of a home inspection, and what down payment assistance grants and loans that they maybe the eligible for. After the meeting, clients receive necessary counseling certificates that are required for various assistance programs. Mt. Airy CDC also does pre-closing education through a partnership with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.
Post Purchase Counseling
Maintaining a home is a big responsibility. Mt. Airy CDC’s housing team helps educate existing homeowners by providing home maintenance workshops, one-on-one counseling for home repair loans and grants, and counseling sessions focused on repairing credit and developing household budgets.
Home Improvement and Energy Workshop
These workshops inform homeowners about sources for home improvement loans, minor home repairs, energy savings, recycling, fire prevention, and other safety tips. Participants gather on Saturday mornings several times a year to share lunch and learn low-cost home repairs and energy tips presented by representatives from city agencies, utility companies, and energy experts. Participants usually receive energy saving light bulbs and/or recycling bins.
*Dates for 2019 will be posted soon.
If you are a realtor, contractor, home inspector, financial representative, or someone else who works in the business of buying and maintaining a home and you would like to be a part of our award-winning housing counseling workshops, please contact Aggie Edwards for more on how to present: