Changing Lives Through Financial Education
Financial Education Associates, Inc. is a provider of home ownership and personal finance classes and seminars. It is a member of the CHAPA Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative, a certifying agency of homeownership education in Massachusetts.
We provide client-specific curriculum to fit our clients’ specific needs. We have worked with low and moderate-income individuals for goal related savings programs to prepare for homeownership, starting a business, retirement, and post-secondary education.
Homebuying 101 is an 8-hour class (two four-hour sessions or four 2-hour sessions) that educates participants on the home purchase process in Massachusetts. Information includes special programs for financial assistance in buying and repairing a home, specialty mortgage products, the process of getting a mortgage, finding a home, and determining if the home is right is for you. We also discuss the purchase process and sustainable homeownership issues. The certificate earned upon successful completion of the class can be used to satisfy the education requirements for Masshousing mortgages, One Mortgage, affordable homeownership lotteries, down payment/closing cost assistance, and bank first-time homebuyer products.
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Framework is an online first-time homebuyer program accepted throughout Massachusetts for first time homebuyer education. The certificate earned upon successful completion of the online program and individual counseling session can be used to satisfy the education requirements for Masshousing mortgages, One Mortgage, affordable homeownership lotteries, down payment/closing cost assistance, and bank first-time homebuyer products.
Access to the program is available 24/7 so that you can start when you want and take as long as you want. Our counseling sessions are held online using Go To Meeting online meeting software, Monday through Friday. You can access your session by computer, smartphone or tablet.
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The Fannie Mae Landlord Class is accepted by MassHousing for Landlord education. The certificate is earned upon successful completion of reading the course materials, completing the final exam and individual counseling session.
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HomeSafe is a program designed to provide information for homeowners. In the HomeSafe class, you will learn:
How to address maintenance and repair issues in your home
How to prepare for updating your home
How to keep your home safe from fire and theft
How to maintain your finances as a homeowner
How to make sure you and your home are adequately covered by insurance
How to address landlord issues
How to be an effective condominium owner
This one-day Saturday class has the following benefits:
Discounts on homeowner insurance premiums
Fulfills post-purchase education requirement
Gives you a forum to share experiences with other new homeowners
Free membership to Mass Energy Consumer’s Alliance (www.Massenergy.org)
Includes course materials
This program is supported by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership.
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