Homebuying 101: How to Buy a Home - An eight-hour course designed for any first-time homebuyer. Includes information about the mortgage process, managing debt, shopping for a home, and legal concerns related to homebuying. This course is required if you are applying for financial assistance from the City.
Homebuying 102: How to Buy a Condo – A two-hour seminar for graduates of Homebuying 101 which provides specialized information on condo ownership along with how to shop for, and finance the purchase of a condo.
Homebuying 103: How to Buy a Home that Needs Work – A two-hour seminar to learn about special mortgages and other resources available to help you fix-up your home.
Homebuying 104: How to Buy a Foreclosed Property – This two-hour seminar includes information about the foreclosed property purchase process, legal issues, mortgage and property selection, along with special home repair resources.
Structuring Your Finances for Homeownership – This two-hour seminar will help you prepare your finances for homeownership, including discussions about how to review and improve your credit score, and optimizing your debt ratio.
Using the Internet for Your Home Search – This two-hour workshop will help you organize your home search using the internet, including how to establish your search criteria and working with real estate professionals using the internet.
Financial Assistance - Are you buying a 1-3 family home or a condo in Boston? If you are a graduate of Homebuying 101, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the City.
Foreclosed Property Listings – In addition to the foreclosed properties that the City of Boston may have available for sale, the Boston Home Center encourages potential buyers to explore the foreclosed property listings of housing partners with whom we work closely.
Affordable Housing Opportunities – For Affordable Housing opportunities, view the Boston Redevelopment Authority's list of available properties.
* Dollar amounts and financial assistance offers represent conditional and/or deferred loans. Primary mortgage/refinance/rehabilitation loans must be secured by the applicant.
Some programs cannot be combined.
Income eligibility and other restrictions may apply, including repair types and property location.
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