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There are a ton of reasons to want to buy a home. It's long been considered part of the "American Dream" because of the personal freedom it represents. For many, homeownership is a form of investment, allowing you to build equity in the roof over your head. But there's a big difference between renting an apartment and buying a home, and successful homeownership is about much more than just managing a monthly mortgage payment.
MMI offers a variety of homebuyer counseling options. Many of these counseling offerings are geared toward consumers closing on specific loan types who are required to complete counseling as part of the closing process. However, we also offer FREE homebuyer counseling to anyone looking to purchase a home and interested in understanding more about the home buying process. This counseling includes a complete review of your current finances, including your potential ability to support a mortgage, as well as an overview of the costs and considerations that come with owning a home.
We also offer online homebuyer courses, which are a great way to prepare yourself for homeownership at your own pace. These courses can be used to fulfill education requirements for many specialized homebuyer programs (check with your lender to verify program eligibility).
Homebuyer Counseling (Telephone)
Available: Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm (CT)
Online Homebuyer Education Courses
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The last thing a new homeowner wants is to discover that they weren't prepared for the costs and responsibilities that come with owning your own home. Whether you're currently in the process of closing or perhaps even years away from being ready to own a home, homebuyer counseling can help prevent your homeownership dreams from turning into a nightmare.
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The National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) is the nation’s oldest and largest higher education finance trade association. NCHER’s membership includes state, nonprofit, and for-profit higher education service organizations, including lenders, servicers, guaranty agencies, collection agencies, financial literacy providers, and schools, interested and involved in increasing college access and success. It assists its members in shaping policies governing federal and private student loan and state grant programs on behalf of students, parents, borrowers, and families.
Since 2007, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) has served as a trusted, neutral source of information for more than eight million homeowners. They are partnered with, and endorsed by, numerous major government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of the Treasury.
The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD works to strengthen the housing market in order to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.
The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. Their mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services.