Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education 2011 class schedule now available

Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education 2011 class schedule now available

First-time homebuyer education classes offered across Idaho

BOISE, ID – December 30, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education classes will be held across the state throughout 2011. Idaho Partners for Homebuyer Education, Inc. (IPHBE, Inc.) offers these informative classes to educate first-time homebuyers about the home purchase process in partnership with regional training partners throughout Idaho. Classes are also available online in English and Spanish at www.finallyhomecourse.com. The Finally Home!® course provides a roadmap for first-time homebuyers, discussing all the steps necessary to purchase a home, and helps potential homebuyers determine if they are in a position financially to purchase a home. Classes also cover budgeting and credit issues, predatory lending, and steps to take if a homeowner is facing foreclosure. The class schedule is included below.

Classes are also accessible to Spanish-speakers through a Spanish textbook, and a DVD course available for viewing at regional training partners statewide. The fee for the classroom course, or to view a DVD of the Spanish course, is $20 per student. The online course fee is $50 per person, payable by Visa or MasterCard. To learn more about the Finally Home!® program visit www.ihfa.org and click on the “Homebuyer Education/Housing Counseling” button.

“We encourage everyone to enroll in the class before they begin the home purchase process,” said Heather Harrison, Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education Administrator. “Our graduates have indicated the skills they’ve learned in class have helped them make educated decisions and better negotiate the purchase price and financing for their new home.”

IPHBE, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has joined with local partners in Idaho to offer Finally Home!® classes every month statewide. The following list includes the schedule for classes statewide.

Finally Home! ® Homebuyer Education 2011 Schedule of Classes

Dates listed are for one 8-hour class series. All classes in the series must be completed to receive the Certificate of Achievement. Classes are subject to cancellation or rescheduling. All classes are held in provider’s city, unless advised otherwise. Please call the local Regional Training Partner for class locations. Pre-registration is required.

Boise
Regional Training Partner: Neighborhood Housing Services, (208) 343-4065 x. 118

January 8 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 15-17 6 to 9 p.m.
March 8-10 6 to 9 p.m.
April 23 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 17-19 6 to 9 p.m.
June 14-16 6 to 9 p.m.
July 19-21 6 to 9 p.m.
August 20 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 20-22 6 to 9 p.m.
October 1 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 18-20 6 to 9 p.m.
November 15-17 6 to 9 p.m.
December 6-8 6 to 9 p.m.

Caldwell
Regional Training Partner: Caldwell Board of REALTORS®, (208) 459-3301

January 8 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 5 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 5 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 9 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 7 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 4 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 9 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 13 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 10 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 8 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 5 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 3 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Twin Falls area
Regional Training Partner: College of Southern Idaho, (208) 732-6442

January 31, February 7 6 to 10 p.m. CSI Taylor Building 276
March 19 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CSI Shields Building 209
March 19 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hailey Center
March 19 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Burley Center
March 19 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gooding Center
April 12, 19 6 to 10 p.m. CSI Taylor Building 276
May 16, 23 6 to 10 p.m. CSI Taylor Building 276

Sandpoint
Regional Training Partner: Bonner Community Housing Agency, (208) 265-2227. For additional information call Chris at (208) 290-0305.

January 18, 20 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
February 21-22 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
March 19 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 19, 21 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
May 21 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 13-14 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
July 23 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 13, 15 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
October 17-18 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
November 12 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene
Regional Training Partner: Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS®, (208) 667-0664

January 29 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 19 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 18-19 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
May 24-25 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
June 11 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 18-19 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
August 15-16 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
September 26-27 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
October 22 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 3 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lewiston
Regional Training Partner: Community Action Partnership, (208)746-3351

January 24–26 6 to 8:45 p.m.
February 28, March 1-2 6 to 8:45 p.m.
May 7 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 27–29 6 to 8:45 p.m.
July 25–27 6 to 8:45 p.m.
August 29–31 6 to 8:45 p.m.
September 26-28 6 to 8:45 p.m.
November 5 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pocatello
Regional Training Partner: Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Services, (208) 232-9468

January 22 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 12 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 12 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 16 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 14 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 11 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 9 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 13 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 10 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 15 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 19 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 10 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Idaho Falls
Regional Training Partner: Greater Idaho Falls Association of REALTORS®, (208) 522-7867

January 15 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 14-16 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
March 19 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 11-13 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
May 21 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 13-15 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
July 16 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 15-17 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
September 24 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 17-19 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
November 19 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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For more information on Finally Home!®, including a class schedule, information on online English and Spanish classes, and how to give to the program, visit www.ihfa.org and click on the “Homebuyer Education/Housing Counseling” button.

Contact:
Heather Harrison heatherh (at) ihfa (dot) org
Homebuyer Education/Counseling Administrator
208-331-4847
Lisa Davis lisad (at) ihfa (dot) org
IHFA Public & Media Relations Officer
208-331-4858

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Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA), a financial services and housing business organization, provides funding for affordable housing in Idaho communities where it is most needed and when it is economically feasible.

Contact:

Idaho Housing and Finance Association.
565 W. Myrtle P.O. Box 7899
Boise, ID 83707-1899

Lisa Davis
Public & Media Relations Officer
Phone: 208-331-4858

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