Homebuyer Counseling

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You can get started on the road to the "American dream" right here at the Urban League of Essex County.  

We are a HUD Approved housing counseling agency offering comprehensive pre-purchase guidance.  Our professional counselors can advise you on all aspects of buying your first home.

Our Road to Homeownership Program equips potential homebuyers with the tools needed to achieve their goals through education and counseling.  

We assist you at every stage of purchasing a home and we engage all stakeholders from your homebuying team - realtors, appraisers, mortgage officers, home inspectors, and insurance agents.  You can count on us to be there with you throughout the process  - from first aplication to closing.  

With convenient class and workshop schedules offered, we will cover all of the essential topics to make sure that when you're ready - you're well informed.  We include:

  • Are You Ready for Homeownership?
  • Understanding Credit
  • Money Management
  • How to Obtain a Mortgage
  • Mortgage Terminology
  • Understanding Products and Programs
  • The Purpose of All Stakeholders in the Process
  • Good Products for First-Time Homebuyers

    And More...

 "Through my participation with the Urban League's Road to Homeownership Program, I was better able to understand the terms when I purchased my home.  The counselors were so helpful and made sure I understood the importance of making informed decisions when buying a home."

                                                                       -  Nicole Quails

For more information, contact:

Ms. Olga Montero at Omontero@ulec.org or 973-624-9535 x155

Mr. Lamarr Wardrick at LWrdrick@ulec.org or 973-624-9535, x193


Helpful Forms:

 Pre-Purchase Intake Package


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