Home Buying Done Right

Planning to buy your first home? Not sure where to start?

Are you ready to close on your new home and need the "First-time Home Buyer's Education Certificate of Completion" for your loan through THDA, USDA/RD, or other mortgage grant programs?

Start Here with New Level Community Development Corporation!

New Level CDC is a HUD approved housing counseling agency. NLCDC has adopted the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling. Our lead trainers are certified by NeighborWorks® Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling. Other trainers are professionals from the real estate, banking and mortgage industry.

If you are ready to make a move and serious about buying your first home, we invite you to attend our Home Buying Done Right® COMBO workshop is designed to teach first-time home buyers how to navigate through the complicated home purchase process.

The workshop covers essential things a first time homebuyer should know like:

  • Assessing readiness to buy a home
  • Budgeting and Credit
  • Qualify and get a mortgage approval
  • Select a real estate agent, make an offer and get a home inspection
  • Closing and Legal Aspects of Homeownership
  • Maintaining a Home and Finances
  • And much more!

Our workshop is a COMBO class with 6 hours of Pre-purchase and 2 hours of Post-purchase training. The fee includes a copy of the nationally-recognized NeighborWorks America's manual, Realizing the American Dream, Keeping the American Dream and the THDA Home Maintenance Guide.

After completing this class, you will receive the Certificate of Completion that is required for a THDA, USDA/RD, FHA, VA, CRA or other mortgage loan or down payment assistance program for first-time home buyers.

Class size is limited, so please pre-register by following the steps below.

Receipt of your Intake form and payment of the fee for the class will hold a place for you and your co-applicant. Please note that pre-registration is required to attend.

The COMBO class fee is $149.00 per loan and your fee must be paid in advance at our secure online payment page. If you do not need to qualify for the THDA Hardest Hit Fund ($15,000); your fee is only $99.00 and you only attend from 9:00 - 3:00.

This is an adult-only class. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

We will begin at 9:00 AM - take a 30-minute lunch break - and end at 5:30 PM.

Classes are scheduled at Mt. Zion Baptist Church - Antioch in Room 152.

Classes are also listed at www.thda.org/calendar.

Steps to register:

  1. 1. Download our Homebuyer Ed Intake form
  2. 2. Complete intake form and email to lmcintyre@nlcdc.com or fax to 615-742-9090
  3. 3. Reserve your space in class by paying online by clicking the applicable button to the right.
  4. 4. If you have questions please call 615-627-0347 or Lisa McIntyre at 615-249-8846.

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