July 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017

Online First-time Homebuyer Workshop

(All day)

Way Finders (formerly HAPHousing) is proud to offer our First-Time Homebuyer Workshop as an online course. This online homebuyer education course uses a total of 6 modules consisting of 319 slides, There is a quiz at the end of each module. You must receive a passing score on each quiz and the final assessment in order to complete the course, and you will have three attempts to earn a satisfactory score on the quizzes and final.

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August 1, 2017

Orientation to Homeownership and Financial Education

Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

If you are not sure that you are ready for homeownership within the next year, the 2 hour 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.

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August 9, 2017

Financial Education Series

Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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.

Session 1 - Money Management: Wednesday, August 9
Session 2 - Build-A-Budget: Wednesday, August 23
Session 3 - Credit Awareness: Wednesday, August 30

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August 26, 2017

Rental Property Owners Workshop

322 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01105
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

This workshop includes an overview of basic residential rental property management in Massachusetts that provides an introduction to the Massachusetts laws that govern the rental relationship. Important for all owners of rental properties, including owners of 2-4 family homes.

Topics covered include:
•    proper tenant screening
•    relations with tenants
•    lead paint laws
•    types of tenancies
•    State Sanitary Code
•    fair housing laws
•    the eviction process
•    how to deal with drug problems

Trainer: H. John Fisher

Certificates of completion are awarded at the end of the session; this workshop satisfies the course requirement for first-time buyers of multi-family homes.

Registration fee is $90 (Non-Refundable & includes Way Finders' Property Management Manual). 

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