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Sept 2016 First Time Home Buyer Workshop

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 6:00pm
Charles RIver Public Internet Center, 154 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453
Open to Public: 
Yes
Attendance Fee: 
Yes
Registration required: 
Yes
Must be accompanied by an adult: 
No
Event Description: 

September 2016 First Time Home Buyer Workshop. 
Sponsor:  East Cambridge Savings Bank
Dates/Time 6 - 8:30 PM
Location:  Charles River Public Internet Center
Tues., Sept. 20, Thurs. Sept 22, Tues., Sept. 27, Thurs., Sept. 29
You must take all 4 classes to earn a CHAPA Certificate.
For more information, e-mail Watch CDC or call Nancy at 781-891-6689 ext. 0.

There are three ways to register:
1. Register online at: www.watchcdc.org/homebuyer
2. Register online, click here.
3. Download the form, print and fill it out.  Mail it with your check ($50 per person) with FTHB in the memo line, to WATCH CDC, 24 Crescent St., Ste. 201, Waltham, MA  02453.
4. You may bring the check with you at the first class of the workshop; but must register by phone ahead of time so we may plan for you.

Location: Charles River Public Internet Center. 
Please go to www.crpic.org for map or call the WATCH office at 781-891-6689 ext. 0 and leave your email address and ask that we send you the map.  You must print the map and take it with you, as the Center is not located exactly at its street address.  To get into the correct parking lot, use 11 Cooper St. in Waltham in your GPS.

This course consists of important information for all first-time home buyers! You will learn about:

  • Credit, debit and budgeting issues
  • Qualifying for a mortgage
  • Shopping for a home
  • The legal aspects of home buying
  • The responsibilities of being a homeowner

WATCH’s class is certified by CHAPA's Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative, so graduates may be eligible for Down Payment Assistance programs from their City or Town or for the Soft Second mortgage or other mortgage designed for first time homebuyers. The class fee is $50 per person. All classes take place in Waltham.  Couples purchasing a home together are both encouraged to attend, although (unless your mortgage lender tells you otherwise) only one person is required to complete the course in order to qualify for down payment assistance or the Soft Second mortgage

If you need to take a class before then, please go to www.chapa.org and click on Homebuyer in the upper right hand corner of their home page. There you will find a calendar listing all available classes in Massachusetts.  For a schedule of all CHAPA-certified classes throughout the state, visit the CHAPA website. For a list of affordable homes for sale, visit CHAPA's Mass Access site or MAHA's Mass Affordable Homes site.