Why take Home Stretch Homebuyer Workshop?

“So much pertinent information crammed into one day! The speakers were all really engaging and knowledgeable.”

Home Stretch workbook

Anyone can search the MLS listings for houses for sale, so why take an all-day class just to learn about buying a home?

At PRG’s Home Stretch Homebuyer Workshop, you’ll learn all about the homebuying process and how to make the best decisions for your situation.

With guest speakers who are experts in the industry, a hands-on workbook you can keep, and knowledgeable facilitators, workshops include information on:

  • working with lenders
  • credit and budgeting
  • special loan programs
  • working with realtors
  • home inspections
  • what to expect at a closing
  • being a successful homeowner

In addition, PRG workshops meet HUD guidelines and are approved by NSP and Neighborhood LIFT, necessary to qualify for some types of down payment assistance and other programs.

“The class was so interesting and helpful! I wish I would have taken it two months ago before I started the process.”

Register now

3 Ways to Be Prepared for a Tight Housing Market

Everyone is talking about the hot housing market in the Twin Cities. The number of home listings in the metro area is at an all-time low and the shortage of available houses is even more severe for those homes priced for first-time buyers.

When dealing with a market like this, it pays to be prepared.

Our home ownership advisors suggest:

1) Attend a homebuyer workshop 
Homebuyer workshops, such as the HUD-approved HomeStretch Workshops offered by PRG, help you understand the home buying process even before you begin to go to open houses.

2) Meet with a homebuyer counselor
Knowing what you can afford—and what you can’t—will save you time and heartache. PRG offers free, one-on-one counseling that can help you assess your financial picture and determine what price range of home fits with your lifestyle.

3) Get pre-approved for a mortgage
When you know that you’re approved for a mortgage (and for how much), you will not only have a better experience shopping for the right home but your offer on a home will be viewed more favorably by the seller.

Still have questions about getting started in this market? Contact one of our home ownership advisors.

  • We live a few doors down from you. We are so excited to have you move in to the block!

    Katie, Neighbor of Spirit on Lake
  • Connect with PRG

    Get quarterly news, monthly Home Tips, or updates on available homes.