Become an Informed First-Time Home Buyer

RTN is a great resource to help you navigate the exciting and sometimes challenging process of first time home buying.

Along with offering special financing programs for first-time home buyers, this fall RTN is offering two options to help you become an informed first-time home buyer: an in-depth, ten-hour series; and a two-hour overview seminar, which you can attend at one of three RTN branches.

Ten-hour First-time Home Buyer Series

RTN has partnered with the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) to offer a comprehensive, ten-hour, first-time home buyers seminar on consecutive Tuesday evenings in October.

This series features professionals you will work with during the first time home buying process: a real estate agent, a mortgage lender, an attorney, a home inspector, and an insurance agent. They review in detail what they do, what questions you need to ask the individuals you work with, and key things you can expect during the process of buying your first home.

When you complete all four sessions, you become eligible for a certificate that may help you qualify for a mortgage at some financial institutions or help with down payments and closing costs. The seminars will be held at the MAHA office located at 1803 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester, MA (1.3 miles from the RTN branch at 1205 Adams Street in Dorchester) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the following days:

  • Session 1: Tuesday, October 6
  • Session 2: Tuesday, October 13
  • Session 3: Tuesday, October 20
  • Session 4: Tuesday, October 27

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

Two-hour Home Buyers Seminar

Our two-hour home buyers seminars will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. in the following RTN branches:

  • Danvers on Wednesday, September 2
  • Brookline on Wednesday, September 9
  • Waltham on Thursday, September 17

All those who attend our First-Time Home Buyers seminar will also receive a $250 credit towards the closing costs of an RTN mortgage originated within one year of the seminar. Due to limited seating, we request registering for our classes. Our full schedule is available at