Home Buying Seminars

Questions about home buying?

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

Sessions feature guest speakers from a variety of professions (legal, insurance, real estate etc.) and even include North Shore Bank personnel, who will review the credit and borrowing process. Coastal Homebuyer Seminars 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 $100 per household.

Upcoming Workshop Schedule

>  August 20th & 21st

10:00AM to 3PM


>  September 24th & 25th

10:00am to 3PM


October 22nd & 23rd

10:00am to 3PM


   All dates and locations are subject to change. Workshops to be held in Saugus or Newburyport.

To register — or for additional program information — call Coastal Homebuyer Education's Executive Director, Ellie O'Leary at (978) 992-4106 or e-mail eoleary@coastalhb.org.