First Time Homebuyer and Pre-Purchase

Are you thinking about buying a house? Are you completely overwhelmed by all the acronyms and loan options? We can help you sort them all out.

Buying your first house can be confusing, overwhelming, and a bit scary. We created a First Time Homebuyer course to help you cut through all of that. In our classes, you’ll hear from all kinds of professionals, from realtors to home inspectors, from lawyers to loan officers. They will answer your questions and give you loads of information about the buying process. Classes meet once a week, for 4 weeks, in various locations in Hampshire County.

We know people have hectic schedules and may not be able to take in-person classes, so we also offer an online option.

We also have one-on-one counseling if you’d like to speak to us before taking the workshop. Come in and talk to Donna about your budget, any debt you want to pay down, or about what type of home to buy. She’ll walk you through the process from start to finish.

Grants are available in Northampton and Pelham.

Amherst Community Land Trust has a new program available for two first time homebuyers.
Application
Guide To Ground Lease
Ground Lease Information

Contact Donna at dc@valleycdc.com or 413.586.5855 x180

Workshops and Individual Counseling

Workshops and Individual Counseling

We offer First Time Homebuyer workshops every month at various locations in Hampshire county. Each workshop series meets 4 times, once per week, from 6 – 9 PM. Classes are held on weekday evenings.

Our individual counseling sessions focus primarily on income, debt, credit, and how best to help you achieve sustainable homeownership.

Post-Purchase

Post-Purchase

Congratulations! You bought a house! Now what? Don’t panic. We can help with that, too. From weatherization to repairs, budgeting to home insurance, we can answer all your questions. We hold a post-purchase workshop twice a year, in the spring and the fall. It’s free, you’ll get pizza, and lots of very useful, helpful advice from professionals in the business.

Foreclosure Prevention

Foreclosure Prevention

Even the best planning can’t take every emergency into consideration. If you find yourself behind on your mortgage and struggling to pay your bills, come and talk to us. Meet with Donna – she’ll go over your mortgage and help you understand the terms of your loan.

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