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Home Stretch Workshops

Find a Home Stretch Workshop:

Home Stretch Basics:

Home Stretch workshops are offered throughout the state of Minnesota and cover, start-to-finish, the entire home buying process.  These workshops will help you become an informed, prepared consumer and offer objective, practical information to help you get on the path to homeownership:

    Determine your financial situation

    Understand credit and how credit affects the costs of homeownership

    Decide what type of mortgage is best for you

    Select the right home for your family

    Understand the loan closing process

    Find special programs just for first-time homebuyers, and more!


Home Stretch FAQ:

1.  Can I take the workshop anywhere?WhiteSpace_25x25

Yes!  Feel free to take the workshop wherever, and whenever, is most convenient for you.  However, your loan product may require that you take a workshop from specifically approved providers (For example, if you’re purchasing an NSP or NeighborhoodLIFT property.  See below).

2.  Do I have to pay for the workshop?WhiteSpace_25x25

Each Home Stretch provider establishes their workshop cost and that information is noted in the search results.

3.  How long is the workshop?WhiteSpace_25x25

A minimum of 8 hours.  Some workshops are one day, others are 2-3 days.  You must attend the entire workshop to receive your certificate of completion.

4.  I’m purchasing an NSP property. Is there anything special I need to know?WhiteSpace_25x25

Yes, you must work with an NSP-approved Home Stretch provider.  Limit your search above to “Neighborhood Stabilization Program” under “Does your loan have any special requirements?”

5.  I’m participating in the NeighborhoodLIFT program. Is there anything special I should know?WhiteSpace_25x25

Yes, you must work with a NeighborhoodLIFT-Approved Home Stretch provider.  Limit your search above to “HUD-Approved” under “Does your loan have any special requirements?”