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. 

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 $65 per person or $90 for two. 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.

2021 Schedule for
First-Time Homebuyers Seminar

(4 classes per session or 2 weekend classes) 


January 19, 20, 26, and 27

February 17, 18, 24, and 25

March 16, 17, 23, and 24

May 11, 12, 18, and 19

June 8, 9, 15, and 16

July 13, 14, 20, and 21

September 13, 14, 20, and 21

November 9, 10, 16, and 17

December 1, 2, 8, and 9

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
April 10 and 17
October 16 and 23 

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:

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 2021 in-person sessions:

Monday, January 25th

Tuesday, February 23rd

Monday, March 22nd

Monday, April 12th

Monday, May 10th

Monday, June 21st

Monday, July 19th

Tuesday, September 14th

Monday, October 18th

Monday, November 15th

Tuesday, December 14th

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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