Home Buying Seminars

Loan to value ratios . . . points . . . escrow . . . PMI . . . to those new to the housing market, these terms can sometimes sound like a foreign language. Well fear not. At North Shore Bank we have you covered. We’ve partnered with Coastal Homebuyer Education, Inc., to offer a series of education programs that are designed to demystify the home buying process.  Offered on an ongoing basis, these programs feature topics like:
  • Obtaining a mortgage
  • Learning how to work with realtors
  • The importance of homebuyer inspections
  • The role of attorneys
  • How to purchase insurance
  • Special issues for condominiums and multi-family homes
With guest speakers from fields as varied as banking, law, insurance, budgeting/credit and real estate, the sessions are fast-paced, provide ample opportunity for questions and are appropriate for borrowers of all income levels. These workshops are also certified by Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) and MassHousing . This is a particularly important distinction as completion of a first time home buying education program is often required by lenders as a precondition for obtaining a mortgage. There is a fee of $75 per household to attend.


Check out our upcoming seminar dates:

Upcoming Workshop Schedule Time Location
>  June 27 & 28 12:00 Noon to 5PM Newburyport
July 11th & 12th 12:00 Noon to 5PM Newburyport
 August 22nd & 23rd 12:00 Noon to 5PM Saugus*
>  September 26th & 27th 12:00 Noon to 5PM Newburyport
>  October 24th & 25th 12:00 Noon to 5PM Newburyport
>  November 14th & 15th 12:00 Noon to 5PM Saugus*
>  December 12th & 13th 12:00 Noon to 5PM Newburyport
* Sessions held at the North Shore Bank's 412 Lynn Fells Parkway, Saugus branch.
   All dates and locations are subject to change.
For additional information — or to register for an upcoming Home Buying Seminars — call NSB's Joanne Donovan at (781) 426-2168 or Coastal Homebuyer Education Executive Director Ellie O'Leary at (978) 992-4106. If you would prefer, you can also email eoleary@coastalhb.org,