First Time Home Buyers

Steps to Homeownership Seminar Offered Monthly

ENROLL NOW FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYER VIRTUAL CLASSES 2021 

Due to the threat of the corona virus,  in person home buyer classes are suspended until further notice. We are providing Webinar Classes via Zoom

The first one is Jan 12, 13, 19 and 20, 6-830pm, sponsored by Boston Private Bank. To purchase see below or click here 

As an alternative to CTI courses, we you can register for the Framework online home buyer course. Here’s the link for the online course:  https://cti.frameworkhomeownership.org/   $75. Upon completion you are also required to complete an exit briefing $25 – for that click here. 

Landlord Counseling Classes are also available – see below or click here

CTI’s FIRST TIME HOMEOWNER CLASSES – WEBINAR ON ZOOM

First Time Home Buyer FAQs

DATE  2021 LOCATION TIME REGISTER NOW
January 12, 13, 19 & 20 WEBINAR 6pm-8:30pm REGISTER NOW
February 17, 18, 23 & 24 WEBINAR 6pm-8:30pm REGISTER NOW
March 16, 18, 23 & 25 WEBINAR 6pm-8:30pm REGISTER NOW
April WEBINAR REGISTER NOW
May WEBINAR REGISTER NOW
May WEBINAR REGISTER NOW
June WEBINAR REGISTER NOW 
June WEBINAR REGISTER NOW
July WEBINAR REGISTER NOW 
July WEBINAR REGISTER NOW
August WEBINAR REGISTER NOW
September WEBINAR REGISTER NOW
October  WEBINAR REGISTER NOW
November  WEBINAR REGISTER NOW
December WEBINAR REGISTER NOW
EXIT BRIEFING –  Upon completion of FRAMEWORK Online Course Done over the Telephone ongoing REGISTER NOW
Landlord Counseling – By Appointment Lowell / Wakefield Contact Cathy Dyl after registration REGISTER NOW

 

 

Example locations:

  • Keller Williams Realty, 500 Cummings Center Suite 1550, Beverly, MA 01915
  • Chelmsford Woods, Mary St. Hillaire Center  167 Littleton Road #110,  Chelmsford, MA 01824
  • Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers MA  01923
  • Keller Williams Realty, 180 Haven Street #2nd floor, Reading, MA 01867
  • 800 West Cummings Park, Washington Street, Suite 4750, Woburn, MA 01801
  • Residential Mortgage Services, Inc., 120 Presidential Way, Suite 110, Woburn, MA  01801
  • Northern Bank & Trust  275 Mishawum Road, Woburn, MA  01801
  • Draper and Kramer

If you are dreaming of buying your first home, consider taking our Steps to Homeownership First-time Homebuyer certificate course that gives graduates eligibility for Mass Housing low-interest mortgages and Mass Housing Partnership soft second program and downpayment assistance in many Massachusetts cities and towns. This course is taught in Salem/Peabody, Beverly/Danvers, Chelmsford, Billerica, Woburn, Reading and Melrose, MA, with both morning and evening schedules.

The First Time Homebuyer’s Program’s Steps to Homeownership is a two or four-session first-time homebuyer seminar offered each month across northeastern Massachusetts. Graduates of this seminar receive a certificate that makes them eligible to apply for MHFA low-interest loans and down-payment assistance from cities throughout the state including Lowell, Lawrence, Methuen, Haverhill and Salem. This course is taught in Salem/Peabody, Beverly/Danvers, Chelmsford, Billerica, Woburn, Reading and Melrose, MA, with both morning and evening schedules.

The program’s goal is to provide potential and recent first time homebuyers the critical skills, knowledge and confidence to buy and maintain a home by providing group seminars, individual counseling and post purchase sessions.

  • Our course structure and materials are approved by MHFA, Fannie Mae and have received the Seal of Approval from the Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative, CHAPA and the Massachusetts Housing Partnership Fund  Each  2-session course is held on successive Saturdays or 4-session course is held two nights each week over the course of two weeks.
  • The registration fee is $60 per family and participants earn a certificate good for one year upon completion of all 4 sessions.
  • Individual First Time Homebuyer and First Time Homebuyer for landlords programs are also offered. Fees vary for these sessions.
  • Download a Schedule of our next STEPS to Homeownership Course Schedule, complete the Homeownership Enrollment Form 2021.
  • Registration may be mailed.
  • On-line registration preferred: ENROLL NOW! 2020  On-Site Classes.
  • Email Cathy Dyl at cdyl@commteam.org

NEW: FRAMEWORK – Online Homebuyer education, when and where you need it. Smart Homeownership Starts Here: Buying a home is a big deal, whether you’re doing it for the first time or getting back into the ever-changing market. When you educate yourself for smart homeownership with Framework, you’ll navigate every step of the process with confidence. The Framework course is affordable too: just $75 (and $25 for the telephonic exit briefing). 

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CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR FRAMEWORK ONLINE HOMEBUYER CLASS 2021.

NEW: LANDLORD SERVICES: “1.1 Landlord Counseling”. Cost $75. Once payment is made, a mutually agreeable date and time will be determined and counseling will occur in either Lowell or Wakefield! Contact Cathy Dyl.

The following topics are covered:  $75 plus a $6.20 handling fee of

  1. Buying a rental property
  2. Lead Paint
  3. Finding a Tenant, types of tenancies, tenant remedies
  4. Security Deposits & Last month’s rent
  5. Fair housing
  6. Eviction & Small Claims

Email Cathy Dyl at CDyl@commteam.org

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