Orientation Sessions

At this orientation session, you'll get an overview of Way Finders' programs and services, where you'll be able to choose your path, whether it's a new home or a new car, whether you want to manage your expenses or you need help rebuilding your credit. You will be assigned a counselor who will monitor your progress, and you'll have someone who care about your goals and want to help you achieve them. Learn more.

Thursday, May 4th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Way Finders
322 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01105

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Saturday, May 6th, 9:30am - 11:30am
Way Finders
322 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01105

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Taller de Educacion Financiera

Nuestra Clase de Educación Financiera lo preparará para lograr sus metas financieras, descubriendo los conceptos básicos de banca, presupuesto y crédito. 

Usted aprenderá métodos presupuestarios actualizados y los principios de cómo mantener y mejorar su crédito. Este curso se dividirá en tres clases y las clases tendrán lugar los siguientes días:

No se ofrecen clases actualmente

Para más información por favor comuníquese con Julio Alexander Cordero al (413) 233-1616, o por correo electrónico a homeownershipinfo@wayfindersma.org.

Financial Education Workshop

If you are serious about acquiring the tools you need to reach your financial goals and buy a home, the Financial Education Workshop may be for you.  Workshops provide information on obstacles and financial goals, understanding credit, household money management, and individual financial planning.

Next Workshop:

Session 1: Money Management – Thursday, May 11th, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Session 2: Build-A-Budget – Thursday, May 18th, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Session 3: Credit Awareness – Thursday,  May 25th, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Classes are held at: Way Finders, 322 Main St., Springfield, MA 01105
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Space is limited.  Please call (413) 233-1621 or email homeownershipinfo@wayfindersma.org for more information.

First-Time Homebuyer Workshop

Find your path to purchasing your first home

Sign up now for one of Way Finders' First-Time Homebuyer Education Courses. Each course consists of a series of classes that cover all aspects of buying a home. Specifically designed for first-time homebuyers, the course is certified by the Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative and MassHousing. Completion of the course is required to qualify for certain affordable financing products.

Next Sessions:

April
Session 1: Saturday, April 22nd, 9:00am - 1:30pm
Session 2: Saturday, April 29th, 9:00am - 1:30pm
Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
100 Bigelow St., Holyoke, MA 01040

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May
Session 1: Saturday, May 20th, 9:00am - 1:30pm
Session 2: Saturday, May 27th, 9:00am - 1:30 pm

West Springfield Residents can attend for free!
Please email a copy of a utility bill (which shows your name and West Springfield address) to ccarpin-gendron@wayfindersma.org, along with your request for the discounted rate. You must include your full name, home address, telephone number, and email address with your request so that we can manually register you for the workshop. You will receive an email confirmation when your registration is complete. 

West Springfield Public Library,
200 Park Street, West Springfield, MA 01089

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 ** There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee for this workshop. ** (If you are a couple purchasing a home together, you will only need to purchase one ticket for your household. Households will be verified, and following completion of a joint certificate request form, one certificate will be issued displaying both individuals' names. Contact homeownershipinfo@wayfindersma.org before you register if you have any questions.)

Clase para Compradores de Casa por Primera Vez

Esta es una clase de dos días, 

Días: sábado 22 de abril del 2017
         sábado 29 de abril del 2017
Horas: 9:00 a.m. a 1:30 p.m.
Lugar: Way Finders, 322 Main St., Springfield, MA 01105
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La clase cubre todos los aspectos de la compra de una casa. Específicamente diseñado para compradores de casa por primera vez, la clase está certificada por CHAPA, HUD y MassHousing.

Se requiere la finalización de la clase para calificar para ciertos productos de asistencias financieras de las diferentes ciudades y algunos préstamos hipotecarios.

** Hay una cuota de inscripción de $ 50.00 NO reembolsable para esta clase**

Online Homebuyer Education

Way Finders is proud to offer our First-Time Homebuyer Workshop as an online course. This online homebuyer education course uses a total of 6 modules consisting of 319 slides. There is a quiz at the end of each module. You must receive a passing score on each quiz and the final assessment in order to complete the course. You will have three attempts to earn a satisfactory score on each quiz, and on the final.

Once you have registered and submitted your payment, we will manually email you with the link to begin the workshop (please note that this email may take up to 24 hours to be sent). Once you have completed the workshop, you’ll get in touch with our staff, where you will have a free, 1-on-1 appointment with our counselors to review the materials and help you plan the next steps. You will also receive a post-education survey, along with a Certificate Request Form for you to complete with your loan officer.

There is no time limit on the workshop, so you can pause and resume the workshop at your leisure. If you have any questions, you will always be able to contact the Way Finders Homeownership Department for further guidance.

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Rental Property Owner Workshop

Way Finders offers a variety of workshops designed to help owners improve their property management skills. They are especially useful for those who own only a few rental units but are useful for all managers of rental property. Topics include Massachusetts housing laws, tenant screening, landlord/tenant relations, the eviction process and lead paint. 

This workshop includes an overview of basic residential rental property management in Massachusetts that provides an introduction to the Massachusetts laws that govern the rental relationship. Important for all owners of rental properties, including owners of 2-4 family homes.

Topics covered include:
•    proper tenant screening
•    relations with tenants
•    lead paint laws
•    types of tenancies
•    State Sanitary Code
•    fair housing laws
•    the eviction process
•    how to deal with drug problems

Trainer: H. John Fisher

Certificates of completion are awarded at the end of the session; this workshop satisfies the course requirement for first-time buyers of multi-family homes.

Registration fee is $90 (includes Way Finders Property Management Manual, a $45 value!).

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00am - 2:00pm
Way Finders
322 Main Street, Springfield, MA, 01105
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Free Homeowners Post-Purchase Workshop

We offer post-purchase counseling and workshops to sharpen your skills and provide support so you can successfully maintain ownership over the long-term.

Receive a $15 gift card for participating!