First-Time Homebuyers

New home

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 2018 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 617.410.9066.

2018 Schedule for
First-Time Homebuyers Seminar

(4 classes per session) Download the schedule of in-person 2018 classes (in PDF format).

Weekday Offerings

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

  • January 23, 24, 30, 31 (T/W)
  • February 27, 28 and March 6, 7 (T/W)
  • March 14, 15, 21, 22 (W/Th)
  • May 8, 9, 15, 16 (T/W)
  • June 20, 21, 27, 28 (W/Th)
  • July 17, 18, 24, 25 (T/W)
  • August  15, 16, 22, 23 (W/Th) 
  • September 12, 13, 19, 20 (W/Th) 
  • November 7, 8, 14, 15 (W/Th) 
  • December 4, 5, 11, 12 (T/W)

    Weekend Offerings

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

    • April 21 and 28
    • October 20 and 27
    See also: General, English

    Register for the Online Course

    We are now offering The Road Home, which offers homebuyer training online. 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 2018 in-person sessions:

    • Tuesday, February 20
    • Monday, March 12
    • Thursday, April 19
    • Thursday, May 17
    • Wednesday, June 13
    • Thursday, July 26
    • Tuesday, August 28
    • Tuesday, September 25
    • Tuesday, October 16
    • Monday, November 19
    • Monday, 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 of the course is $100 per individual, and each member of a household needs to register separately. In order to register and pay for the course, please contact Janine Lotti, 617.410.9906.