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Putting People
on a Pathway to

Home Ownership

The complex world of down payments, credit scores, mortgage rates, property taxes, home inspections and closings can leave first-time home buyers feeling intimidated and overwhelmed. We know buying a home can be stressful—but it doesn’t have to be. The Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County provides education, counseling and support that guide you through the steps and put you on a pathway to home ownership.

Our Services

Are You Ready to Buy?

Are you ready to buy a home? Take our Purchase Readiness Quiz to gauge your purchase readiness and identify steps to take before you buy.

Help Finding A Home

Let us help you find a trusted, responsive and knowledgeable real estate agent to walk you through the entire home-buying process.

Focus on Financing

Enlist our experts to find financing options available to first-time home buyers and lead you through the lending process.

Education and Resources

Our workshops walk you through how much you can afford, applying for a mortgage, improving credit, barriers to getting a loan, and financial assistance.

How We Help You

Become a Sponsor

The Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County could not deliver services without our sponsors. With their support, we provide free Home Buyer Education classes to Dane County residents, partner residents with the right professionals, and deliver ongoing education. 

Featured Sponsor

The Dane County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program, in Dane County’s Division of Housing Access & Affordability,  works through community-based groups on programs to strengthen communities and to expand opportunities for low-and-moderate income households throughout Dane County. To expand homeownership opportunities, the programs work with partnering agencies to provide assistance to low-and-moderate income households that are purchasing homes in participating Dane County municipalities.

Assistance is offered in the form of a 0% interest, deferred payment loan. Over the past four years, the Dane County CDBG and HOME programs have provided over $1.2 million in mortgage reduction loans to qualifying households. In 2021, the Dane County CDBG and HOME programs will partner with Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Movin’ Out, Inc., and Operation Fresh Start. Potential homebuyers interested in participating in Dane County’s CDBG and HOME homeownership programs should contact partnering agencies.

Upcoming Events

Take the first step to owning a home and REGISTER TODAY for one of our upcoming Homebuyer Education Workshops. When you attend, you will learn from the experts on what you need to do in order to successfully navigate the Road to Home Ownership. These workshops include the following:

  • How much can you afford?
  • How to apply for a mortgage
  • Credit improvement tips
  • Barriers that can prevent you from qualifying for a mortgage
  • What Grant Assistance may be available to you