Buying a home can be a long, confusing, and costly process.  Understanding what to do is critical to your success.

When someone asks me what is the #1 advice I could give to a first time buyer I always tell them to please take a First Time Buyer Class. Choose a class that is taught by real industry professionals who are actively working in the field.  Having a class taught by someone who sold houses back in 70s is of little use to you today.  And please make sure the class is accredited, which will give you access to available lotteries, down payment assistance, or special financing.

If you are thinking about possibly making a move then I strongly suggest you check out the classes offered by the North Shore Association of Realtors.  Who better to teach you than the people that actually do this for a living.

Check out the available classes by visiting North Shore MA Home Programs

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