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First Time Homebuyer Workshops

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Housing Consumer Education Center


EDUCATION SERVICES


Through the Housing Consumer Education Center we run a number of educational programs. These services continue to change based upon the need of the community. If there is something in particular you are looking for and it is not listed please call our office at 781-422-4241.


FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER SEMINARS


South Shore Housing has been granted the Seal of Approval by the Mass Homeownership Collaborative in recognition of its homebuyer seminars. This achievement allows graduates of our classes to apply for special funding in conjunction with their mortgages. Workshops are run on a continual basis and consist of eight hours of instruction. For workshop dates please click here.

The homebuyer education workshop helps potential homebuyers with all aspects of the home buying process. Homebuyers are given information on how much house they can afford, how to qualify for a loan, the application process, the variety of loan products available, budgeting and money management, credit as it relates to home buying, working with realtors in finding and selecting a home, home inspections, home insurance, the attorney’s role in purchasing a home and the closing process. With each series of workshops we include guest speakers with expertise in their field.

Graduates of the course receive a certificate that satisfies the homebuyer-counseling requirement for MHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. These funders offer many low interest mortgage products, and assist buyers with the down payment and closing costs associated with purchasing a home.

For more information on financial assistance please click on link for information of the program you are interested in: HOME, Soft Second, Take the T, Municipal employees

For more information on this workshop please contact Sharon Hurley

@ 781-422-4225  or email shurley@southshorehousing.org.

 


LANDLORD SEMINARS

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Property owner workshops offer landlords in Plymouth and Bristol counties an opportunity to meet with competent professionals to address various concerns. Topics recently presented were; legal issues, lead paint and tenant screening/selection.

Seminars are held on a quarterly basis with their location changing to accommodate the counties we serve. We are always open to suggestions of topics and/or speakers, please feel free to contact us with your request.

If you would like to be added to our email list of landlords who are notified of upcoming events please send your email address to: mpujalte@southshorehousing.org

This service is available to all landlords.

 


MONEY MANAGEMENT


One of South Shore Housing’s missions is to educate. As part of this plan, we offer Money Management Programs with such topics as: Financial Planning, Developing a Spending Plan, Balancing Your Checkbook, and Credit and your Credit Report.

In addition to Money Management this office also offers Mortgage Default Counseling.

If you would like more information on any of the above topics please call Marguerite Pujalte at 781 422-4241.

 


MATERIALS AVAILABLE


As part of our commitment to the public about housing issues we frequently create and print resources for the public. Information currently available includes:

How to apply for Subsidized Housing – this booklet provides step-by-step instruction of how to contact housing agencies to apply for their various housing programs

Service Resource Guide – this booklet lists various housing resources and agencies available to assist in the housing search process

Landlord Guide to Renting – this booklet contains many aspects on apartment rentals including the application process, tenant screening, and maintenance issues. The charge for this publication is $10.95 is picked up and $12.95 if mailed.

For information on available publications please contact Marguerite Pujalte @ 781-422-4241 or email mpujalte@southshorehousing.org.

 

 

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