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March BHC 2024 Homebuying 101 (In-Person)

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on March 21, 2024 at 5:00pm

One event on March 25, 2024 at 5:00pm

Allston Brighton CDC is partnering with the Boston Home Center to host an in-person Homebuying 101 class on the following dates:

Monday, March 18th @ 5:30- 8:30 PM
Thursday March 21st@ 5:30- 8:30 PM
Monday, March 25th @ 5:30- 8:30 PM

WHERE: Brighton Marine
77 Warren Street
3rd Floor Conference Room
Brighton, MA 02135

Funding for these services is provided by the City of Boston through its Department of Neighborhood Development, Michelle Wu, Mayor, Sheila A. Dillon, Chief and Director. Classes designated as Boston Home Center are classes targeted towards City of Boston residents, although anyone can register for these classes. They will include presentations and information regarding Boston-specific homebuying programs, in addition to the standard content presented in every Homebuying 101 class. Fees for Boston Home Center classes are $30 per City of Boston resident and $45 per non-resident.

Homebuying 101 is a 9-hour course, covered over 3 sessions. Topics covered include:

  • Budgeting, Savings & Credit
  • Obtaining a Mortgage
  • Housing Search
  • The Legal Aspects of Buying a Home
  • Home Inspection
  • Home Insurance
  • Down Payment Assistance Programs

Graduates of this course receive a certificate that grants access to down payment assistance, Mass Housing Partnership’s ONE Mortgage, MassHousing mortgages, HUD mortgages, home ownership lotteries, and lender first time homebuyer mortgages. The certificate is accepted statewide for first time homebuyer education and is valid for 3 years.

You must attend all three sessions in order to receive your certificate of completion. By taking this class you also have access to unlimited one-on-one pre-purchase counseling sessions at Allston Brighton CDC to assist you through your personal homebuying experience.

Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (ABCDC) is a HUD-approved, nonprofit housing counseling agency. ABCDC offers financial and educational resources which enable low- and moderate-income people from Allston Brighton, Greater Boston and beyond to purchase homes. The Homeownership & Counseling Programs have a Seal of Approval from CHAPA’s Homeownership Collaborative, a collaboration of non-profit homebuyer counseling agencies, lending institutions, real estate professionals, government officials, and other key players in the homeownership industry in Massachusetts.


Homebuying 101 is a 9+ hour course that covers the entire home buying process from beginning to end. The course provides a valuable educational opportunity for participants to learn about the homebuying process and the financial and legal responsibilities associated with owning a home. Participants receive expert advice on the things you need to know from trusted real estate professionals as we take you through each step of the process. HB101 equips graduates with knowledge and resources to make informed choices about an important life decision. Graduates will have an idea of which documents to get ready and will know what to expect during the mortgage application and closing process. Graduates will also gain access to municipal down payment assistance programs and first-time homebuyer loan products offered by Massachusetts Housing Partnership, MassHousing, and many others, if eligible.

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For purposes of this registration, a household is simply one or more individuals who will purchase a home together. Members of the household do not need to be related by blood, marriage or in any other legal capacity.

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You must attend all scheduled sessions to receive your certificate of completion. If you cannot attend the class you may transfer your registration to any future HB101 class, but we do not offer refunds. Please double-check your email address for accuracy and look for an auto-generated confirmation email that could end up in your spam/junk folder.

Allston Brighton CDC (ABCDC) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by ABCDC without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. ABCDC may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used, or contracted by ABCDC. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed/videotaped subject, parent, or legal guardian. A person attending an ABCDC event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the event organizers or contact ABCDC directly.


March 18
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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