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

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Take an in-person course

The First-Time Homebuyer Course is specifically designed to inform and help homebuyers like you. A homebuyer counselor, with the help of guest speaker industry experts including REALTORS®, mortgage lenders, home inspectors, insurance agents, real estate attorneys, credit counselors, and representatives from state agencies, will get 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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Post-course counseling is available. One-on-one counseling is held at the Harborlight office in Beverly.

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

Harborlight / NSR are approved first-time homebuyer course providers

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.