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Homeowner or Tenant: Which Hat Should You Wear?
Buying a home is one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make. It’s an exciting prospect, but is it right for you? Before jumping into home ownership, consider taking the free Home Buying class from Marine Corps Community Service’s (MCCS) Personal Financial Management Program.
Taught by an impartial financial expert, this informative class provides an in-depth look at the home buying process. You’ll learn about budgeting, mortgages, inspections, insurance, and more, so you can make an educated decision on whether purchasing real estate is truly the best choice for you right now.
A recent class attendee shared that this course helped him choose between renting and buying. “When we PCS’d to Camp Lejeune, we wanted to buy new construction – who wouldn’t want a new house? But as first-time home buyers, my wife and I knew we needed some guidance. We are so glad we took this class from MCCS. They addressed all the different factors we needed to think about, and it was very helpful. We learned so much in just two hours!”
Gene Defreitas, a Training Instructor who teaches the class, said, “Our goal is to ensure you feel completely confident in your decision, whether you choose to buy right now or wait. No matter what, you’ll walk away from the class more knowledgeable and prepared for when the time does come to invest in a home.”
Kathleen Hershman, Personal Financial Manager with MCCS, added, “We love helping Marines and their families make smart financial choices. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, and we want to equip you with the knowledge you need to make decisions that align with your goals and financial well-being.”
To register for the next Home Buying class, or to check out the full schedule of MCCS’s free financial classes, visit
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