FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER EDUCATION CLASSES
At NewVue, we are here to help YOU navigate the homebuying process as we believe that Information enables and Guidance empowers.
Over the past 10 years, we have helped thousands just like YOU achieve the American Dream through our First-Time Homebuyer Education Classes.
Classes are offered both in-person and online to accommodate your learning style.
Homebuyer education classes are a total of 9 hours held on a monthly basis. During the 3 sessions you will have the opportunity to learn about the process from a team of staff and guest speakers including a lender, realtor, attorney, and home inspector. At the conclusion of the classes, you will receive a Completion Certificate. The in person classes are $50 per household. Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, twice a month, once in Fitchburg and once in Gardner. Please check the register for a class page for details.
Online homebuyer education gives you the opportunity to complete the class at your convenience and as your schedule allows. Upon completion of the on-line portion of the class, which generally takes 6-8 hours to complete, a one-hour in-person session will need to be completed to receive your Completion Certificate. The on-line classes are $100 per household.
To take the online course you will need to fill out the attached intake form and make the $100 payment. As soon as we have both the intake form and the payment we will then send you the information that is needed to start the online homebuyer education class.
WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF A HOMEBUYER EDUCATION CLASS?
Over the course of your time in a Homebuyer Education Class you will learn all about the process of purchasing a home from start to finish along with hearing from various professionals in their respective fields.
Day One of the course will bring you through the whole process of buying a home from start to finish and what you can expect during each of those steps. You will learn all about budgeting and credit and why both are so crucial to thinking about purchasing a home. You will also get to hear from a Lender and how all of the mortgage processes work in regards to buying a home.
Day Two of the course brings with it three field professionals to tell you how they are a part of the process. You will hear a Real Estate Agent talk about what it’s like to go out searching for homes and how they will work through all of that with you. A Real Estate Attorney will tell you the basics of what you need to know in regards to the legal aspects of buying a home, of which there are many. Lastly a Home Inspector will tell why it is important to have a home inspection and what exactly that process entails.
Day Three of the class will bring with it some more professionals and presentations. An Insurance Agent will tell you what they do when it comes to insuring your home in the best way. You will also hear all about lead and why you need to be aware of lead. Successful homeownership is just as crucial to be thinking about as how you go about purchasing that home and you will get to hear some tips about how to successfully own your home. Lastly you will learn some about multi-family ownership.
INDIVIDUAL PRE-PURCHASE COUNSELING
NewVue, in partnership with the NeighborWorks® Homeownership Center of North Central Massachusetts, is dedicated to providing a full range of programs and services that encourage, create and support homeownership.
Through individual pre-purchase counseling, we can help you get on the path to homeownership and answer questions like:
- What does my credit score need to be in order to qualify for a home loan?
- What should my mortgage payment be in relationship to my monthly income?
- How do I know if I am ready to purchase a home?
You have questions-we have answers.
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