First-Time Homebuyers

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Are you considering purchasing your first home, but feeling overwhelmed by the process involved? Don’t go it alone. 

Somerville Community Corporation offers a comprehensive education program for First-Time Homebuyers. The four-session, 12-hour series features presentations from a real estate agent, a lender, a home inspector, a real estate attorney, and an insurance agent. Together with SCC staff, these experts in the field provide valuable information and insight into each stage of the home buying process. Weekend and online options are also available. Download the schedule of in-person 2019 classes (PDF format). 

When participants finish the course, they receive a letter of completion that enables them to access products geared specifically towards first-time homebuyers such as the ONE and MassHousing loans. The classes are taught in English. Pre-registration is required, and the registration fee is $45 per person. Participants must attend all sessions in order to receive the certificate.

For more information or to register, please contact Janine Lotti, asset building specialist, at 617-410 9906.

2019 Schedule for
First-Time Homebuyers Seminar

(4 classes per session) 

Weekday Offerings

Tuesdays/Wednesdays or Wednesdays/Thursdays (varies by session))
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • January 15,16,22, and 23 (T/W)
  • February 13,14,20, and 27 (W/Th)
  • March 13,14,20, and 21 (W/Th)
  • May 15, 16, 22, and 23 (W,Th)
  • June 4,5,11, and 12 (T,W)
  • July 9, 10, 16, and 17 (T/W)
  • August 6,7,13, and 14 T/W) 
  • September 18,19,25, and 26 (W/Th) 
  • November 6,7,13, and 14 (W/Th) 
  • December 3,4,10, and 11 (T/W)

    Weekend Offerings

    Saturdays
    9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    • April 13 and 20
    • October 12 and 19
    See also: General, English

    Register for the Online Course

    We are now offering Framework, which offers homebuyer training online. For more information and to register, click here: https://somervillecdc.frameworkhomeownership.org.

    Although the bulk of the course is done on your own time, you are required to attend one in-person session at SCC (directions). This two-hour session is held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the dates listed below:

    Dates for the 2019 in-person sessions:

    • Thursday, January 24
    • Wednesday, February 27
    • Thursday, March 28
    • Tuesday, April 9
    • Monday, May 13
    • Thursday, June 6
    • Tuesday, July 23
    • Thursday, August 22
    • Tuesday, September 24
    • Tuesday, October 8
    • Monday, November 18
    • Tuesday, December 17

    The online course segment contains a series of modules and tests. Your Certificate of Completion will be issued after you complete the in-person session.

    The cost to enroll in the on-line curriculum is $75 for two people. There is an additional $25 fee for the in-person session, payable upon completion of the on-line modules. 

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