Community Development Partnership announces

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOPS KICK OFF THIS FALL

The Community Development Partnership is offering a Homebuyer Education course for first time buyers. This course provides information on budgeting, looking for, selecting, and purchasing a home, and local resources that may be available to buyers. To date, over 500 First Time Home Buyers have received certification through this CDP workshop.

The Homebuyer Education Course has received the Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative’s “Seal of Approval” from the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA). Graduates are eligible for discounted mortgage products.

The workshop covers credit health and budgeting, mortgage process and options, finding the right home and making an offer, appraisals, home inspection, legal procedures and protections, insurance protection, home energy audits and savings, and advice about ongoing homeownership.

The course consists of 3 three-hour long classes and participants must attend all three classes to receive their Certificate of Completion. Classes will be held from 6:00-9:00 pm on Wednesday, October 17, Monday, October 22, and Wednesday, October 24 at the Community Development Partnership in Eastham. Cost is $50 per individual or $70 per household.

The First Time Home Buyer workshop series is sponsored by Seamen’s Bank.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

The Community Development Partnership supports an array of programs that strengthen our Lower Cape community, providing greater opportunities for all who live here to thrive.

Our work starts with creating affordable homes—so essential to a healthy economy, but a real challenge in communities like ours where seasonal and vacation dynamics drive the market beyond the reach of many who live and work locally all year round.

We also work to launch entrepreneurs and strengthen local businesses. We believe a vibrant future depends on sustaining traditional industries and inspiring new ones—especially when they’re based on renewable natural resources such as fishing and farming.

In all that we do, we aim to protect the natural environment around us through efforts that preserve the character and sustain the future of the Lower Cape.

To find out more information about this organization, go to www.capecdp.org.

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