Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education 2012 Class Schedule Now Available

First-time homebuyer education classes offered across Idaho

December 28, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — BOISE—Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education classes will be held across the state throughout 2012. Idaho Partners for Homebuyer Education, Inc. (IPHBE Inc.) offers these informative classes to educate 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 homebuyers, discussing all the necessary steps to purchasing a home, and helps potential homebuyers determine if they are in a financial position to purchase a home. Classes also cover home maintenance, budgeting, credit issues, mortgage lending products, how to qualify for a loan, and what to do when having trouble making your payments or 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.

“Before you start the home purchase process, we encourage prospective home buyers to enroll in the class,” said Heather Bowman, Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education Administrator. “Our graduates consistently tell us that 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 page lists the class schedules statewide.

Finally Home! ® Homebuyer Education 2012 Schedule of Classes
Dates listed are for one 8-hour class or two 4-hour classes. 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.

Coeur d’ Alene Class Schedule
Regional Training Partner: Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS®, 208- 667-0664.

2012 Dates Time
January 7 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 1 & 2 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
March 3 8:30 a. m. to 5 p. m.
April 2 & 3 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
May 5 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 6 & 7 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
July 21 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August No Class
September 11 & 12 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
October 24 & 25 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
November 29 No Class
December 1 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

2012 Dates Time
January 24 & 25 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
February 22 & 23 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
March 13 & 15 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
April 21 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 21 & 22 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
June 9 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 17 & 18 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
August 15 & 16 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
September 15 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 17 & 18 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
November 13 & 15 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
December No Class

 

Boise/Meridian Class Schedule
Regional Training Partner: Neighborhood Housing Services Inc., 208-343-4065 ext. 118. Locations are as follows:
– TitleOne: 1940 S. Bonito Way, Suite 190, Meridian.
– Ada County Association of REALTORS®: 9550 West Bethel Court, Boise.

2012 Dates Time
January 17 & 18( TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
January 19 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
February 18 (Ada County) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 20 & 21 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
March 22 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
April 17 & 18 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
April 19 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
May 15 & 16 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
May 17 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
June 9 (Ada County) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 17 & 18 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
July 19 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
August 14 & 15 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
August 16 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
September 18 & 19 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
September 20 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
October 20 (Ada County) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 10 (Ada County) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 18 & 19 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
December 20 (TitleOne) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Caldwell Class Schedule
Regional Training Partner: Caldwell Board of REALTORS® , 208- 459-3301.

2012 Dates Time
January 14 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 4 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 3 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 14 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 5 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 2 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 30 (no class in July) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 4 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 8 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 6 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 3 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 1 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nampa Class Schedule
Regional Training Partner: Nampa Association of REALTORS®, 208-467-9534 or shelli (at) nampaboard (dot) com.

2012 Dates Time
January 14 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 11 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 10 (English and Spanish) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 14 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 12 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 9 (English and Spanish) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 14 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 11 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 8 (English and Spanish) 8: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 13 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 10 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 8 (English and Spanish) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Idaho Falls Class Schedule
Regional Training Partner: Greater Idaho Falls Association of REALTORS®, 208-523-1477.

2012 Dates Time
January 21 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 13, 14 & 15 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
March 24 8 a.m. to 5 p. m.
April 23, 24 & 25 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
May 19 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 11, 12 & 13 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
July 21 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 20, 21 & 22 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
September 22 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 22, 23 & 24 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
November 17 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
December No Class

Twin Falls Class Schedule
Regional Training Partner: College of Southern Idaho, 208-732-6442, or email dgause (at) csi (dot) edu.

2012 Dates Time
January 17 & 24 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
February 20 & 27 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 24 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 17 & 24 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
May 21 & 28 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
June 19 & 26 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
July 21 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 20 & 27 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
September 17 & 24 6 p.m. to 10 p. m.
October 16 & 23 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
November 17 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December No Class

Pocatello Class Schedule
Regional Training Partner: Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Services, 208-232-9468.

 

2012 Dates Time
January 21 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 18 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 10 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 14 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 12 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 16 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 14 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 11 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 15 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 13 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 17 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 15 8 a.m. to 4 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:
Maria Ortega mariao (at) ihfa (dot) org
Media Relations Officer
208-331-4858
Katrina Thompson katrinat (at) ihfa (dot) org
Marketing and Communications Officer
208-331-4738

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