Do you find yourself looking for a concise, current publication to guide homeowners through homeownership? The Homebuyer's Guide, published in 2011, is based on the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and includes chapters on assessing home readiness, money for housing, making an offer on a home, selecting a mortgage, closing the deal and defining success as a homeowner.

This publication, "Homebuyer's Guide", Bulletin #946 is available at the Henry County-OSU Extension office for $7.75 plus tax.

Research conducted with homeowners demonstrates that people who attend homeownership education can significantly increase their credit scores and purchasing power. Prepurchase education has been demonstrated to help reduce the probability of default or foreclosure.

This publication was designed as a stand alone information source or to be used as a participant copy for homeownership education.