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Homebuyer education explains how the buying process works and will help you to choose the mortgage option that is best for you. You'll also learn about credit and debt management, budgeting, and more.
If you are thinking of buying a home, plan to attend a hoMEworks class in person at one of several convenient locations statewide, or complete your homebuyer education on line. We believe face-to-face homebuyer education is the best opportunity for an interactive learning experience and attending a local class should always be your first choice.
A hoMEworks-approved homebuyer education class is required to receive our $5,000 Advantage towards down payment and closing costs offered only with MaineHousing’s First Home Loan.
If your lender or mortgage assistance program requires that you attend a "HUD approved" home buyer education class, the eHome America online course may not be acceptable. Please check with your lender to find out which classes are allowed.
If you have questions, please call 207-626-4663 and ask for the Homeownership Department, or email .