Come along on the journey to home ownership during the pandemic. Your host is right in the middle of buying a home in these unusual times. Learn what’s different, and what’s the same. In this installment, we look at listings, tour homes while wearing masks, find the right house and make an offer. Follow along!
In this short, fast-paced episode - recorded just before Massachusetts began the state of emergency for the pandemic - Monique continues her home buying quest, asking many of the questions you would ask. She gets helpful answers from Pam Balboni, one of MassHousing's home buying experts. Monique and Pam talk about finding a lender to work with and what materials you will need to give to the lender; pre-qualification and pre-approval; down payment assistance; job loss protection insurance; buying and paying for a "fixer-upper" and how sometimes you can get a seller of a home to pay for your closing costs.
Join us for the first of a four-part series in which Monique Gibbs, who wants to buy her first home, talks with different home buying experts at MassHousing. Monique will be asking many of the same questions you have as you start out on your home buying journey. In this episode, Monique talks with Lisa Fiandaca, MassHousing's Director of Home Ownership Production, about how to find a home buyer education class, how to find a Realtor and more.
A wide ranging interview with Elise Bare of RMS, one of MassHousing's top lender partners. Learn all about what to expect during the financing process and the right way to go about finding a home you feel you can truly afford.
A discussion with Mounzer Aylouche, MassHousing's Vice President for Home Ownership, about common mistakes first-time home buyers make and how you can avoid them.
We discuss how to know if you are ready to consider buying your first home.
An introduction to MassHousing, (the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency) which provides affordable home mortgage loans to qualified home buyers in Massachusetts. Especially geared toward the first time home buyer.