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 $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.

2020 Schedule for
First-Time Homebuyers Seminar

(4 classes per session) 

WEEKDAY EVENINGS 6:00 – 9:00 PM 
January 15, 16, 22, and 23
February 4,5,11, and 12 
March 18, 19, 25, and 26
May 5,6,12, and 13 
June 10,11,17, and 18
July  7,8,14, and 15 
August  4,5,11, and 12
September 16,17,23, and 24 
November 9,10, 16, and 17
December 2,3,9, and 10  
SATURDAYS 
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
April 11 and 18
October 17 and 24 

In person meeting times (6pm at SCC office) for online students:

Tuesday, January 14th

Thursday, February 13th

Tuesday, March 31st

Tuesday, April 28th

Tuesday, May 19th

Tuesday, June 23rd

Tuesday, July 21st

Tuesday, August 18th

Tuesday, September 15th

Tuesday, October 27th

Thursday, November 12th

Tuesday, December 8th



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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