Learning Center

Our Learning Center furthers our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live by educating all who are interested in learning more about home maintenance and financial literacy.


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Homeownership vs. Renting
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cascades Library
21030 Whitfield Place
Potomac Falls, VA 20165
To register, click here.

Owning and renting each have their advantages, but what’s best for you depends on your circumstances. Before deciding whether to rent or buy, ask yourself what your budget is and if either choice would require you to stretch your finances. Housing costs are usually your biggest expense, so it’s easy to get overextended. Determine how much rent you can afford and discuss if renting or home ownership is the right decision for you. To register, click here.


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Loan Process & Closing Costs
Saturday, August 10, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cascades Library
21030 Whitfield Place
Potomac Falls, VA 20165
To register, click here.

Learn about the loan process and closing costs associated with purchasing a property. To register, click here.


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Energy Efficiency
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Paul Davis Restoration
44601 Guilford Drive, Suite 100
Ashburn, VA 20147
To register, click here.

Learn how to reduce your energy bill, increase your home’s comfort and value, and decrease your environmental impacts. You will learn about topics including how simple everyday steps can save energy, how to take on easy to advanced do-it-yourself projects, and how to select contractors to take on big projects. The workshop will help you leverage your personal strengths to identify realistic efficiency and comfort goals and leave with tangible next steps to become more energy efficient. To register, click here.


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How to Read and Use a Home Inspection
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cascades Library
21030 Whitfield Place
Potomac Falls, VA 20165
To register, click here.

Home inspections identify safety issues and document the condition of a home. Whether you are buying, selling or building your home, an inspection report can help you make an informed decision about your investment. Learn what questions to ask an inspector and how to interpret the inspection results. To register, click here.


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Understanding Your Credit
Saturday, September 7, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sterling Library
22330 S. Sterling Blvd. Suite A117
Sterling, VA 20164
To register, click here.

Did you know that one of the easiest ways to boost your credit score is by properly managing your credit limit? Credit cards can be great financial tools, as long as you use them wisely. Knowing the facts about credit cards can help you avoid financial pitfalls. Too much credit card debt spills over into the rest of your financial life. By understanding how to ready your credit report, what comprises it and how to monitor it, you’ll be better equipped to handle your finances overall. We’ll explore the great impacts of credit debt and how to avoid the pitfall. To register, click here.


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Savings Strategies
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sterling Library
22330 S. Sterling Blvd. Suite A117
Sterling, VA 20164
To register, click here.

Costs add up fast and building your savings can seem like a pipe dream. But small changes now can yield big benefits later. There are basic steps to start making meaningful progress toward a brighter financial future. Sometimes the hardest thing about saving money is just getting started. We’ll discuss how to set and prioritize achievable financial goals and learn steps to get your savings started. To register, click here.


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Creating a Budget & Smarter Spending
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sterling Library
22330 S. Sterling Blvd. Suite A117
Sterling, VA 20164
To register, click here.

Whether you are looking to create a personal budget spreadsheet or just get a better grasp on money management, start with some steps to get you in the right direction. Even if you don’t use a budget spreadsheet, you probably need some way of determining where your money is going each month. Creating a budget with a template can help you feel more in control of your finances and let you save money for your goals. The trick is to figure our a budget approach to track your finances that works for you. To register, click here.