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First steps towards home ownership

Thinking about buying a home of your own can be as confusing and stressful as it is exciting. What if there was someone who would be your partner from start to finish, an expert with your best interests at heart, working to make sure you have everything you need to make smart home buying decisions?

Before you start searching for a home online or heading out with a realtor, learn as much as you can about the process and find out how ready you are to take that first step toward home ownership. At Neighborworks Umpqua, we offer a number of services to help first time homebuyers prepare to become homeowners.

Individualized assessment for homebuyers    

Meet with one of our certified specialists for a complete analysis to see if you’re mortgage ready. We will help you review your credit and complete a financial workup and action plan.

Cost: $50.00

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Homebuyer Education

ABC’s of Homebuying is an in-person homebuyer workshop to help prepare you for buying your first home.

Cost: $45.00

Homebuyer classes

Framework is a self-paced online homebuyer class that you can complete at your convenience in the comfort of your home or office.

Cost: $75.00

Register for an Framework Online Homebuyer Course

Down payment assistance

You may qualify for down payment assistance, grants and loans from NeighborWorks Umpqua to help you purchase your first home. Contact us to learn more about funding and eligibility requirements.


Dream$avers is an Individual Development Account (IDA) that can match $3 for every $1 you save towards a downpayment on a house. Learn more…

Success Stories

Here are just a few of the many NeighborWorks Umpqua customer success stories. Contact us today to start writing yours!

Dan’s Success Story Brings Him Independence

Kriss Buys Her First Home at Age 59

David’s Successful Advice

Neesha, the Youngest Homeowner in Her Family