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Last updated: 10/1/19

Boston Home Center Fall Fair

Join us for a morning of free, informative classes and learn how the Boston Home Center can help you buy, maintain or retain your home!

Register for the Fair!

Meet with Lenders, Realtors and Non-Profit Agencies
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM  
Lenders and realtors will be available throughout the morning to talk with prospective homebuyers. This is a great opportunity to meet with several different mortgage lenders to understand their products and your purchase and refinance options.  (You should register for Meet with Lenders to attend the fair, even if you do not plan to take a class.)
Sign up for Fall Fair and Meet with Lenders

Register for Workshops

And while you're at the Fair, sign up for some of these great workshops!

Hiring a Contractor & Preparing Your Home for Winter
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM 

This free workshop will explain what you should know before you sign a home repair contract. Learn about what questions you should ask, whom you should check with, and what your resources are if you run into trouble.
Sign up for Hiring a Contractor

Homebuyer Financial Assistance Programs, Lottery Opportunities & the New ONE+ Boston Mortgage Program
9:15 AM - 10: 15 AM   

Trying to figure out how to afford your first home? This class is a great opportunity to find out about the resources and services available to help you purchase a home, including a new mortgage product for Boston first-time homebuyers, downpayment assistance, and  availability of moderately priced homes through the Neighborhood Homes Initiative.
Sign Up for Homebuyer Fiancical Assistance

Housing Search for Tenants    
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM   
Learn where to find affordable housing opportunities, how to determine if available opportunities are right for your household, and the City of Boston Affordable and Income Restricted Housing  lottery process. 
Sign up for Housing Search

Homebuyer 100: Introduction to Homeownership    
12:00PM -1:00PM 

You’ll learn the pros and cons of homeownership, preparing your finances, and determine what type of home is right for you. This class is ideal for anyone exploring the homebuying process.
Sign up for Homebuyer 100

Money for Your Home: Deleading & Making Repairs; Building an Additional Dwelling Unit    
12:00 PM-1:00 PM    

Learn about the Boston Home Center's no interest home repair loans,  how you can receive grant money of up to $10K per unit for removing lead paint from your home, and a new loan program to help you create an additional dwelling unit in the existing footprint of your home.
Sign up for Money for Your Home

TALKING TO LENDERS AND REALTORS

One great advantage of the Housing Expo is that you have the opportunity to meet with a number of lenders and realtors, including some you may not have even known about! The Expo also gives you the chance to compare one lender or realtor with another.
If you’ve never met with a lender or realtor before, you may not be sure what to say. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of common questions. These are just suggestions; you can substitute your own questions.

QUESTIONS FOR LENDERS 

  • Where should I start? What should be my next step?
  • How much do I qualify for?
  • How do I know I am getting the best mortgage?
  • I want to have a payment no higher than $1500 per month. Is that possible?
  • Do I need any savings or is there a zero % down payment with low closing costs?

QUESTIONS FOR REALTORS

  • Why do I need a realtor?
  • Do I have to have a home inspection? (What if I do not buy the house; it's a waste of my money.)
  • Can you help me if I do not buy in the City?
  • Do you have listings in the area I'm interested in? 
  • Do you have or have you sold affordable/deed-restricted properties?