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Massachusetts First-time Homebuyer Workshop

Learn the Steps to Buying a Home in Massachusetts from an Experienced Loan Officer, Buyer Broker, and Lawyer.

Are you thinking about buying your first house, condominium or multi-family home? Learn the steps to buying a home from experienced professionals in a comfortable and informal setting at our Massachusetts HomeSmart Homebuyer Workshop on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, in Boston's Back Bay. 

Homebuyer_Workshop_350x350-2The two-hour class is free, but space is limited to 15 registrants. The instructors include loan officer Vince Bertrand and exclusive buyer broker and attorney Rich Rosa.

Vince Bertrand (NMLS# 706587) has worked in financial services for more than 20 years. Besides providing professional guidance over his career to consumers and small business owners for their personal and business banking needs, Vince has been working exclusively with homebuyers in the area of mortgage lending for the past six years with Fairway Indpendent Mortgage Corporation.  He also has volunteered with a nonprofit that hosts first-time homebuyer classes. Vince is dedicated to helping homebuyers navigate their way through the home financing process with patience, persistence and professionalism. He's passionate about educating first-time homebuyers. 

Rich Rosa, a co-founder and co-owner of Buyers Brokers Only, LLC, is an experienced and full-time exclusive buyer agent who also has been a licensed lawyer for more than 20 years. He has taught many home-buying classes in the past and spoke around the country at real estate conferences. Rich will provide straight-forward advice and an honest presentation about the good, the bad, and the ugly of buying a single-family, condominium or multi-family home.

Educational materials will be provided, and several critical home-buying topics will be covered, including the following:

An overview of different mortgage loan options available, including low down payment and down payment assistance loan programs. 

• An explanation of the different types and roles of real estate agents.

• What to expect at showings and home inspections.

• Making an offer to purchase and signing a purchase and sale agreement.

• What is the difference between a deposit and down payment?

• Why the loan commitment deadline is so important. 

• The definitions of assessed value, market value, and appraised value. 

• Much, much more. 


WHERE: 37 Newbury Street, 6th Floor, Boston 02116 (Near Arlington Green Line T Stop and a few blocks from the Commuter Rail's and Orange Line's Back Bay station)

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. 

COST: Free (Free pizza and soft drinks too)

Knowledge is power when buying real estate. Please fill out the form on this page to register for this first-time homebuyer workshop.

Please note: This free class is not intended to fulfill a requirement for any particular home loan program; however, we will discuss those requirements.


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