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Homeownership Education

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South Bend Heritage offers Homeownership Education geared towards first time home buyers.  Education courses are offered online through eHome America and also through in person education. The courses below are designed to provide participants with the resources necessary to be a successful homeowner.

Applying for Home Ownership

If you are interested in purchasing a home from South Bend Heritage or the NNRO, we suggest referring to the Home  Ownership Application to view the required information necessary to process your application.

Completion of the Home Ownership Application is not required for the Home Ownership Class, however we must have a completed Home Ownership Application on file to determine if you are eligible to purchase any of our properties.

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Homebuyers Education Full Day Seminar

Supported by: fifth third bank colorsmall

Selected Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Topics to be covered include:

Are you Ready to Be a Homeowner, Managing Money, Understanding Credit, Obtaining a Mortgage Loan, Shopping for a Home, Maintaining a Home and Finances, Fair Housing and Consumer Protection Laws

Cost of the Homebuyers Education Seminar is $25. Payment can be made by check to South Bend Heritage or through Paypal.




Submit the following form to complete class registration.

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All classes held at 803 Lincolnway West South Bend, IN 46616 (northwest corner of Lincolnway & Cushing, two story red brick building with green awnings).

South Bend Heritage Home Buyer Education classes are supported by:

fifth third bank colorsmall

Contact Director of Home Ownership, Stephanie Ball to learn more.
(574) 289-1066 Ext. 204
stephanieball@sbheritage.org

Other Home Ownership Education Resources

 

Home Ownership Education Online

SBH now offers online Home Buyer Education through eHome America. The eHome America curriculum is based on the NeighborWorks® America curriculum, ‘Realizing the American Dream’ with additional videos to assist learning. Unlike a classroom environment, the eHome America Homebuyer Education course checks student’s learning with frequent feedback through quizzes and tests. Participants are also able to save work during the course and complete the class at a later date.

The course is designed to take eight hours. In-person counseling is required prior to the completion certificate being printed. The counseling covers one-on-one budget counseling/home affordability calculations and next steps.

To register or learn more about eHome America, Click Here.

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Down Payment Assistance

Ask us about our partnership with Fifth Third Bank! We are offering $3,000 – $5,000 in down payment assistance to income eligible buyers that purchase homes from SBH, a lot in The Triangle development or a home on Hill Street and secure a mortgage with Fifth Third Bank.  In addition through a partnership with the City of South Bend, SBH is able to offer a Mortgage Investment of up to $45,000 for qualifying individuals who purchase a lot in The Triangle. Please inquire with SBH at 574-289-1066 ext. 204 for details on all of our Down Payment Assistance Programs.

Interested in purchasing a house from SBH? Click Here for information about our new construction and newly renovated homes for sale.