Home Buyer Education

Think you’re ready to take the plunge and buy your first home? Not sure where to start?

It’s overwhelming, for sure, but we’re here to help. Our four-week “Home Buyer U” education classes take place in Ithaca, as well as Cortland and other locations. This course will help you:

  • qualify for mortgages and understand credit
  • avoid expensive mistakes
  • understand the purchase process
  • gain an edge when looking for homes for sale

You may also qualify for up to $20,000 in down payment assistance!

Home Inspection Class

A key component to buying a home is the inspection – and it’s important to know what to look for, and possible “show-stoppers” that could prevent you from purchasing the house.  Offered separately from Home Buyer U, our Home Inspection Class is usually offered monthly.

To view upcoming workshops and learn more about each course, click this link: 


Home Buyer U: Online

Perhaps a live class doesn’t work for your schedule. Take our Home Buyer Education course online through eHome America. The course costs $99 and includes a follow-up session with an INHS housing advisor. Click on the eHome icon below and then scroll down to the Homebuyer Education Course.



Contact Ann DiPetta at 607-277-4500 ext. 505.

Translation services for Home Buyer Education classes may be available, if scheduled ahead of time. Please contact us for more information.