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
  • REALTORS®
  • 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 January, March & May 2021 classes will be held as live Zoom webinars. A webcam, microphone, and speakers are required to take these classes. The August & October 2021 classes are currently scheduled to be in-person but we reserve the right to transfer them to live Zoom webinars.

January, 2021 Session - SOLD OUT
  • Tuesday, January 26, 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, January 27, 6pm-9pm
  • Thursday, January 28, 6pm-9pm

Location: Live Zoom Webinar

Three 3-hour sessions.

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March, 2021 Session (Live Zoom Webinar)
  • Saturday, March 27, 9am-1pm
  • Sunday, March 28, 9am-1pm

Location: Live Zoom Webinar

Two 4-hour sessions.

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May, 2021 Session (Live Zoom Webinar)
  • Tuesday, May 25, 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, May 26, 6pm-9pm
  • Thursday, May 27, 6pm-9pm

Location: Live Zoom Webinar

Three 3-hour sessions.

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August, 2021 Session (In-person Class)
  • Tuesday, August 3, 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, August 4, 6pm-9pm
  • Thursday, August 5, 6pm-9pm

Location: 398 Essex St, Beverly, MA

Three 3-hour sessions.

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October, 2021 Session (In-person Class)
  • Saturday, October 16, 9am-1pm
  • Sunday, October 17, 9am-1pm

Location: 398 Essex St, Beverly, MA

Two 4-hour sessions.

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