Dorchester Homebuyer workshop

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January 21, 2020
From 6 pm to 9 pm
1803 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester

First Time Homebuyer Pre-Purchase Course


Dates: January 21, 23, 28 & 30, 2020 

Times: From 6 pm to 9 pm 

Location: 1803 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester

Contact: call Percy Stallworth at 617-822-9100 or email  

Cost: $25.00 for Boston Residents, $50.00 for Outside of Boston Residents

Sponsor: Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance


Becoming a homeowner is not out of your reach. We can show you what you need to do to make it happen – the right way – through the award-winning classes at our Homeownership University. 
*Advantages and disadvantages of homeownership *Ideal homebuying process *Doing your homework *Learning about the One Mortgage Program and other affordable mortgages 
*How to find the right house for you   *Working with a real estate agent  *Making an offer   
*Importance of a good home inspection *What a basic home inspection includes 
 *Why you need your own real estate attorney   *Offer to purchase   *Purchase and Sales agreement   *Closing the loan   
*The role of budgeting and credit *Developing a budget *Credit reports *Signs of credit problems 
*The mortgage application process  
 *Down payment and closing costs   *Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)   *Shopping around for the best mortgages  
 *Fair lending   
*Shopping for homeowners insurance *Making sure you are covered 
*Responsibilities of homeownership *Avoiding defaults and foreclosure *Voting and getting involved in your neighborhood *Other MAHA educational programs