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Posted on: Monday, November 10th, 2014  //  under Center, Homebuyer Education, Homebuyer Services, Wells Fargo, Minnesota Housing, Home Stretch, Framework

Homebuyer Forum On Wheels – Recap

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Center staff member Ed Nelson sharing with buyers the importance of homebuyer education and counseling.

The Minnesota Homeownership is always looking for new and innovative ways to help homebuyers make smart choices and build vibrant communities in Minnesota. To that end, staff from the Center joined with Wells Fargo, Minnesota Housing and other non-profit and community-based housing organizations this past weekend on the Affordable Home Tour – affectionately referred to as the “homebuyer forum on wheels.”

Wells Fargo rented a large tour bus that took prospective buyers on a unique tour of Minneapolis and St. Paul highlighting affordably priced homes. A REALTOR met the tour at each of the homes to share information about the property AND each home also had a representative from a local non-profit who spoke to the buyers about downpayment and entry-cost assistance programs that they may be able to qualify for to purchase the property.

 

The Bus

Potential buyers climb on board the ‘Homebuyer Forum on Wheels’

Between stops, representatives from Wells Fargo, Minnesota Housing and the Minnesota Homeownership Center shared important information for first-time buyers. Of course, the Center was there to highlight the importance of homebuyer education and counseling through Home Stretch and Framework.

Some of the homes on the tour included:

1317 Sheridan Avenue North, Minneapolis

409 N Logan Avenue, Minneapolis

4149 S 10th Avenue, Minneapolis

 

 

One of the tour participants, after visiting some of the homes on the tour stated:

“I can’t wait to take a Home Stretch workshop and learn the right way to buy a home. I lost a home to foreclosure several years ago and I didn’t think I’d ever be able to buy again.”

 

Seeing people excited about homeownership – and being excited about learning how to make smart choices that lead to successful ownership – is what keeps us going here at the Minnesota Homeownership Center. We’re looking forward to other new and innovative ways to share the importance of homebuyer education with potential buyers. Do you have an idea? We’d love to hear from you.