Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation

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Homeownership Resource Guide

Homeownership Resource Guide

 

ABCDC’s Homeownership Resource Guide is an informational resource for homebuyers and homeowners looking for referrals to lenders, real estate agents, home inspectors, real estate attorneys, and other providers of home buying and homeownership services. The Guide serves thousands of homebuyers and homeowners. To date, over 7,000 individuals have graduated from our program with over 2,500 buying homes.

Check out our 2021 Resource Guide and check back soon for our new 2023-2024 Homeownership Resource Guide!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Homeownership and Counseling?
  • Homeownership and Counseling is a program from Allston Brighton CDC focused on supporting first-time homebuyers and homeowners throughout Massachusetts.
  • We are an independent, nonprofit resource for prospective buyers to plan responsibly for their future through homeownership education and counseling.
  • Our HUD-certified counselors build a trusted environment where residents across Massachusetts can engage with mentors experienced with all facets of the home buying process to create personalized solutions for their homeownership experience.
  • In 2021, over 700 first-time homebuyers graduated from our Homebuying 101 class and our programs are continuing to grow.
What is The Homeownership Resource Guide?
  • It is an informational resource for homebuyers and homeowners looking for referrals to lenders, real estate agents, home inspectors, real estate attorneys, and other providers of home buying and homeownership services.  
  • The Guide serves thousands of homebuyers and homeowners. To date, over 7,000 individuals have graduated from our program with over 2,500 buying homes.
How Do I Become A Sponsor?
  1. Review the sponsorship forms and select your sponsor level (Corporate Sponsorship Form & Small Business Sponsorship Form).
  2. Please send the completed form and your ad in a color, high-resolution (300 dpi) PDF file to Sean Tatar at [email protected] or fax to 617-787-0425. 
  3. Please make checks payable to the Allston Brighton CDC and mail to 18R Shepard Street #100, Brighton MA 02135.
  4. To request an online payment, please contact Sean Tatar at [email protected] or fax to 617-787-0425. 
What’s New About The 2023-2024 Guide?
  • As the world has shifted towards more digital content, the Guide will provide a unique experience for first-time homebuyers. Our Table of Contents will be clickable and easy to navigate.
  • All ads will also be linked directly to sponsor URLs to increase traffic to your website!
  • Our new version of the Guide will run for two years which will broaden the audience of homebuyers who see your ad.
  • This year, the Guide will be fully translated into Spanish to broaden our educational services. This will create a more inclusive experience for graduates of our Compra De Vivienda course.
How is the Guide Distributed?
  • Throughout 2023 and 2024, we will focus our outreach on creative social media marketing. With more interactive elements, first-time homebuyers will be able to interact with the Guide and will be directed straight to sponsor websites and services. 
  • The Guide will also be distributed to all clients who enroll in ABCDC’s Homebuying 101 class. Your brand will reach at least 500 eager first-time homebuyers every year. 
  • We have a strong outreach plan through traditional and social media to ensure that the guide reaches more and more people every year.
How will the Guide Help You Grow Your Business?
  • Become a trusted resource when working with Homeownership and Counseling  
  • We put the power of referrals directly into the hands of active, committed homebuyers.
  • Your brand will be in front of at least 50 new homebuyers each month who are ready to utilize your services.
  • Free listing when you purchase an advertisement in our highly used directory, accessible in print and online.
  • The Guide will be posted on our website along with the Directory of Resources that will include your company.

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