printable version class schedule 2015.pdf 


This schedule shows the schedule for  first-time home-buyer (FTHB) seminars  and MPDU orientation sessions for the moderately-priced dwelling unit program for new buyers. These are different classes.  They are both free. HCI recommends first time buyers take the FTHB class first, and then the MPDU orientation, if the home buyer intends to apply for the MPDU program.

Important: Home buyers who want to participate in the MPDU program must take both the first-time home-buyer (FTHB) class and MPDU orientation class.  Home buyers who do not plan to participate in the MPDU program only need to take the first-time home-buyer (FTHB) class.

Registration for the FTHB class closes when the number of registrants reaches the room limit. People who are not registered will be allowed to attend only if enough seats are available after those who are registered have signed in.

Only one member of the household needs to take the FTHB class but HCI encourages as many members of the household to attend as possible.

CLASS LOCATION:  All classes are held at the County Council Building  located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville.  There is free parking in the garage adjacent to and behind the County Council Building.  Click here for site location and directions.   

HCI endeavors to start the classes on time.  Class sizes may be as many as 200. Each attendee must check in.  Someone who arrives later than 15 minutes after the FTHB class begins may attend the class but will not receive the certificate of completion.  If you leave before the class is finished, you will also not receive the certificate of completion.

Click here for  class policies.

The first-time home-buyer (fthb) seminars are taught by experienced realtors, loan officers and settlement attorneys. The classes are 3 to 3.5 hours long.

The FTHB seminar covers:

  • getting ready - financial fitness for homeownership

  • obtaining financing - the loan application process

  • selecting the home, contracting for sale, due diligence

  • getting to the settlement table and beyond

You should bring a pen or pencil with you so you can take notes.  You will receive a copy of the powerpoint presentation as well as other handouts to keep for reference.  Writing instruments are not supplied at the class.

Buyers who intend to purchase separately but will attend together, should register separately. 

Accommodation for special needs: please click on the link "class policies".

November - 2015
Saturday 11/14/15 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

            MPDU Orientation

3rd Floor Hearing Room

Saturday 11/21/15 9:30 am - 1:00 pm First-time home-buyer

3rd Floor Hearing Room

December - 2015
Wednesday 12/09/15 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm MPDU Orientation

1st Floor Auditorium



Saturday 12/12/15 9:30 am - 1:00 pm First-time home-buyer

3rd Floor Hearing Room

Saturday 12/19/15 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    MPDU Orientation

3rd Floor Hearing Room

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