First Time Home Buyer Course

September First Time Home Buyer Course

Monday, September 9
Tuesday, September 10
Wednesday, September 11

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
at the Charles River Museum Innovator Center

 154 Moody Street, Waltham

Sponsored by:

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Please note:  You must attend all 3 classes to receive a CHAPA Certificate of Completion.

No make-up classes will be available


To register online!

$50 for individual - register here:


$75 for two family members taking the course together - register here:

To register by mail

To register by mail, fill out this registration form and mail it with your check ($50 per person, $75 for two family members) with FTHB in the memo line, to WATCH CDC, 24 Crescent St., Ste. 201, Waltham, MA  02453.  For more information, e-mail Tania or call WATCH at 781-891-6689 ext. 206.  Please leave your name, email address and phone number in the message.


Charles River Museum Innovator Center in  Waltham.  154 Moody Street, Waltham

More information & Directions:

Read the September 2019 Flyer

Our 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 or other mortgages designed for first time homebuyers. The class fee is $50 per person or $75 per couple. 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.

If you need to take a class before our's starts, check out CHAPA's calendar of classes available in Massachusetts.

For a list of affordable homes for sale, visit CHAPA's Mass Access or MAHA's Mass Affordable Homes.

Already took the class? Check out these supplemental materials.

Budget Worksheet for Healthy Home Finances

CHAPA certified First Time Home Buyers Reference Book :


Budgeting and Credit

Housing Search Process

Obtaining A Mortgage


Home Inspection



Successful Homeownership