Pre-Purchase Program
Pre-Purchase Classes (8-hour In-Person)

Participants in these HUD Certified courses will learn about the home buying process and gain the
tools and knowledge necessary to help them select the right home for themselves and their
families.   The classes are geared to first time home buyers who are ready to begin the home
buying process.  We strongly recommend that you attend the class PRIOR to beginning your home
search when possible so that you can be better prepared as your own advocate initiating the
process.  However, if you have already begun the process, there is still plenty to gain from taking
this class.  See below for a list of the topics covered in the class.

These are HUD Certified course that meet requirements for most lenders or down payment
assistance programs. For customers seeking a certificate of completion please note that you are
required to participate in a one-on-one counseling session with an Avenue Homeownership
Counselor after completing this course.  You will be able to sign up for the counseling
appointment immediately following the class.  The knowledge gained from the class is essential to
having a successful counseling appointment where you will discuss your specific situation.

Classes are offered in English at this time.


Pre-registration is required for Pre-Purchase classes.  To register, view the Class Schedule to the
right, find and select a date that you are able to attend and complete the registration process
online.  Classes are available in English and Spanish.  Please note the language before signing up.

Time:           Classes in English begin at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm

Location    Home Sweet Home Community Redevelopment
                                          Houston Office               9001 Airport Blvd Suite 703 Houston Texas 77061
                                          Minden Office:                                    194 Sheppard Minden, La 71055
                                          Coushatta Office                 TBA
                                           Ohio Office:                         TBA                                 
                                                           Calfornia Office:                  TBA
Cost             $35 per individual

Course Topics

We will assist you in the process of purchasing a home using the Down Payment
Assistance Program.  We will discuss:

1.        Down Payment Assistance Program for Section 8, State, County,
         City and local Lending Products.  
2.        Mortgages – FHA, VA
3.        Listing Contracts
4.        Credit – How to get the Credit Score you need to purchase a home.  
5.        Budgeting
6.        Insurance – Life, Home owners, Flood
7.        Title Company
8.        Home Inspection
9.        Property Appraisal
10.      Price Negotiation
11.      Purchase Agreement
12.      Foreclosure Prevention
13.      Fair Housing
14.      Why do you need a Realtor?

Are you and your finances ready to buy a home?
Obtaining a home mortgage
Shopping for a home
Protecting Your Investment
Down payment assistance programs
For Questions call (713) 492-2137 or  e-mail