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Can I?

Your path toward homeownership begins by asking yourself one simple question: Can I?

Can I afford a home? Can I get a good mortgage? Can I find a house that is right for me and my family? Can I avoid pitfalls along the way?

Homebuyer profile: The Baez family

A photo of JOse Baez and family

"For anyone who has any doubts about MassHousing, they made the process easy. I didn't think it was ever possible to own our own home." Continue reading...

Homebuyer Video Series

Thinking of buying a home? Get started on the path to homeownership with this 9-part video series.

Homebuying Assessment

To begin answering these questions, and to determine if buying a house is right for you, use MassHousing's Homebuyer Assessment.

Next Steps

To determine if you CAN buy a home, you must first understand your finances and the possible home options.

Step 1: What Can I Afford?

Knowing what you can afford will help you move forward with confidence.

Step 2: Finding an Affordable Property?

There are many housing types to consider when searching for a home.

Quick Links

Myths vs. Reality

Worried that homeownership is too hard or risky? Check out our homebuying myths vs. realities.

Step-by-Step

For more details on all aspects of buying a home, check our eight-step How to Buy a Home Guide.

Helpful Resources

Still Have Questions?

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Do you have questions about the homebuying process or about our products and programs for homebuyers? Ask Rich, MassHousing's resident mortgage and homebuying expert!

TEL: 888.843.6432 | Email

Online Homebuyer Counseling

Learn about MassHousing's online homebuyer education course, The Road Home.