BOISE, ID – October 10, 2008 – (RealEstateRama) — Finally Home!® Home Buyer Education is pleased to announce the addition of two new training partners in north Idaho. Bonner County Housing Authority and the Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS® will serve north Idaho residents’ homebuyer education needs effective Jan. 1, 2009. The change comes with the resignation of North Idaho College as a regional training partner for the program, effective Dec. 31, 2008. North Idaho College joined the Idaho Partners for Home Buyer Education, Inc. partnership in September 2002. All classes planned by North Idaho College will continue as scheduled through the end of 2008. To reach North Idaho College, call (208) 769-3333. For a current schedule, you can also visit www.finallyhomeidaho.com.
“North Idaho College has done an outstanding job of structuring the Finally Home!® Home Buyer Education course for the maximum benefit of first-time homebuyers,” said Sue Pisani, Finally Home!® Administrator. “We will sincerely miss them as one of our regional training partners, but look forward to continuing to offer this valuable course through our new partners in the region.”
Bonner County Housing Authority will serve Bonner and Boundary Counties. The Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS® will serve Kootenai, Benewah, and Shoshone Counties. North Idaho will be well served by offering two locations for these beneficial homebuyer education classes. To reach the Bonner County Housing Authority call (208) 255-1443; the Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS® can be reached at (208) 667-0664.
Finally Home!® eight-hour classes are offered statewide by regional training partners in Post Falls, Lewiston, Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Twin Falls, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls. In addition to covering all the steps necessary to purchase a home, the Finally Home!® course also covers budgeting and credit issues, predatory lending, and steps to take if a homeowner is facing foreclosure. More than 19,500 Idahoans have graduated from the Finally Home!® program since it began in 1999.
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.finallyhomeidaho.com.
The Idaho Housing and Finance Association provides funding for affordable housing in Idaho communities. IHFA is not a state agency under Idaho law, and uses no state funds or state employees to support its operations.
Contact: Sue Pisani susanp (at) ihfa (dot) org
Home Buyer Education Administrator