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Melrose Bank to Sponsor First-Time Homebuyer Certification Course

March 19, 2019

Melrose, MA – March 19, 2019 – Melrose Bank is sponsoring a first-time homebuyer certification course in partnership with Community Teamwork, Inc. The two-session course will take place on Saturday, May 11th and Saturday, May 18th from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Melrose located at 645 Main Street. Participants who complete this Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) approved course will receive the certificate required for loan programs offered by MassHousing and other agencies.

The course will cover topics including: household budgeting, getting a mortgage, working with a realtor, selecting a home inspector, the role of the attorney, MassHousing programs, and other financing options.

"A range of financing programs are available in Massachusetts to help make homeownership an attainable goal," said Jeffrey Jones, Melrose Bank President and CEO. "By completing this course, prospective first-time buyers will gain access to these programs and develop a better understanding of the buying process."

Registration is required, and the cost is $64 per household. Participants who register through Melrose Bank will receive a full rebate upon class completion. To reserve your spot, contact Melrose Bank by calling (781) 665-2500 or sign up online at

Melrose Bank is a community bank dedicated to providing financial resources and support for the community. Products and services include residential mortgages, consumer loans, commercial real estate loans, retirement plans and full-service banking. All deposits are insured in full by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Share Insurance Fund, up to legal limits. For more information, please visit or

For More Information Contact:
James E. Oosterman
Vice President

(781) 665-2500

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