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HopeBuilders Breakfast

Attend one of our informational HopeBuilders breakfasts to learn more about the Champlain Housing Trust and the affordable housing work we do in northwestern Vermont.

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maintain, improve, & protect your home!

Join us for Homeowner University and learn how to love living in your home!

September 22, 2018 / 8:30AM – 1:30PM
88 King St. Burlington, VT

You will learn how to maintain, manage and  protect your home, invest for the future, and plan and pay for improvements.

Cost: $25 per person
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For questions and registration please contact us:
or call (802) 861-7394

Class Schedule

Session #1     9:00-10:15 AM choose one 

Introduction to Home Maintenance and Improvements
This workshop will discuss project planning and preparation, and when it makes sense to Do-It-Yourself or work with a contractor. We will also demonstrate the use and care of a variety or common household tools.

Landscaping and Gardening
Learn basic garden design and review autumn tasks. From dividing and transplanting, to pruning and trimming shrubs and perennials, to planting bulbs, like tulips and daffodils, to enjoy next Spring.

Managing Your Finances
Owning a home is a big investment of time and money. Learn how to manage monthly expenses, define homeownership goals (short, mid, and long term), and develop strategies to increase your success.

 Session #2     10:30-11:45 AM choose one

Home Maintenance and Improvements: Home Projects
This hands on workshop will serve as an overview on common home projects and repairs. We will discuss regular maintenance, plumbing, sheet rock and painting repairs, as well as simple electrical projects.

Are You Properly Insured?
Explore different types of coverage to make sure your home and possessions are properly insured. We will also cover options for life and disability insurance to protect your family.

Wills & Trusts
Learn why it is so important to have a will and how to set one up. We will also cover how trusts can help ensure your wishes are met, saving family or friends money, time, and paperwork.

 Session #3     12:00 NOON-1:30 PM choose one

Energy Efficiency
Learn some basic home repairs and maintenance that every homeowner should know. We’ll also cover projects to improve your home and increase its value, and when it makes sense to Do-It-Yourself or work with a contractor

Paying for Home Repairs and Improvements
Learn about savings strategies, financing options, and other special programs that can help pay for essential repairs, weatherization and efficiency upgrades.

 How to Save and Invest
Saving and investing are important parts of being a successful homeowner. This workshop will review strategies that work, including CDs, retirement and education specific accounts, as well as savings accounts for housing needs.