Home Buyer Education

This is a picture of Sig Lindley from StateFarm insurance.  Sig was volunteering on 9/23 at the Preparing for HomeOwnership Workshop.  Sig presented for an hour on the importance of renters and homeowners insurance

We offer 2 homebuyer education options: Preparing for HomeOwnership and eHome America. The Preparing for HomeOwnership class is available at our Sacramento location while eHome America is a homebuyer education class offered online.!

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we have moved all of our preparing for HomeOwnership Workshops to a Virtual Platform.

Customers just starting the process to buy a home are encouraged to call and set up a one on one free Pre-Purchase Planning appointment with our trained HomeOwnership Planners. The Pre-Purchase appointment provides an overview of the home buying process with a review of affordable loan products and an affordability assessment to help you determine how much home you can afford. This is the perfect starting point for future homebuyers to learn about the services offered at NeighborWorks® Sacramento.

Preparing for HomeOwnership

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we have moved all of our Preparing for HomeOwnership Workshops to a Virtual Platform.  You MUST register at least one week in advance to participate in a Virtual Workshop.

Workshop Price

Virtual Workshop: $100.00 per person


All scheduled courses are taught in English.  We teach the course in Spanish upon request.  If you need to take this course in Spanish, please email us at info@nwsac.org 

About: This is a comprehensive 8 hour homebuyer education workshop.  Class participants learn about budgeting, the steps to purchase a home, the role of the real estate agent and the lender, home maintenance tips and much, much more.  We follow the NeighborWorks America curriculum for this course.   Once the course is complete, participants are issued their certificate at the end of the day. The certificate is accepted by many lending programs, but it is always a good idea to check with your lender to make sure this course satisfies your lending requirements.

eHome America

Cost: eHome America is $99.00 per household.

Languages: Course offered in English and Spanish

Have a CalHFA loan?  Click here.

About: If you are not able to attend a workshop at the Sacramento location, eHome America may be the class for you.  eHome America is the most comprehensive online homebuyer training course available with over 50 video tutorials that will guide you through the homebuying process.  Homebuyers learn at their own pace with this interactive program which includes quizzes and tests.

While this is a comprehensive workshop, some lending programs require their customers to attend a face to face homebuyer education class.  Please verify with your lender, that the lending program you are using, approves an online workshop, before you sign up for eHome America. If an online class doesn’t satisfy your education requirement for the lending product you are using, call our office or sign up using our website for the next available Preparing for HomeOwnership class.

If your lender approves eHome America proceed to sign up!  
Use this link to get to the eHome America website:

You can select either the Sacramento or Stockton option.