Agency Offers HUD-approved Home Buyer Education Class Saturday, March 27, 2010

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Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is pleased to announce the expansion of their First Time Homebuyer seminar to the Las Vegas community.

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“As we continue to weather the worst housing crisis in 60 years, studies indicate that consumers who receive pre-purchase education are less likely to default on their loan,” said Opperman.

Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, offers a free First-Time Homebuyer class where prospective homeowners can learn what to expect in the home buying process.

Springboard's pre-purchase education class is approved by HUD http://www.hud.gov, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. Upon completing the First-Time Homebuyer class, participants will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate meets the requirement of many mortgage lenders and eligibility requirements for down payment assistance, closing cost assistance and affordable homebuyer programs.

Springboard is pleased to announce the expansion of their First Time Homebuyer seminar to the Las Vegas community. Headquartered in Riverside, California, Springboard has branch offices in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. Springboard is a nonprofit consumer credit counseling and comprehensive housing counseling agency that works to strengthen communities and improve the lives of consumers by offering services that promote financial literacy, homeownership and a healthy economy.

“We’re very pleased to offer first time homebuyer education to the Las Vegas community,” said Melinda Opperman Springboard’s senior vice president of community outreach and industry relations. “As we continue to weather the worst housing crisis in 60 years, studies indicate that consumers who receive pre-purchase education are less likely to default on their loan,” said Opperman.

Springboard’s seminar to the Las Vegas community will be held Saturday, March 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Library located at 833 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV 89101. A light lunch will be provided.

The workshop is free however registration is required. Two hours of course prep time are also required and may be completed online. To register, call 800.947.3752, ext. 7820 or send an email to education(at)credit(dot)org.

About Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management
SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974. Springboard is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national organization of nonprofit credit counseling agencies. The agency offers personal financial education and assistance with credit counseling, housing counseling, debt and money management through educational programs and confidential counseling. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying high standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. The agency provides pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education as mandated by the bankruptcy reform law. The agency has locations in California, Arizona and Nevada and offers face-to-face and nationwide phone counseling services. For more information on Springboard, call 1-800 WISE PLAN (1-800-947-3752) ext. 7750 or visit their web site at http://www.credit.org.

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