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Home Buyer Education

About the Program

In-person Education

In-person workshops for Home Stretch Homebuyer Education are provided through Catherine Anderson-Barnes of the Grant County Extension Office. The classes provide extensive education on the people and processes involved in purchasing a home. Classes are a total of ten (10) hours in length and are held in Alexandria for two (2) evenings.  Cost for classes is $45, and a certificate is awarded at the end that assists participants in qualifying for various loan products. Cost should not be a factor; scholarships are available upon request.



framework logoOnline Education

Online homebuyer education courses are available through Framework. Framework is the only online homebuyer education course designed by experts in online learning. It’s comprehensive, so you’ll have all the facts you need to navigate every step of the buying process. And you can learn when, where, and how you like. It even works on your smartphone.


To get started, visit Framework.


If you’d like to learn more first, watch this short overview video:


Framework meets many lenders’ requirements for homebuyer education, but check with yours to make sure an online course is acceptable.

How to Apply

Please contact Catherine Anderson-Barnes at Grant County Extension to find out when the next in-person educational class is and how to enroll.

More Information

Catherine Anderson-Barnes

Phone: 218-685-8323

Mailing Address:

Grant County Extension Office
Attn: Catherine Anderson-Barnes
411 1st St SE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

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