Everything you need to know
The Framework homebuyer course is the most comprehensive of its kind. It meets HUD guidelines and exceeds National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling. What does that mean for you? Our course is accepted by most local and national mortgage products and first-time homebuyer incentives that require education.
Here are just some of the things you'll learn:
- How much you can afford
- How to fix or improve your credit
- How to choose a real estate agent
- How to shop for the best mortgage loan
- The steps of the mortgage process
- The roles of the 10 professionals involved in most home purchases
- What to include in your offer
- Home inspection basics
- The steps of the closing process
Plus, there are all kinds of optional downloadable resources:
- Guides that take the mystery out of loan documents
- Worksheets for budgeting
- Checklists that help you stay on task and on top of details
- Tip sheets for extra advice on short sales, energy efficiency, and more
The power of confidence
Knowledge really is power. The power to protect yourself as a consumer, do what’s best for you, and make your dream of homeownership a reality.
Information you can trust
Framework is the social enterprise of two leading nonprofits whose bottom line is to help build strong communities across the country.
Yes, it works great on your phone
Mobile-friendly design lets you learn on your smartphone or tablet. So you can fit the course in during your lunch hour, on the bus . . . whenever, wherever.
Designed by experts in online learning
Online learning is its own thing. Our course is built around the latest research on what aids comprehension and memory when the “classroom” is digital.
Efficient for your busy life
The Framework course breaks homebuying down into bite-sized topics that you can digest fast. Most people finish the whole course in just 4 to 6 hours.
Certificate of completion
When you pass the course, you get a certificate that can qualify you for programs that help first-time buyers afford a home. Just download and print.
Kind of fun, actually
It’s interactive, intuitive, and full of mini breaks for your brain. All of which make learning easier — and more fun.
You also get Smart Start for Homeowners
Buying a home is just the first step in your homeownership journey. So when you complete the course, we'll give you Smart Start, our education series for new homeowners. It will be delivered to your inbox each month for a full year after you complete the course to help you get off on the right foot. No extra charge.Register