Buying a home is a process many people go through, but few people fully understand. A non-profit group that serves 17 counties in central and north-central Nebraska is hosting home-buying workshops this month.
Melissa Krysl, with Central Nebraska Housing Developers, says the workshops will cover the process from start to finish.
Krysl says, “We talk about everything from deciding if you are ready to purchase a home to obtaining a mortgage loan, looking at houses, handling a mortgage obligation, closing the sale and just taking care of the home once you own it.”
Funding assistance is available to those who complete a REACH-certified workshop and meet other requirements.
“We do have a downpayment assistance program,” she says. “Those funds are available under certain guidelines and qualifications and taking the workshop is a requirement to being able to obtain those funds.”
Krysl says around 60% of workshop participants end up buying a home.
She says monthly workshops will be held on Thursday (July 16th) and on July 23rd in O’Neill. Both nights are necessary for REACH certification. A preregistration fee of $50 is required.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton