FARMINGTON — Two upcoming homebuyer education courses will be held in Franklin County. Upon completion of a one-day 10-hour course, participants are eligible to receive a $3,500 grant from MaineHousing to apply toward the purchase of a home. The funds can be applied to a buyer’s closing costs and/or down payment.

The two classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, April 21 and June 16, at 602 Wilton Road. Lunch will be provided.

Community Concepts is a HUD approved counseling agency and the class will be taught by a “hoMEworks” approved educator. In addition, guest presenters in the fields of real estate, mortgage lending, home inspection and homeowner’s insurance will be on hand to provide attendees with additional information from their areas of expertise.

Studies show that people who complete a homebuyer education course are better prepared as buyers and more successful as homeowners. In many cases, completion of a homebuyer education course is necessary to be approved for a mortgage.

To sign up for a class, visit The cost is $30.

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