Take a live virtual 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 Homes
  • 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:
  • Recipient of CHAPA Homeownership Collaborative Seal of Approval
  • MassHousing-approved
  • Cost: $45 per person or $75 per household (registration is non-refundable)
  • Post-course counseling is available. One-on-one counseling is held at the Harborlight Homes’ office in Beverly.
  • Questions? Call 978-232-9410 or email info@northshoremahomeprograms.com

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:

A link will be provided to fill out a participation form and a survey regarding your experience in the class. Both forms will need to be completed before receiving your completion certificate.

Register for Upcoming Courses

Attendance at all dates in each session is mandatory for completion of the course. Registration is non-refundable.

A webcam, microphone, and speakers are required to take live Zoom classes.

February 13, 14, 15, 6pm-9pm

February 13-15, 6pm-9pm nightly

Febrero, Clase para compradores de vivienda por primera vez

Febrero 27, 28, 29  6pm-9pm

April 6 & 7, Saturday & Sunday

April 6 & 7, 9am-1:30pm

June 4, 5, 6

June 4-6. 6pm-9pm

August 10 & 11, Saturday & Sunday

August 10 & 11, 9am-1:30pm

Septiembre 14 & 15, Clase para compradores de vivienda por primera vez

Septiembre 14 & 15, 9:00am-1:30pm

October 8, 9 , 10

October 8-10. 6pm-9pm

December 3, 4, 5

December 3-5. 6pm-9pm