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1392 E. Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL 34744

First Time Home Buyers

First time home-buyer class

A Home of Your Own is a first-time homebuyer class open to all individuals interested in buying a home. If you are seeking to apply for the Osceola County State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (S.H.I.P.) Down Payment Assistance Program, this class is a pre-requisite to qualifying for assistance. All applicants, co-signers and spouses will need to receive a class certificate.

Please Note: This class does not guarantee that you will be eligible to receive funds towards purchasing a home, but rather helps you meet one of the requirements to apply.

During the class, you will learn about all aspects of getting ready to buy your first house, including:

  • Money management
  • Understanding your credit
  • How to find your house
  • Choosing a home-buying professional
  • Choosing the right mortgage
  • Home buyer's rights
  • and many other topics related to this process.

Register for Class

Dates, Times and Registration

For questions or more information, please call (321) 697-3000.

Down Payment / Purchase Assistance Program

The Purchase Assistance Program closed effective May 13, 2024, until further notice.