Online Homebuyer Education eHomeAmerica - an online HUD Approved home buyer education class.

Online Homebuyer Education
No one should buy their first home without first taking a homebuyer education course and that course should be provided by a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency such as the one that develops and delivers the eHomeAmerica course.

Unfortunately for some first-time homebuyers, it is difficult for them to take a class in person due to work schedules, child care, having to travel long distances, or other conflicts and considerations. That is why we partnered with eHome America to bring you online homebuyer education that you can complete from anywhere you have internet access and at a time that fits your schedule.  Other first-time homebuyers just need to complete the course prior to closing and sometimes find it hard to get into a local class.

About eHome America
The online first-time homebuyer education course was developed by Community Ventures Corporation (CVC), a nationally recognized non-profit HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency and NeighborWorks® Chartered Member based in Lexington, Kentucky. The online course follows Neighborworks® "Realizing the American Dream" homebuyer education course. eHome America includes numerous educational videos, worksheets, sample forms, a glossary, and lots of other downloadable materials. Everything on the site is designed to enhance your understanding of the homebuying process by allowing you to read, watch and learn related information.  By taking the class you will even have ongoing access to all the materials for 90 days after you complete the course.

eHomeAmerica through FirstHomeAdvisor.com  is a homebuyer education course, but it is not one-on-one housing counseling.  If your lender or program, such as the FHA Back to Work Program, requires you to complete housing counseling you should contact a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency.

How does eHome America work?
The full course is available online 24/7 and you are just a few clicks away from starting the course.  You can complete the course from your computer at home, work, or even the local coffee shop. You can take breaks anytime you like and resume the course right where you left off.  You can complete the whole class in approximately eight hours and can complete it all at once or in chunks of time that conveniently fit your schedule.

Once you are done and pass the course quizzes, you will be issued a Completion Certificate that you can use as proof that you took and passed the course.

What will you learn?
You"ll learn about the homebuying process, terms, and programs from an unbiased and consumer-freindly point of view. It covers the entire homebuying process from start to finish. Here is a quick snap shot of what you'll learn and get out of the course:

  • How to determine what you can afford to pay
  • How lenders review and approve loan applications
  • How to choose the right house, the right lender, the right mortgage
  • What special programs may be available to you
  • Unbiased education without any pressure to buy a home or get a loan
  • Learn what you need to know to ask smart questions
  • Prepare yourself to make informed decisions

Why should you take the course?
Completion of this course will not only prepare you to buy your first home and make infromed decisions, it will also meet the homebuyer education requirements for many federal, state and local first-time homebuyer programs. Accessing these programs can save you hundreds or maybe even thousands of dollars. The course may even help you learn about programs that can lower your payments a make your first home more affordable.

Take eHome America now!
You are just a click away from starting your homebuyer education course. Click here to register and take the homebuyer education course now. Once you have paid the $99 course fee, you can immediately start the course.

After The Course
Once you complete the course, you will be able to immediately print out a certificate of completion.  Your lender or special program administrator may need a copy of the homebuyer certificate to prove you have completed the course.

After the course you may need or just want to access one-on-one homebuyer counseling. Completing the online homebuyer education course will help you better understand how prepared you are to buy a home of your own and if you will need one-on-one homebuyer counseling. Homebuyer Counseling is available through HUD- Approved Housing Counseling Agencies, such as, the NeighborWorks® organizations and others. Many of these agenicies even offer homebuyer counseling over the phone so you don't have to travel long distances to meet with them.