Homebuyer Education

Are you considering buying a home?

Understanding the fundamentals of the home buying process can reduce anxiety and improve your home buying experience. At NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, we offer homebuyer education classes every month.

Homebuyer Education Topics

  • Your readiness to buy
  • Budgeting and Credit
  • Shopping for a home
  • Getting a mortgage
  • Home inspections and insurance
  • Life after closing
  • Information about grants, subsidies, and special loan products

Class Schedule

Our homebuyer education class will help reduce the anxiety and confusion often associated with the homebuying process. You can see a schedule of classes on our NeighborWorks Compass website.

Online Homebuyer Education Classes

Would you like to the convenience of taking a Homebuyer Education class in the convenience of your own home? If this is the right kind of class for you then follow the link below to create an account on the NeighborWorks Compass portal and sign up for your online Homebuyer Education Class.

Sign Up

If you are interested in signing up for a homebuyer education class, please follow the directions to create an account in NeighborWorks Compass.

Create a Profile

Once you create a profile on NeighborWorks Compass you will be able to sign up for our homebuyer education class. You will also learn about our many other homeownership services.

When creating a profile you will be asked how much you spend on debt each month, your gross monthly income, your approximate credit score, and how much you have saved.

Creating an account takes just a few minutes once you gather your information. This will make you better prepared and more informed when you move on to the next step.


Have any questions?

Have questions about the process? Feel free to call or contact NeighborWorks of Western Vermont.

“I walked away with a new confidence in the home buying endeavor.”
Class Attendee, Feb. 2015

About Homebuyer Education Class

Homebuyer Education is a nationally recognized course taught by a nationally certified instructor. Classes are taught as a full-day course on Saturday (eight hours) or as evening sessions during the week (two four-hour sessions). All classes provide breaks – including a lunch break. Feel Free to bring a bag lunch or go to a nearby eatery.

We encourage you to take Homebuyer Education in person if you can. In-person classes have guest presenters such as Realtors, insurance agents, lenders, and home inspectors. These professionals offer the inside scoop on the home buying process and will share valuable advice in their area of expertise.

You will have free access to our expert home buying coach after you complete the class. You can meet with her as many or as few times as you would like throughout your home buying experience. NeighborWorks® will also provide you with an official Homebuyer Education certificate.

Convenient Class Locations

Local Classes:

Classes are held throughout Addison, Bennington, and Rutland counties. You can see a schedule of classes and locations on our NeighborWorks Compass website.

Online Class:

We also offer Homebuyer Education online, which is ideal for people who are unable to attend the in-person class due to work schedules or childcare arrangements. Online participants are required to meet with our home buying coach after completing the course.

There are two easy ways to sign up today:

If you are interested in signing up for Homebuyer Education, please follow the directions to create an account in NeighborWorks Compass.

Classes fill up quickly, so please register in advance.

Class Fees

The class fee is $74.00 per household ($99.00 for online class). Fee includes: workbook, food, informational materials and your personal credit report (received at later appointment). We are unable to waive the workshop fee.

Attending Homebuyer Education does not guarantee you a mortgage loan. Class dates are subject to change.

Contact us!

Are you interested in talking with a NeighborWorks of Western Vermont representative about homeownership, education, lending, home repair, or home energy efficiency? Contact us!