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UMaine offers online home buyer education class

Mar 19, 2021

Belfast — An online home buyer education class is being offered by MaineStream Finance, a Penquis subsidiary, through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center This one-day class is being held Sat., Apr.10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the fee is $30.

A first-time home buyer education class is required for some mortgages, such as Maine Housing, and may give qualified buyers access to funding towards down payment and closing costs. A certificate of completion allows access to special loan programs through the Maine State Housing Authority, the Federal Housing Administration, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and is valid for two years. The class will provide home buyers more confidence when asking questions and making decisions about home ownership and closing costs.

In order to increase access to this opportunity, the UMaine Hutchinson Center is providing free internet and computer access to people who wouldn’t be able to attend this class otherwise.

This online, interactive 8-hour home buyer education class is taught by lenders, home inspectors and real estate agents in an educational, non-sales oriented environment.

For more information about this and other home buyer education classes, visit MaineStream Finance’s website. Register for this class here. Participants who need access to the internet or a computer may contact the Hutchinson Center online to reserve a spot.

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