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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!

May 4, 2019 / 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
Register and Pay Online
For questions and registration please contact us:
email education@getahome.org
or call (802) 861-7394


Class Schedule

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

Banking at the Speed of Life
The use of technology is transforming the way consumers are able to manage their finances and connect to their financial institutions. This class will review a variety of the available banking services to help you go digital and use these services safely.

Landscaping and Gardening
Spring is a time to GARDEN! We will cover principles of garden design, vegetable and flower gardening and some money saving strategies; we will offer plenty of ideas to help you create an amazing outdoor living space.

Working with a Contractor
Everyone has heard at least one Contractor "horror story." Learn how to find quality Contractors, get information about crafting solid contracts, project management as well as general tips and ideas to help you avoid the horror story.

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

Home Maintenance: Plumbing
This hands on class will focus on basic home plumbing. We will review a variety of common plumbing problems & solutions, tools and project planning and preparation.

Slash Your Energy Bills
Learn about a broad range of actions you can take that cost little or no money, as well as extensive energy improvements, to help lower your energy costs and make your home more comfortable from the energy experts at Efficiency Vermont.

Eating for Less
As homeowners we are always in search of ways to save money, this class will explore new ways to spend less on your grocery bills.

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

Selling Your Home
This class can help you think about key points to consider when deciding to sell your home, as well as how to best market your home and maximize your equity.

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.

Going Solar
Solar energy is become more accessible and more affordable. Whether you live in a single family home or condo, learn how solar works and how to determine if solar is right for you.