(269) 968-1113

Homeownership Education


SWMCDC offers classes to help people understand the process of buying and owning a home. First time home buyers, at all home prices and incomes, need to prepare for homeownership. Learn about the following topics:

  • Managing your money
  • Understanding credit scores
  • Getting a mortgage loan
  • Shopping for a home
  • Simple home maintenance
  • Managing your finances after you buy
  • Building a team of people to shop for a home
  • Making an informed purchase that will be sustainable for the homeowner

All our education and counseling services are FREE.


Pre-purchase Education for Prospective Home Buyers

  • See us and get pre-qualified for a home loan
  • Pre-purchase Personalized Counseling
  • Enroll in our pre-purchase home buyer Fast Track program so you have the latest thinking and coaching about whether buying a home is right for you.


Home Buyer Pre-Purchase Education Classes

Classes include are you ready to buy a home, what are the requirements, credit scores needed, down payment and programs that offer down payment/closing cost assistance, reviewing legal documents. (Participants may qualify for $1,000 down payment assistance at closing.)

When: Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00pm for 4 weeks
(Daytime classes available for 2nd and 3rd shift workers – as needed)

Class Sessions for 2018

February 8, 15, 22, March 1

March 8, 15, 22, 29

April 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24

May 31, June 7, 14, 21

June 28, July 5, 12, 19

July 26, August 2, 9, 16

Please call to register 269.968.1113


Home Buyer Post-Purchase Education for Current Home Owners

  • Property tax reviews and challenges
  • Credit reviews and planning
  • Financial capabilities counseling
  • Budget preparation