First Time Home Buyer Classes

Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Homebuyer Education Seminars  

This seminar includes:

  • Home Loan Programs and Homebuyer Education 
  • HomeChoice and Downpayment Assistance Program 

Through local partnerships in Washington State, the Commission helps homebuyers learn how to purchase and maintain a home. Commission-sponsored homebuyer education seminars are the first step in purchasing a home.  They are free and open to the public, include information about the Commission’s first mortgage programs, down payment assistance, and other loan programs; and are accepted by all affordable housing loan programs as meeting or exceeding educational requirements.

If you will be using any of the Commission’s programs to purchase your home, you must complete the seminar before your loan officer can lock in your interest rate. Many people find that they gain enough information at the seminar to successfully locate and finance a home of their own while others may find that they need additional assistance.

The training incorporates the HomeChoice program plus gives a more in-depth view of all downpayment programs offered at the Commission. Information on other state-wide down payment programs will also be provided.