Do you need a Massachusetts Homebuyer Education Certificate to qualify for a loan program or an affordable housing opportunity? Are you looking to buy a home, but not sure you can afford one? We offer the approved homebuyer education workshop that is required for Mass Housing programs, the MHP One Mortgage, or the Equity Builder programs as well as other down payment assistance or affordable housing opportunities. We do not attempt to sell you any goods or services; we do not receive any commissions. The fee is $100 per household and can be paid with the Buy Now button below. To register, see contact information below.

To register, or if you have any questions about the program, please send an email to Ellie O'Leary at or call 978-992-4106. Our mailing address is PO Box 453, Amesbury MA 01913


Monday, June 22, 2020

Online Option

Unfortunately our in person workshops are on hold indefinitely. Right now, it looks like even starting up again in the fall may be overly optimistic. We do have another option, though, through our connection with Framework. You would take the online course and then schedule a one-on-one consultation that is conducted by phone. The fee to Framework is $75 and the fee to Coastal is $25. You register through the link below. Once you have completed all the modules on Framework, send me an email. I will then send you a PayPal invoice and schedule our phone call. These phone calls are taking about half an hour to forty five minutes depending on the questions the participants have. Even after the consultation, you can email again if you have further questions.

Here's the link:

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Framework - the online option

If you need a first time homebuyer certificate before you can get into an in-person workshop, we have an online option with Framework.

Friday, March 13, 2020


Our workshop scheduled for March 28 & 29, has been canceled. We were scheduled to meet at the community room of the Institution for Savings, but they are shutting that room down due to the covid-19 virus.

Monday, January 6, 2020

January Workshop

We are now taking registrations for our 2020 workshops. The first of these will meet on January 25 & 26 in Newburyport. To register, email Ellie O'Leary to get the information sheet and registration form.