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RMDC offers homebuyer education class in December

Rocky Mountain Development Council offers a monthly homebuyer education class. The purpose of the class is to teach potential homeowners about the process of purchasing a home. Homebuyer education and counseling involves a one-on-one counseling session followed by an eight -hour class covering the intricacies of purchasing a home. It is designed for both first-time homebuyers and repeat homebuyers.

Homebuyer education will be offered in a three-day, virtual format in December. This virtual format is scheduled from Tuesday, Dec. 7 through Thursday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Homebuyer education classes provide in-depth information on many aspects of homeownership including budgeting, finding a home, choosing a lender/closing on a loan, homeowner’s insurance, home inspection and maintenance, and energy savings. The class features local guest speakers with expertise in finance, insurance, property inspection, and real estate.

The course is led by Beverly Dashnaw, an accomplished financial services professional with multifaceted experience ranging from consumer loans and real estate financing to professional consumer credit restructuring services. She is a HUD and Neighborworks America Certified Housing Counselor.

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