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March 9, 2024

First Time Homebuyer Workshop (English)

Virtual
9:00 am
$50

Become a certified first-time homebuyer with Way Finders! Learn from local real estate professionals about the homebuying process. 

The course covers finding, financing, purchasing, and maintaining a home. Participants receive a certificate of completion that is necessary to access several down payment assistance programs and special mortgage products.

This is a two-part virtual workshop:

Saturday, March 9, 9am-2pm
Saturday, March 16, 9am-2pm

Walk-ins are not accepted. Attendance for this workshop will be limited.

Create a Way Finders account at www.wayfinders.org/login to register. 

Cost of the workshop is $50 per household, nonrefundable.

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March 16, 2024

Credit Success Workshop

The Lumber Yard Community Room, 256 Pleasant St., Northampton MA 01060
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
$10

Whether you want to buy a house or a car, pay off your student loan debt, or understand how to build your credit, Way Finders is here to help.

Our Credit Success workshop provides the tools you need to reach your financial goals. Learn directly from a Way Finders' certified counselor through interactive and engaging activities. After you complete your workshop, you will have the opportunity to meet with a HUD-certified housing counselor to discuss your individual goals.

There is a $10 fee to reserve your seat for the workshop. This fee will be refunded upon workshop completion.

In-person workshop. Door prize raffle! Lunch is included! Registration required.

Way Finders is dedicated to assisting low-to-moderate income clients achieve financial stability and success. You will not be turned away for inability to pay.

To request a one-time time waiver please contact our support department at homeownership@wayfinders.org or 413-233-1621.

Click the link below create an account and register. This is an in-person workshop at Way Finders' Lumber Yard development, 256 Pleasant Street, Northampton MA.

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March 23, 2024

Massachusetts Landlord Workshop

webinar
9:00 am
$119.95

This online workshop includes an overview of basic residential rental property management in Massachusetts that provides an introduction to the Massachusetts laws that govern the rental relationship. Important for all owners of rental properties, including owners of 2-4 family homes.

Topics covered include:

•    proper tenant screening
•    relations with tenants
•    lead paint laws
•    types of tenancies
•    State Sanitary Code
•    fair housing laws
•    the eviction process
•    how to deal with drug problems

Trainer: H. John Fisher

Certificates of completion are awarded at the end of the session; this workshop satisfies the course requirement for first-time buyers of multi-family homes.

Registration fee is $119.95 (non-refundable & includes Way Finders' Property Management Manual, valued at $29.95).

Hours of workshop are 9am-2pm.

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March 30, 2024

Post Purchase Workshop

1780 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103
9:00 am
FREE

If you've already purchased your home, join our IN-Person Post Purchase workshop for a fun filled day of interactive learning and home care demonstrations from our partnering presenters. 

Our workshop also includes information on:

  • Construction rehabilitation loans,
  • Seasonal home maintenance and home repair,
  • Being green in and around your home,
  • Weatherization,
  • And much more!

This meets the MHP Post-Purchase workshop requirement.

You must be signed into your account to register. 

March 30, 2024, (9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.)

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