About The Class

The Doorsteps Homebuyer Class is your ultimate resource for first-time homebuyers looking to navigate the complex world of homeownership. This free and comprehensive two-day class is tailored to meet the needs of residents in Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, and surrounding areas.

We take pride in being approved by the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA), which means our curriculum meets the requirements for first-time homebuyers under their loan program. Our course also meets the standards set by the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling, ensuring that you receive the highest quality instruction from experienced professionals.

By taking the Doorsteps Homebuyer Class, you can qualify for down payment assistance, one of the best loan programs for buyers. North Dakota loan programs can grant up to $7,500 in down payment assistance, helping you achieve your dream of owning a home with greater ease.

If you’re ready to take the first step towards homeownership, register for the Doorsteps Homebuyer Class and gain the knowledge and skills you need to make informed decisions. We look forward to helping you achieve your homeownership goals!

Pre-Purchase & Purchase

  • Pre-purchase
  • Renting v. owning
  • Costs of homeownership
  • Budgeting
  • New construction and remodeling
  • Choosing a contractor
  • Credit Bureau Reports
  • Down payment assistance programs
  • Working with a lender
  • Conventional v. FHA mortgage

Obtaining a Mortgage and Post-Purchase

  • Working with a Realtor® and real estate forms
  • Choosing a home
  • Making an offer
  • Home inspections
  • Closing process and title insurance
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Home maintenance
  • Foreclosure prevention


Feb 19-20, 2024
Mar 18-19, 2024
Apr 15-16, 2024
May 20-21, 2024
Jun 18-19, 2024
Jul 16-17, 2024
Aug 20-21, 2024
Sep 16-17, 2024
Oct 21-22, 2024
Nov 11-12, 2024

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FM Area Foundation
409 7th St S, Fargo.

The Doorsteps Midwest Class is a free two-day educational course that is offered monthly in the Fargo, ND area. It is important to note that the class content is different between the two days, so in order to fully benefit from the course it is necessary to attend both sessions.

In-person attendance is preferred, but if your schedule does not permit, you can still join the class virtually. If you’d like to attend virtually, please be sure to select “Virtual” on the registration form.