Learn how to purchase your new home with our First-Time Homebuyer Course

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The First-Time Homebuyer Course is specifically designed to inform and help homebuyers like you. With the help of industry experts including REALTORS®, mortgage lenders, home inspectors, insurance agents, real estate attorneys, credit counselors, and representatives from state agencies, this course gets you ready to move.

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!

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NSAR/HCP's First-Time Homebuyer Course is MassHousing-approved.

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 good for two years and is accepted statewide for first-time homebuyer education.