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First Time Homebuyer Class

WATCH's March 2017 First Time Home Buyers Workshop

March 20 (Mon), 22 (Wed), 27 (Mon), 29 (Wed)

 

6-8:30pm

Sponsored by

 

at the Charles River Public Internet CenterWaltham

 

 

Or, to register by mail, fill out this registration form and mail it with your check ($50 per person) with FTHB in the memo line, to WATCH CDC, 24 Crescent St., Ste. 201, Waltham, MA  02453.  

For more information, e-mail   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call WATCH at 781-891-6689 ext. 0.  Please leave your name, email address and phone number in the message, 

Location: Charles River Public Internet Center.  Please go to www.crpic.org for map or download the flyer with map HERE.

You must print the map and take it with you, as the Center is not exactly located at its street address.  To get into the correct parking lot, use 11 Cooper St. in Waltham in your GPS.

If you need to take a class before then, please go to www.chapa.org and click on Homebuyer in the upper right hand corner of their home page. There you will find a calendar listing all available classes in Massachusetts.

This course consists of important information for all first-time home buyers! You will learn about:

  • Credit, debit and budgeting issues
  • Qualifying for a mortgage
  • Shopping for a home
  • The legal aspects of home buying
  • The responsibilities of being a homeowner

WATCH’s class is certified by CHAPA's Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative, so graduates may be eligible for Down Payment Assistance programs from their City or Town or for the Soft Second mortgage(link is external) or other mortgage designed for first time homebuyers. The class fee is $50 per person. All classes take place in Waltham.

Couples purchasing a home together are both encouraged to attend, although (unless your mortgage lender tells you otherwise) only one person is required to complete the course in order to qualify for downpayment assistance or the Soft Second mortgage

For a schedule of all CHAPA-certified classes throughout the state, visit the CHAPA website.

For a list of affordable homes for sale, visit CHAPA's Mass Access site or MAHA'sMass Affordable Homes(link is external) site.

Already took the class? Check out these supplemental materials.

Budget Worksheet for Healthy Home Finances

CHAPA certified First Time Home Buyers Reference Book :

Cover Page

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Budgeting and Credit

Housing Search

MA Municipal FTHB Assistance Programs 

Obtaining a Mortgage

Legal

Home Inspection

Appraisals

Insurance

Successful Home 

Multi-Family Ownership

Condo Ownership

How to Purchase a Foreclosed Property

Foreclosure Prevention

Post Purchase 

GLOSSARY

CREDITS

Review Sheets



 

 

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