As the housing market continues to show signs of improvement and more
Minnesotans consider purchasing their first home, potential buyers are encouraged
to take a Home Stretch workshop in order to make successful homeownership decisions.
West Central Minnesota Communities Action and the Minnesota Homeownership Center are
pleased to announce the availability of free Home Stretch, homebuyer education workshops,
in celebration of June Homeownership month.
Home Stretch explains the entire homebuying process in a non-sales environment
and provides important insights into the costs and responsibilities of homeownership.
This helps first-time buyers make sound, successful homeownership decisions. Participation in
Home Stretch also helps attendees qualify for Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
and other down payment assistance funding.
Home Stretch has a proven track record, especially in West Central Minnesota, where
West Central Minnesota Communities Actions’ efforts have helped educate hundreds of
HOME STRETCH GRADUATES homebuyers since 2005. A recent study conducted by
Neil Mayer & Associates and the credit bureau Experian found that homeowners that
receive pre-purchase education and counseling services are 30% less likely to become
seriously delinquent on their mortgage in the first two years after closing.
West Central Minnesota Communities Action Home Stretch Workshop- will be available
FREE of charge to potential homebuyers on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
at the Grant County Extension Office, Elbow Lake. Other workshops are available in other
participating locations throughout the state at www.hocmn.org.
Click here for more information about Home Stretch Homebuyer Education.
For the entire press release click here.
CONTACT: Catherine Anderson-Barnes – Educator
West Central MN Communities Action/UMN
WCMCA Board Members Sharon Ehlers - sitting, Arne Stoen second from right and
Al Glaeseman far right with part of the Affordale Housing Crew at the Perham Open House.
Click here for more info or call John Eggert at 218-685-6193 with any questions or
interest for future sites.
West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc has four MURL (Minnesota Urban and
Rural Homesteading Program) homes for sale for contract for deed. There is one home
located in Elbow Lake, two homes in Breckenridge, and one home in Wheaton, MN.
Click here for more info or call Janet at 218-685-4486 or 1-800-492-4805 Ext.103