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

Monday, December 4, 2017

2018 Schedue is Up

Our 2018 schedule is posted  - on the right. The dates are set and the locations are filling in as they are confirmed. Changes may be made during the year, but this is the schedule we anticipate.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Upcoming Schedule

We expect our 2018 workshops to meet in Amesbury, Haverhill, Newburyport,and Saugus. The anticipated dates will be posted soon.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

December Workshop - Full!

Our last workshop for 2017 is now full. We will be posting the 2018 schedule soon.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Two more workshops in 2017

We have two more workshops before the end of the year. We'll be meeting in downtown Newburyport on November 18 & 19 and then, again, on December 2 & 3. For information and the registration form please email Ellie O'Leary at Coastal Homebuyer Education

Saturday, October 7, 2017

October Workshop

Our October workshop in Saugus is now full. We are taking registrations for our November workshop on the 18th and 19th and for our December workshop on the 2nd and 3rd. To register, send an email to to get the information sheet and the registration form.

If you still want to try for the October workshop, we are doing a wait list put together in the order of paid registrations. If you do not get a place in that workshop, you'll have the choice of a full refund or going to either the November or the December workshop.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Next Workshop - Newburyport

We are now taking registrations for our workshop meeting in Newburyport on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1. To register, email for the information sheet and registration form.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

September Workshop in Amesbury

It's only one week away, but we still have room in our Amesbury workshop meeting Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th, in the Community Room of the Newburyport Bank. Email for the information sheet and the registration form.

Monday, August 21, 2017

August Workshop in Saugus is Full!

Our August workshop in Saugus  - meeting at the North Shore Bank - is now full. We have five other workshops planned for the rest of the year meeting in Amesbury, Newburyport, and Saugus. Registrations are coming in, but we still have room in each of them.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Next Workshop on August 5 & 6, Now meeting in Amesbury

The next workshop will be on August 5 & 6, meeting in Amesbury in the community room of the Newburyport Bank. We originally had planned to hold this one in Newburyport, but unfortunately on the last weekend of Yankee Homecoming. Getting into downtown Newburyport on the day of the parade was not a good idea.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April in Saugus - Now Full

Our workshop meeting in Saugus this weekend is now full. We have another workshop coming up in Newburyport on May 20 & 21 and we will be back in Saugus on August 26 & 27. To register or ask about any other dates, please email Ellie O'Leary.

Friday, March 31, 2017

April 8 & 9

The workshop originally scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled for April 8 & 9. Still in Newburyport, but at a different location. To register, please email Ellie O'Leary.

workshop canceled

Our workshop this weekend, April 1 & 2 is canceled due to the weather. We may have it on April 8 & 9, if there is enough interest in the new dates.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

April 1 & 2, 2017

We still have room for a few more people in our workshop this weekend in Newburyport. If you are interested, please email Ellie O'Leary.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

April Workshops

We are offering the workshop twice in April. On April 1 & 2 we will be in downtown Newburyport and on April 22 & 23 we will be in Saugus at the offices of North Shore Bank.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March workshop

Our next workshop meets on March 11 & 12 in Newburyport. It's already half full. So far this year we have held the workshop twice and awarded the certificate to 23 households.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

2017 Workshop Schedule

Our 2017 calendar is up and posted here on our website. All workshops are meeting in Newburyport except the ones that specifically say Saugus. We do expect that a few of the Newburyport workshops will be moved Amesbury, so we can offer more locations to households wishing to participate. In order to register, please send an email to Ellie O'Leary to get the information sheet and the registration form.