8 Hour -
Pre-Purchase Education Class
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What topics are covered in this class?
CHFA’s eight-hour pre-purchase education class provides
detailed coverage of the technical, financial and practical
aspects involved in buying a home, applying for a mortgage
and maintaining a home. The curriculum reviews the
sometimes complex trail of documentation that accompanies a
home purchase from the offer to the closing. For
first-time homebuyers unfamiliar with the ongoing costs and
requirements of homeownership, this class also assists them
in planning a budget and a home maintenance schedule. In
addition to the curriculum on the home buying process, the
eight-hour pre-purchase class also offers individualized financial credit
and counseling sessions.
Who is allowed to participate?
The eight-hour pre-purchase class is also open to anyone in the
community who is interested in learning about the process of
purchasing a home.
Please note: The eight-hour pre-purchase class is required for loan
applicants of the
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Who teaches this class?
counseling agencies conduct the
homebuyer education classes and counseling services on
behalf of CHFA. These non-profit agencies are staffed by
counseling professionals who are trained in the
CHFA loan programs.
Where and when are the classes held?
Eight-Hour Pre-purchase classes are offered at a variety of
locations across the state and at different times each
month. To accommodate diverse schedules, they are
offered on week day evenings and on Saturdays.
How do you register for this class?
Prospective homebuyers and CHFA loan applicants can
register in person or by telephone for an eight-hour
pre-purchase education course at one of the
CHFA loan applicants will be provided with reservation
numbers by their
CHFA-approved Participating Lender.
Applicants who complete the class will be provided with a
certificate to verify that they have satisfied the education
requirement of the CHFA program. Participants who are
considering purchasing a home may use the certificate
for up to 12 months should they choose to apply for a CHFA
home loan within that timeframe. It is not necessary to take the three-hour class if closing your loan within 12 months of completing the Eight-hour pre-purchase education class.
How much does this class cost?
This class is provided free-of-charge to all eligible
CHFA loan applicants and any prospective homebuyers in the
Questions? Contact a CHFA counseling agency.
Your CHFA-approved lender can provide you with
information about the homebuyer education requirement and
refer you to an agency near you. Or, you may contact a
counseling agency directly to obtain more detailed
If you still have questions, please contact CHFA:
Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
Attn: Single Family Counseling
999 West Street
Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067