Our dynamic 8-hour Saturday workshops (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) are held in both Hyattsville and Gaithersburg, and provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the entire home purchase process, from securing a loan to understanding closing fees. Participants also will be introduced to the most up-to-date information on available down-payment assistance programs. The workshop brings the professionals to you, by including a rotation of informative volunteer instructors, including loan officers, Realtors, home inspectors, insurance agents, and settlement attorneys. The fee for the in-person class is $55 per person, or $100 for a couple, and includes lunch. A certificate is issued after the conclusion of the in-person workshop.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS – Wednesday & Saturday
NOTE – During the Covid pandemic, HIP moved the in-person Saturday workshops to a virtual format through Zoom. These are the same interactive workshops offered virtually once a month, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays at a reduced rate of $30.00. A certificate is issued after the conclusion of the virtual workshop.
Meanwhile, HIP also offers a free, 1-hour Orientation Session for First-Time buyers once a month on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.
As one recent participant wrote in her evaluation:
“An extremely engaging and informative class – I only wish I’d taken it sooner in my housing search.”