OSU Extension, Marion County offers home buyer education workshop series designed to assist prospective home buyers in achieving their dream of owning a home and building a better future for their families. Our program is one of few in Central Ohio that is U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-certified and City of Columbus-approved. 

If your credit score is 580 or greater and one of the following apply to you, we recommend registering for Home Buyer Education

• Ready to learn the entire home buying process
• Interested in down payment/closing cost assistance programs
• Steady income for the last two years
• Bankruptcy discharge/dismissed within the past two years
• Pre-approved by a lender
• In-contract on a home

You will learn:
• The steps in the home buying process
• How to apply for a mortgage loan
• How to understand your credit
• How to select a lender, realtor, home inspector and insurance agent
• How to budget to buy a home
• What happens at closing
• What it takes to be a successful homeowner
• About a down payment and closing cost assistance programs

To learn when the next workshop is being offered or set up an appointment for individual education, contact Whitney Gherman at 740-914-3030 or gherman.12@osu.edu.