128 Willow Ave

Somerville, MA 02144


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Join us! Classes are held at our office, 128 Willow Avenue in Somerville. To reserve space in any class, please email [email protected]. Admission is free, but we appreciate donations of canned goods for the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

After your class, contact us to begin your buying and selling experience!

First Time Home Buyers: An Overview of the Buying Process

Wednesday, September 11th or Tuesday, October 1st - 6:30-7:45pm

If you’re considering buying your first home, take one of our classes to understand what’s in store with this quick and helpful overview. This 45-minute presentation and 30-minute open Q&A is led by a local bank loan officer and one of our licensed real estate agents. We aim to answer all of your lending questions and help you understand all the finance options before you buy.

Handouts and refreshments are provided.

How to Buy and Sell at the Same Time: For Homeowners Contemplating a Move

Monday, September 16th or Wednesday, October 23rd - 6:30-7:45pm

Trying to buy and sell your home at the same time can be overwhelming. Our classes answer your questions while offering the best options for navigating this decision. We aim to make the process easy by giving you easy-to-understand choices. 

This workshop is led by our licensed agents and a local bank loan officer. It includes a 45-min presentation and a 30-minute Q&A session.

Handouts and refreshments provided.

Reading the Clues: Recognizing the History of Your Old House

Tuesday, September 17th - 6:30-7:45pm

Hosted by Architectural Historian, Sally Zimmerman

Buying a historical home is a fun way to bring an old-world design to our modern day life.

Learn about the history of your home, how it’s changed with time, and how to bring back its historical attributes.

Also, learn to find its original features, beyond current renovations by uncovering its history. Finally, reveal its best features with our illustrated 45-minute class designed to teach you how old houses evolve and why preserving them matters.

Architectural historian, Sally Zimmerman leads his discussion and offers a Q&A for your historical home projects.

How to Research Your Old House

Wednesday, September 18th - 6:30-7:45pm

Hosted by Architectural Historian, Sally Zimmerman

Don’t go to the Registry of Deeds to research your old house. Get great information about the history and occupants of your house in an illustrated 45-minute lecture by Sally Zimmerman. She is the Senior Preservation Services Manager at Historic New England. When you submit a photo of your house ahead of time, she will share what she learns and help answer your questions in a Q&A session after the class.

How Individuals Can Buy Property Together as a Group

Tuesday, October 29th - 6:30-8:30pm

When two or more people, whether or not they are related, buy property together, what are their options for taking title? How do you determine each one’s financial contributions, percentage legal interest in the property, and expense allocation? What kind of arrangements can be made in the event one or more parties want to move on but others want to keep the property? What type of financing is available? We will address these and other questions, followed by a Q&A session. Lead by our team and a local real estate attorney.