Margert Community Corporation

Neighborhood Preservation Services and Energy Affordability


Homebuyer Education

Margert is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency that provides assistance to persons who want to rent, buy or already own a home, and who seek to be responsible renters, buyers and owners.

Homebuyer Education

Our Homebuyer Education seminars are designed to facilitate knowledgeable choices and improve your homebuying experience.

Pre-Purchase / Homebuying education and counseling includes but is not limited to: advice regarding readiness and preparation for homeownership; Federal Housing Administration insured financing; housing selection and mobility; search assistance; fair housing, fair lending and predatory lending; budgeting and credit; loan product and feature comparison; purchase procedures and closing costs; money management (does not include debt management plan programs); selecting a real estate agent; and home inspection.

Our Homebuyer Education also may include guidance on: alternative sources of mortgage credit; down payment assistance; locating housing that provides universal design and visibility; how to apply for special programs available to potential homebuyers; how to purchase a home using the Section 8 Homeownership Voucher Program; and referrals to community services and regulatory agencies.

Register Here for our next Homebuyer Education Seminar.

As a community-based, nonprofit housing counseling agency certified by HUD and approved by HPD to participate in the HomeFirst program, Margert works to promote the HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance Program through our website, flyers, and seminars; we distribute program guidelines; and we provide Homebuyer Education classes.

Margert also wil certify income eligibility for the HPD Down Payment Assistance Program, counsel consumers about program requirements, certify completion of Homebuyer Education classes, and refer consumers to participating lenders for pre-approval.

The NYC HPD HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance Program provides qualified homebuyers with up to $100,000 toward the down payment or closing costs on a 1-4 family home, a condominium, or a cooperative in one of the five boroughs of New York City.

Register Here for our next Homebuyer Education Seminar.

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