Learn More About Our Homeownership Services
If you're thinking of buying a home or if your lender mandates homebuyer education, NWWPA’s first-time homebuyer workshops are the perfect place to start. Learn how to shop for a home, navigate loan options, and plan for down payment and closing costs. Loan officers, real estate agents, home inspectors, and insurance representatives cover everything from credit to closing.
In-person workshops are eight hours long and are offered at NWWPA’s HomeOwnership Center in the Uptown neighborhood of Pittsburgh and in community-based locations throughout western Pennsylvania.
For borrowers who are unable to attend an in-person workshop, NWWPA has partnered with eHome America to offer an online homebuyer education. All eHome participants are also required to meet with a housing counselor, either in person or by phone. The fee for this course is $99, but fees are regularly discounted by our generous sponsors.
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The first step in the home purchase process is to attend an in-person Homebuyer Workshop or participate in online homebuyer education through eHome America. The next step is to meet with a certified housing counselor to chart the next steps in your homeownership journey. You'll receive individual guidance to help you assess credit, shop for a home, and pre-qualify for a mortgage. We’ll help ensure a smooth closing by reviewing your loan documents and answering your questions. Face-to-face and virtual counseling appointments are available to meet your scheduling needs.
Please note: We cannot award a homebuyer education certificate without an individual (either in-person or over the phone) counseling session to obtain your information and to provide you with tips for buying a home in the local market.
If you’re having trouble paying your mortgage, we offer default and delinquency coaching and pre-foreclosure mitigation to existing homeowners to help you maintain your most valuable asset. We also host periodic post-purchase workshops. To get back on track, call (412) 281-9773.