Home Stretch, a first-time homebuyer workshop that takes participants through the entire home buying process, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Participants will learn about qualifying for a mortgage, financing a home, credit, shopping for a home, the closing process, basic home maintenance and affordable mortgage products that may be available to first-time homebuyers.
Some affordable mortgage products, government loans and down payment and closing cost assistance programs may require a buyer to receive a Home Stretch certificate.
Homebuyer education is also offered as an online course. Framework is a new online tool to prepare people for successful homeownership. The registration link can be found at www.cmhp.net.