Pre-Purchase Education

//Pre-Purchase Education

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 homebuyers 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 and Spanish.


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
    ………………..Classes in Spanish begin at 8:00am and end at 4:00pm
  • Location    Avenue Homeownership Center, 707 Quitman, 77009 (map)
  • Cost             $40 per individual or $50 for joint buyers*

Course Topics

  1. Are you and your finances ready to buy a home?
  2. Obtaining a home mortgage
  3. Shopping for a home
  4. Protecting Your Investment
  5. Down payment assistance programs

For Questions call (713) 864-9099 or  e-mail


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