Courses

Northeastern Massachusetts

First Time Homebuyer Pre-Purchase Course

Workshop Date(s):
  • Tuesday, 28 November 2017
  • Wednesday, 29 November 2017
  • Tuesday, 5 December 2017
  • Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Workshop Time:
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Price:
$125.00 per household
Language:
English
Address:
67 Middle Street, Pollard Exchange Building -4th Floor/ Downtown Lowell
City or Town:
Lowell
Contact:
mvhp@mvhp.org
MVHP Staff
978-459-8490

The Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership’s Project Genesis is a comprehensive series of training seminars for first time home buyers. Over 16,000 families have completed the training. Project Genesis is a comprehensive series of training seminars for first time home buyers. The course consists of 10 hours of instruction over four evening sessions. The course topics include: an overview of the home buying process, mortgage application process, down payment assistance programs, legal aspects of purchasing, home inspections, household budgeting, building good credit, insurance requirements, multi-unit housing options, responsible home ownership and more. The program is taught by MVHP staff as well as several volunteer professionals. Instructors include lenders, attorneys, home inspectors, real estate brokers and others. Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to meet individually with MVHP's Home Buyer Counselor to address their readiness to purchase and address credit concerns, budgeting or any issues pertinent to their situation. These meetings are free of charge. We offer pre-purchase classes in English, Spanish and Khmer. The certificate from the class provides access to the MHP One Mortgage and MassHousing as well as city and statewide down payment assistance programs based on eligibility. We offer a monthly landlord training class which is accepted by MHP and MassHousing in fulfilling their requirements for buyers purchasing 2-4 family homes. MVHP is HUD approved agency. Please visit our website for more information and to register for a class. Please visit our website: www.mvhp.org (link is external)