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SHIP Homebuyer Education Program

The Homebuyer Education Program is a 6-hour course designed to help you better understand the homebuying process, the financial responsibilities of home ownership, and basic home care and maintenance techniques to maintain the value of your home and save money on repairs.  All SHIP and USDA Rural Development applicants must complete the course before they can receive program funds.

Topics include:

  • Analyzing your personal financial and credit situation
  • Pros and cons of homeownership
  • How much can I afford?
  • Working with housing professionals
  • House-hunting tips
  • Negotiating the contract
  • Choosing a mortgage
  • Understanding the closing process
  • Home ownership assistance programs
  • Preventing foreclosure
  • Home care and maintenance techniques

 

MAY – AUGUST 2014 SHIP Class Schedule

Pre-registration is REQUIRED by contacting:

UF/IFAS Washington County Extension Office 850.638.6265
(TDD, via the Florida Relay Service,1.800.955.8771)


FOR APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION,

PLEASE CONTACT:

Washington County SHIP Administrator

Stacy Webb
Washington County Grant Coordinator
850.638.6058


Holmes and Walton County SHIP Administrator

Mike Reistad
West Florida Regional Planning Council
1.800.226.8914 x222

 

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