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FVSU to offer free class for prospective home buyers

Date Published: 03/04/14 8:37AM

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A free class will be offered to first time homebuyers in Middle Georgia.

Fort Valley State University’s Cooperative Extension Program is offering the Home Grown, Home Buyer Education Class March 18 and 20 in room 107 of the C.W. Pettigrew Center on campus. Each session will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class is open to the public and is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Home Grown is a U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Georgia Department of Community Affairs certified homebuyer education program. The program is designed to assist first-time homebuyers who want to learn the responsibilities and sources for financing a home.

Local housing professionals and FVSU Extension personnel will provide information to help the homebuyer avoid scams, predatory lending practices and debunk myths concerning home ownership.

Sessions topics include:

After completing the class, each participant will receive a certificate as a homebuyer. In order to receive certification, participants must attend both sessions.

Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure that materials and refreshments are available for participants. For more information contact Keishon Thomas, FVSU housing specialist at 478-825-6577 or send an email at thomask@fvsu.edu.