Martha Solish

Ellie O'Leary
Executive Director

Brigid Wells
Project Manager


P.O. Box 661

Newburyport, MA 01950

Coastal Homebuyer Education, Inc. serves homebuyers in eastern Massachusetts. We help make homeownership a reality.

Board of Directors:

Martha Solish (President)
Coastal Homebuyer Programs, LLC

Michael O'Keefe (Treasurer)
Remax on the River

Maureen Catino (Clerk)
Monument Mortgage Co.

Nancy Taylor
Institution for Savings

Diann May
Fairway Mortgage Co.

Trisha McCarthy
Keller Williams Realty



Welcome to Coastal Homebuyer Education, Inc.

Coastal Home BuyersCoastal helps to make homeownership a reality!

Coastal offers Homebuyer Education Programs for the public. If you are new to the home buying process and want to understand better how to get from here to there, our programs can help.

Check out our Helpful Hints for Homebuyers.

The Curriculum:

Our curriculum includes information on obtaining a mortgage, how to work with realtors, homebuyer inspectors, and lawyers, how to purchase insurance, and  special issues for condominiums and multi family homes. Guest speakers are invited from the fields of banking, law, insurance, budgeting/credit and real estate. Lenders often require completion of a homebuyer education program as a condition of obtaining a reduced rate mortgage for first time homebuyers.


Do you want to support Coastal Homebuyer Education?

Coastal relies on contributions to operate. All contributions to Coastal are tax deductible. Coastal Homebuyer Education is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation. Federal Tax ID Number: 26 - 4200924


"I cannot say enough about how helpful the workshop was to us in this process and I have been shameless about plugging the workshop to everyone and anyone I hear is looking into buying a house. I felt prepared and educated as we have moved forward and have avoided many of the pitfalls you talked about."
"I wanted to tell you how impressed I was with the Coastal home-buyer seminar. I came to the class thinking I knew more about this process than I did and it has really helped me to become a more complete homebuyer. My wife is a Realtor and I was in the mortgage business for 5 years from processing to underwriting to sales. However the information with the inspector, attorney and credit counselor was priceless for me."
"It really wasn't until after I purchased my condo and took the post-purchase workshop (elsewhere) that I understood how much I did absorb from the workshops you ran at Coastal. I noticed a lot of other people in that later workshop were asking questions that I already knew answers to because I had already learned it from you and pros at Coastal."
"I am so glad I made it to the workshop on Saturday! Besides being hilarious and fun, it was JUST the information I was looking for and I've already had many of my 'floating', unanswered questions ironed and and I feel more confident in the process now."