City of Boston
Department of Neighborhood Development
City Departments
Homebuying 101: How to Buy a Home

This is a free eight-hour course designed for any first-time homebuyer. This course includes information about the mortgage process, managing debt, shopping for a home, and legal concerns related to homebuying. This course is required if you are applying for financial assistance from the City.

What are the benefits?

  • Learn how to successfully navigate the homebuying process from start to finish
  • Gain access to city programs that can help you make important home repairs

Who is eligible?

  • Anyone can sign up for Homebuying 101

How do I register and what happens next?

  1. Pick your class
    Classes are offered at a number of locations and times throughout Boston. Refer to our class schedule to pick the one that works best for you. (Note: if our classes are full, see a list of approved partner agencies who also offer HB101.)

  2. Sign up online
    Follow the link from the online class schedule to fill out the registration form. Please be advised that space in each course is limited and it is possible that you may not be able to register for your first choice location and time.

  3. Confirm your registration
    After you register online, you will receive a confirmation email from the Boston Home Center. If you do not receive confirmation, please call us at 617.635.HOME.

  4. Attend all scheduled class meetings
    In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must attend all scheduled classes.

Have questions?

For more information about Homebuying 101: How to Buy a Home, call:

The Boston Home Center
Department of Neighborhood Development
Phone: 617.635.HOME (4663)


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