Home Buyers

You want to buy your first home.

Sure, you’re excited but you have questions. “What’s the first step?” “How much can I afford?” “Do I qualify for a special mortgage or other assistance?”

Buying a home is a big step. It’s just like anything you do for the first time. It can be scary. There is a lot to know and a number of steps to take along the way to buying a home. Way Finders is here to help you through it all. We offer information sessions, workshops and counseling that introduce available programs and options to make owning your first home possible. Helping people buy a home is fulfilling work. Every time one of our families buys a home, there is such a sense of pride—for the families and for our staff. We know that home ownership makes neighborhoods stronger. We would be happy to help you buy yours.

Your Next Steps

​Way Finders takes you through the process, step by step.

Start with the Homebuyer Orientation Session

If you are not sure that you are ready for homeownership within the next year, the 90-minute Homebuyer Orientation Session will provide an overview of Way Finders' programs and services, and help you to clarify your goals and choose your path. The next step is up to you.


Then, Option 1: Attend a Financial Education Workshop

Need time to increase your savings, improve your credit, or just maintain a workable budget? The Financial Education Workshop will provide the tools you need to reach your financial goals.

If you would like one- on- one assistance, Way Finders will assign a Home Buying Counselor to work with you. Together you’ll determine your financial readiness to buy a home.

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Or, Option 2: First Time Home Buyer Workshop

Depending on your goals and readiness, we may recommend a First Time Home Buyer Workshop, offered online and in person at various locations throughout the region. The course covers finding, financing, purchasing and maintaining a home. Participants receive a certificate of completion that is necessary to access several down payment assistance programs and special mortgage products.

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Do you need help with a down payment or other financial assistance?

Down payment assistance and other forms of financial assistance are available to first-time homebuyers throughout Massachusetts. Find an organization that provides assistance where you are looking to buy!

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You can also view a full list of Way Finders Home Ownership Services here.

Home Ownership