Haverhill Chamber Plans First-Time Homebuyer Seminar

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is having a first-time homebuyer seminar next week to help people learn how about the various steps—from bank preapproval to closing—in purchasing a home.

Attendees will learn about the following steps during a two-hour class:

  • How to get pre-approved for a mortgage
  • Working with a Realtor to visit and preview properties that meet needs and desires
  • Evaluating local market conditions
  • How to negotiate the offer and sale
  • Conducting the home inspection and renegotiating
  • Reviewing a purchase and sales agreement with a real estate attorney
  • Submitting mortgage application and obtaining a mortgage commitment
  • General buyer closing costs
  • Acquiring home insurance
  • The final walkthrough of the property
  • How to prepare for the closing

The seminar takes place Thursday, June 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, 80 Merrimack St. To register, contact Melissa Seavey at (978) 373-5663 or email [email protected]