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 can help guide you through your options. First, you need to decide where to start. 

Then, Option 1: Attend a Financial Education Workshop

Need time to increase your savings, improve your credit, or just maintain a workable spending plan? 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 homeownership advisor 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. Graduates have access to 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?

Way Finders offers down payment assistance throughout western Massachusetts. For more information about our programs and other financial assistance options, click the button below. 

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

Home Ownership

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