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® 8-hour class designed to help first-time home buyers navigate through the complicated home purchase process.

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

  • Assessing readiness to buy a home
  • Budgeting and Credit
  • Financing a Home
  • Selecting a Home
  • Maintaining a Home and Finances
  • And much more!

This 8-hour class includes a copy of the nationally-recognized NeighborWorks America's manual, Realizing the American Dream and a copy of the THDA Home Maintenance Guide. After completing this class, you will receive the Certificate of Completion that is required for a THDA, USDA/RD, or other mortgage loan grant program.

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 class fee is $150.00 per loan and your fee must be paid in advance at our secure online payment page.

If you qualify and close using a THDA mortgage loan program, your fee will be reimbursed to you after you close on your loan.

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

We will begin at 9:00 AM - take a 45-minute lunch break - and end at 5:00 PM.

Classes are scheduled at Mt. Zion Baptist Church - Antioch in Room 152. Classes are also listed at www.thda.org/calendar. Check out the THDA calendar for additional classes in the Spring and Summer months.


February 13
March 12
April 16
May 7
June 11
August 13
September 10
October 22
November 12
December 10

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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