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Are you ready to buy a home but not sure where to start? Knowing the steps—and understanding what you’ll need to be successful—can make the homebuying process much easier.

Homebuyer Profile: The Fontaines

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"By the time we closed on our loan, I felt empowered because I was well informed about the homebuying process and terminology used on the mortgage documents." Continue reading...

Homebuyer Video Series

Not sure where to begin? Get started on the path to homeownership with our Homebuyer Video Series.

Step-by-Step Homebuyer Guide

From budgeting and house hunting to getting the best mortgage and closing on your property, you’ll find tools, tips and information in our How to Buy a Home Guide.

Mortgage Eligibility Check

See if a safe, affordable loan from MassHousing might be right for you with this quick Eligibility Check.

Myths vs. Realities

There's a lot of (good and bad) information about homebuying out there. We’ll help you understand the myths vs. realities.

Homebuyer Counseling

Learn the ins and outs of buying and owning a home at a MassHousing-approved homebuyer counseling course.

First Mortgage Loans

Learn about the benefits of MassHousing's affordable, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage loans.

Quick Links

Mortgage Payment Protection

Mortgage insurance from MassHousing helps pay your mortgage if you lose your job.


You're not alone. Get help overcoming typical homebuying challenges.

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
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