Signing a Contract

Pre-purchase/Homebuying Counseling 

All services are provided by HUD approved housing counselors who are certified by the federal government to provide guidance and tools to current homeowners, prospective homebuyers, and renters in making responsible choice to address their housing needs.  


How much does it cost? 

Counseling services are FREE! 

Credit Report Fee: $25.87 (individual person) | $51.74 (joint report) 

  • Receive reports & FICO scores from Equifax, Experian & TransUnion

  • Credit reports are soft inquiries and will not impact your credit score

How many sessions are there? 
Clients can expect a minimum of three sessions. 

  • Initial Appointment 

  • Progress/Follow-Up Appointment

  • Closing Session

Extension or continuation of services beyond three sessions is available at the request of the client. 

What is covered? 

*Please note this list is not exhaustive of available services*

  • Develop a household  budget & homeowners budget

  • Homeowners budget accounts for costs of owning a home

  • Determine housing affordability

  • Understand credit scores & reports

  • Navigate loan options and different types of mortgages

  • Loan Application, mortgage terms and pre-qualifying & pre-approvals

  • Understanding down payment and down payment assistance programs

  • Preparation for closing

  • Counselors will help to develop personalized action plan with realistic measures and goals

Contact us by calling 804.285.5986 or by emailing help@cccofva.org to make an appointment today!