Homebuyer Education

Whether you’re buying your first home or re-entering the housing market after a long absence, purchasing your first home can be exciting, but also a little overwhelming.  Family Foundations can help get you started in the right direction. Our homebuyer education course, Make Your Move…A Guide to Homeownership©, takes you through all of the steps of buying your first home.  You’ll learn what to expect as you look for your dream home and how to avoid common and costly mistakes.  Make Your Move also meets HUD guidelines for pre-purchase homebuyer education.

Make Your Move covers topics such as:

  • being financially ready to buy a house
  • getting pre-qualified
  • types of loans and insurance
  • building vs. buying a home
  • closing on your house
  • learning your responsibilities as a homeowner, and
  • maintaining and repairing your home.

Make Your Move is a comprehensive homebuying guide developed b the American Center for Credit Education (ACCE).

Class Options and Registration

Family Foundations offers two options to take the course: in-person and on-line. Both classes use the same materials and you’ll receive your Certificate of Attendance when you complete the course.

The in-person classes are $75/household; two members of the same household are permitted to attend and each will receive a certificate.  The classes are taught or overseen by a HUD-certified housing counselor  and are held several times during each month, usually on a Tuesday and Saturday.  The schedule can be found on our Events calendar or by clicking on the link below.

Or, if you prefer to learn at your own pace, can’t find a class that fits your busy schedule, or want the option to take the class in Spanish, you can enroll in our web-based class. The on-line class is $75/household and still permits two members of the same household to access the class and receive a certificate.

So if you’re ready to get started on your path to homeownership, register now by clicking on one of the options below.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person classes have been suspended.  Please use the Register for an On-line Class link to access our homebuyer education course.  Check our COVID-19 Information page for updates regarding our in-person classes and counseling appointments.


Family Foundations homeownership instruction meets all quality standards and receives rave reviews from our participants, with over 98% reporting satisfaction.

I honestly only signed up for this class because I was told I had to by my lender.  But, after taking the class I wish I had taken it at the start of my home-buying process instead of the end. Take advantage of the instructor’s wealth of knowledge.


The 8 hours were totally worth my time.  I left the class feeling like I had the knowledge to make an informed decision for my family.