• Join us on
Watch CDC
Watch CDC
24 Crescent Street, Suite 201, Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 891-6689
No votes yet
  • Watertown Savings Bank
  • RCN

Watch CDC


WATCH CDC works towards a more just community in the Waltham area by promoting affordable housing, providing adult education and leadership development, and empowering underrepresented residents through civic engagement.

Ongoing Events & Promotions: 
Watch CDC First Time Homebuyer Pre-Purchase Course
First Time Homebuyer Pre-Purchase Course
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 6:00pm

First Time Homebuyer Pre-Purchase Course
Language: English
Fee: $50 per person or $75 per couple
October 2018 First Time Home Buyer Workshop. 
Sponsor: Needham Bank / WATCH CDC
Dates: Mon., Oct. 15, Tues. Oct. 16, Wed., Oct 17, Time 6 – 9:00 pm PM

This course consists of important information for all first-time home buyers. You must take all 3 classes to earn a CHAPA Certificate. 

Register online: click here.
If you do not pre-register, please call the WATCH Office to let us know you will attend the course at 781-891-6689. You may bring the check with you and register at the first class of the workshop. THERE'S PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS as we have rented a large space. Please call to let us know you are coming.

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 or $75 per couple. 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 downpayment assistance or the Soft Second mortgage

Location: Charles River Public Internet Center, 154 Moody Street. Set your GPS for 11 Cooper Street to get to the Embassy Theater parking lot. Park at the far end and then cross the footbridge to get from the parking lot to the Internet Center.

Contact: Nancy Stanton at WATCH for questions at 781-891-6689 ext. 0.  Please leave your email address in voicemail message or you csn email the office. 

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.