HomeBUYER Education


Home Ownership Orientation

Your first step on the path to home ownership is to attend Homsite's free, 60-minute Home Ownership Orientation!  Our Home Ownership Orientation covers:

  • Steps to Becoming a Homeowner

  • Programs and services offered by Homsite

  • Homebuyer Education Course Overview

Classes are offered by the HomeOwnership Center at Home HeadQuarters, a certified housing counseling agency and affiliate of Homsite. Classes are available in our offices in Auburn and in Syracuse.

Pre-registration is required.  

Click the Class Schedule button below for our current schedule.

To register, please visit HOMEHQ For more information, call Homsite at 315-253-8451

Homebuyer Education Course - 8-hour

Our 8-hour Homebuyer Education course teaches the key aspects of purchasing a home including:

  • Understanding Credit & Developing a Monthly Budgeting

  • Mortgage Options & How to Avoid Predatory Lending

  • Realtor Relationships & How to Make an Offer

  • Purchase Contracts

  • Homeowner’s Insurance

  • What to Expect at Closing

  • Responsibilities of Homeownership

Our trained counselors incorporate popular current issues, such as sub-prime and predatory lending, foreclosure, how to obtain free credit reports, energy saving tips, and other relevant topics into the classroom discussions.

You will also be required to meet one-on-one with a housing counselor who will help you review your credit report, create a spending plan, repair your credit, decrease debt, and establish savings to become mortgage ready. 

Classes are offered by the HomeOwnership Center at Home HeadQuarters, a certified housing counseling agency and affiliate of Homsite. Class are available in our offices in Auburn and in Syracuse.

Pre-registration is required.

 Click the Class Schedule button below for our current schedule.

To register, please visit HOMEHQ. For more information, call Homsite at 315-253-8451


Down payment Closing Cost Assistance

Grants and low-interest loans are available to assist qualifying homebuyers with down payment and closing cost assistance expenses through our Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP). Click the link to learn more!

MAP