homebuyer education

not sure where to start?

We can help you figure it out in our free Homebuyer Education class. Give us six hours, and we will cover the homebuying process from the very beginning to the move-in date.

We want to de-mytisfiy the process and leave lots of time to hear your questions. You will hear from a KulshanCLT representative, a local loan officer and a real estate broker about how to prepare for the road to homeownership.

In the class you will learn:

  • How to determine how much you can afford
  • How to shop for a lender
  • How to identify credit issues
  • How to select the right loan product
  • How to identify a predatory lender
  • How to shop for a real estate professional
  • Things to consider when negotiating the purchase price
  • How to evaluate the home you want to buy

Upon completion of the class you will earn a certificate from the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC). The certificate allows you to take advantage of special loan products and is a requirement for any of the WSHFC’s affordable loan products. The class is free but you must pre-register.

our next classes will be held:

  1. Mid-January date TBD
    Instructors: Nikki Quinn of Kulshan Community Land Trust & Lender TBD
    Location: Building Industry Association of Whatcom County (BIAWC) Pat Jones Room – 1650 Baker Creek Pl, Bellingham, WA 98226. 

To register for our next Homebuyer Education class, please email info@kulshanclt.org, or call 360-671-5600, ext.105. We will put you on the list to let you know when we schedule a date. Please note that our office is closed Friday afternoon through Sunday.  If you need to reach us during that time, please email us.  Thank you!

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