Take an in-person course

First-Time Homebuyer Course topics include:
  • How to know when you’re ready to buy
  • Understanding your credit
  • Choosing the right home and negotiating the contract
  • Why home inspections are important
  • Navigating the mortgage application and approval process
  • Long-term success as a homeowner
  • And more!
Learn from industry experts including:
  • Homebuyer counselors, provided by Harborlight Community Partners
  • Mortgage lenders
  • Home inspectors
  • Insurance agents
  • Real estate attorneys
  • Credit counselors
  • Representatives from state agencies

Please note that class participants are under no obligation to use the homebuyer counselors or any guest speakers for their services.

Course details:

Graduates of the course are given a certificate that allows access to MassHousing Partnership’s ONE mortgage, MassHousing mortgages, HUD mortgages, home ownership lotteries, lender first-time homebuyer mortgages, and a variety of other mortgages through assisted and conventional lending sources. The certificate is accepted statewide for first-time homebuyer education.

Homebuyer Course Participant Forms:

These documents will be provided at class. If you want to save time: print them, fill them out, and bring them with you.

Register for Upcoming Courses

Attendance at all dates in each session is mandatory for completion of the course. Easy access and free on-site parking for all courses. Registration is non-refundable.

In response to COVID-19, our July, 2020 class will be held as a live Zoom webinar. A webcam, microphone, and speakers are required to take this class.

July, 2020 (Live Zoom Webinar)
  • Monday, July 13th 6pm-9pm
  • Tuesday, July 14th 6pm-9pm
  • Thursday, July 16th 6pm-9pm

Location: Zoom


September, 2020 Session (two 5-hour sessions)
  • Saturday, September 26th 9am-2pm
  • Sunday, September 27th 9am-2pm

Location: NSAR, 398 Essex Street, Beverly

Registration will be open soon.

October, 2020 Session (two 5-hour sessions)
  • Saturday, October 24th 9am-2pm
  • Sunday, October 25th 9am-2pm

Location: NSAR, 398 Essex Street, Beverly

Registration will be open soon.