Home Buying Educational Workshops
HUD-Approved Homebuying Educational Program
A $100 nonrefundable enrollment fee is required (per household) to attend one of our educational cycles. We also have Homebuying Manuals available for purchase for $20. Participants are required to attend a Homebuying Orientation Workshop and have a One on One Counseling Session with a WRO Counselor prior to enrollment. Existing clients in need of an updated certificate? Please contact your counselor to RSVP for our upcoming cycle.
*New to WRO? Interested in enrolling? Click here to register for one of our orientations.
Below is a list of topics that are covered as part of our HUD-Approved Education Program. The cycles are typically offered three to four times a year and are offered as three evenings sessions or two Saturday sessions. Our next cycle will be offered in Fall 2018.
|Credit & Budgeting||Tools to help you evaluate your spending habits and teach you how to overcome credit obstacles so that you can obtain & maintain "mortgage ready finances"||Homeownership Counselor|
|Obtaining A Mortgage||Understand the "C's of Credit" and what role it plays in getting you approved for a mortgage. Also, get an explanation of loan documents.||Loan Officer|
|The Role of the Real Estate Agent||Find out when it's time to hire a real estate agent, what they're obligated to do for you and develop a realistic wants vs. needs list!||Real Estate Agent|
|Next Steps||An explanation of the grants available and the application process.||Homeownership Counselor|
|Getting To The Closing||Have you ever wondered if it's really necessary to hire an attorney? Find out why we recommend that you do!||Attorney|
|The Home Inspection||Do you know the difference between a home inspection and an appraisal? Do you need to hire a home inspector when you are purchasing a co-op? This presentation will address both questions.||Home Inspector|
|Homeowners Insurance||Get a clear understanding of when you need to get homeowners insurance, how to review your policy and how and when to file a claim.||Insurance Agent|
The attorneys, inspectors, real estate agents, appraisers and loan officers volunteer their time. WRO is not endorsing their services.
For more information and eligibility please contact
Cecilia Alcantara: (914) 428-4507 Ext. 338
Cindy Gago: (914) 428-4507 Ext. 311