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PRG Homebuyer Education

Geographic Service Area: 
Twin Cities Metro
Program Details: 
Interpreters may be available for languages other than English

Home Stretch Workshop
PRG's homebuyer workshops can help walk you through the home buying process. Workshops include information on:

  • working with lenders
  • credit and budgeting
  • special loan programs
  • working with realtors
  • home inspections
  • what to expect at a closing
  • being a successful homeowner

Attending a nine-hour homebuyer workshop (usually in two or three sessions) is recommended before scheduling one-on-one counseling, and is required by most lenders offering special loan programs. And it's a great way to learn to make good choices as a first-time homebuyer.

The workshops are presented in English. Interpreters are also available for other languages.

Workshops are open to any person or family thinking about buying a home. There is no minimum or maximum income limit. To cover the cost of supplies (including a detailed workbook you can keep), we charge a one-time fee of $40 per household.

Homebuyer Counseling
After completing a homebuyer workshop, call to schedule an appointment with a homebuyer counselor. A counselor can:

  • confidentially review your finances
  • access and analyze your credit report
  • assess whether you are currently eligible for a mortgage
  • help determine what you can afford and which mortgage loan programs best fit your financial situation

If you can't afford a home or qualify for a mortgage now, your counselor will help you make a plan to get on the road toward home ownership.

This service is available free of charge to any person or family thinking about buying a home. There is no minimum or maximum income limit. There is a small fee for your confidential credit report (optional).

For more information
Contact PRG, Inc. or call 612-721-7556 ext 19.