Congrats on coming this far! Take a look at our collection of resources below.
Our Disclosures and Notice of Non-Endorsement
CHAPA Collaborative Seal of Approval
Budget and Credit
We recommend using online banking tools for tracking, planning, and saving, rather than 3rd party apps. Many banks are offering mint.com as part of their online banking tools and experience. Having help with tracking is a game changer. The biggest part of budgeting is tracking expenses. Tracking helps us find money to save for maintenance.
Debt to Income (DTI) Spreadsheet
Request Your Free Credit Reports
Video: Understanding Your Credit
Fair Housing Resources
Shopping for a Mortgage
Downpayment Assistance, Affordable Homes for Sale, and MA Finance Agencies
Working with a Realtor/Real Estate Agent
Working with a Home Inspector
Working with an Attorney
Educate yourself before you buy!
8 Things to Consider Before Buying a Two-Family House
Owning a Home
Perform seasonal inspections of your home, and fix things while they are small to avoid big trouble later.
Healthy Homes Maintenance Checklist
Post-Purchase Workshops with Valley Community Development
Home Modification Loan Program
Energy Assessments with MassSave
MassHousing Loans for Homeowners (Get the Lead Out, Septic Repair, Home Improvement)