Coastal Homebuyer Education is no longer offering first-time homebuyer workshops. We are being absorbed by Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership. In order to take a workshop, virtual or in-person, please contact them at All of our files are moving to MVHP. You can also contact Coastal at

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Upcoming Workshops

Our 2015 workshops (through June) are posted on the right. We are now taking registrations for the January workshop meeting on January 24 & 25 in Newburyport MA. Please send an email to to get the information sheet and the registration form.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Institution for Savings

The Institution for Savings in Newburyport will be presenting the mortgage portion of our next workshop. They offer a $500 credit at closing to workshop participants who close their loan with The Institution of Savings. They will also refund the $70 workshop participation fee. For more information contact Nancy Taylor at

Friday, October 31, 2014

November Workshop

Our final workshop for the year will be in November - meeting on November 22 & 23. For the information sheet and the registration form, please email

Monday, September 15, 2014


We are taking final registrations for this weekend's workshop and have also started to receive some for October. If you are interested in either September 20 & 21 or October 25 & 26, please email

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

September workshop

We already have already received some registrations for the September workshop meeting in Newburyport on September 20 & 21, but there is still room in the class. For the information sheet and the registration form email

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New website for Massachusets homebuyers

The Commonwealth has a new website for first time home buyers. You can check it out at

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It's time to get your registration in. We are receiving completed registrations for both the August and September workshops. Going to be a busy fall in real estate this year. Send an email to for the information sheet and registration form for any of our upcoming workshops.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

August workshop

It's time to register for the August workshop. To get the information sheet and the registration form please email Any requests made from July 18 to July 28 will be answered on the 28th.

Monday, June 2, 2014

June Workshop

We are now taking registrations for our June workshop, meeting on June 21 & 22 - Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Email to get the registration form.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

We have now completed the first time home buyer workshop with 72 households - so far this year. Our next workshop is May 29, 30, and 31. Thursday and Friday evening, then Saturday during the day. For registration information email

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Our April workshop is now full, but we are taking registrations for May and the months beyond. For more information email Ellie O'Leary at

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

First Quarter 2014

We have awarded the completion certificate to fifty additional households so far in 2014. Our new schedule of one workshop/one weekend is very popular. Our next workshop is April 26 and 27. Saturday and Sunday, from noon to five. Email for registration  information.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Coastal's 2013

We finished out 2013 with 11 workshops and trained 202 households. We are looking forward to continued success in 2014.