Prospective Buyer Resources
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The Allston Brighton CDC's homeownership program assists low- and moderate-income homebuyers in overcoming obstacles to homeownership by providing homebuyer education, individual counseling, financial assistance, and access to financial and professional resources. Classes are taught in Enlish and in Spanish.
Basic Homebuyer education. Here you can get basic information on money matters, pre qualification, home inspection, real estate agents and more. The education from this site does not replace a full accredited homebuyer workshop with your local homebuyer counseling agency.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the City of Boston offer information and registration for homebuyer education classes as well as counseling services.
HUD's 9 step guide to buying a home. This site offers the new buyer a wealth of all necessary information needed when considering buying a home.
This website is dedicated to providing information about the many services that CSS has to offer. Including housing counseling, home ownership seminars for the prospective buyer as well as mortgage default and delinquency help and budgeting and money management for families and individuals.
Serving: Burlington, Lexington, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn, with Housing Assistance programs, homebuyer education, down payment and closing cost assistance, Landlord tenant mediation and much more.
If owning a home seems to be out of your reach because: You donít really understand the whole process, you need help with budgeting and saving or because you have poor credit, you might want to consider joining this club in preparation for future home ownership.
This document created by CHAPA explains homebuyer terminology to the first time homebuyer who is not yet familiar with terms like: Deed, Easements,Earnest money etc. etc.
This site by the "Citizens Housing And Planning Association"(CHAPA) offers a STATE WIDE schedule on available and current homebuyer workshops.
The Road Home is MassHousing's online First-time homebuyer course. In order to receive a MassHousing loan you must complete this course or a certified in-person Homebuying 101 course. Please Note: The certificate you receive by completing this course is only valid for MassHousing loans. If you are applying for another First-time Homebuyer mortgage product, you must take the in-person Homebuying 101 course to receive a valid certificate.
MAHA (Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance) offers workshops which will help you plan to purchase a home. The classes will help you prepare so you will be able to afford your future mortgage payments and safe up for the upkeep of your home. This link will give you information on these classes and where and how to sign up for them.
Curious about the process of homebuying in Massachusetts? Try this step by step guide it is clear and accurate information from the state of Massachusetts.
MAHA offers first-time homebuyer workshops in the Boston area. They also support a grassroots Homebuyers Union that organizes around affordable homeownership issues.
MVHP a nonprofit organization who promotes affordable home ownership opportunities. "Project Genesis" is the homebuyer training offered to buyers in the Greater Lowell community. For more details and class dates follow this link:
This non profit corporation has been working on transforming communities since 1978. They offer many programs such as: Mortgage products, Homebuyer Education, Financial Fitness Workshops, Reverse Mortgages, Foreclosure Counseling and more.
This very comprehensive guide by HUD is a must read for every homebuyer. The information covers the whole buying process from dealing with realtors and attorneys to details on settlement costs and including sample HUD settlement statements.
This non profit community development corporation offers homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention, consumer financial education as well as small business assistance to low and moderate income people and families in the Amherst area of Massachusetts. Check their website for detailed information on all their programs.