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Northern Virginia Housing Fair Coming to Arlington

by ARLnow.com — January 24, 2012 at 10:30 am 1,791 8 Comments

Arlington will host the second annual Northern Virginia Housing Expo this year.

The event features dozens of exhibits “showcasing both homeownership and rental opportunities and resources throughout Northern Virginia.” There are also free workshops that will help prepare attendees for renting or buying a home.

The housing expo is produced by the Fairfax-based nonprofit AHOME, in cooperation with the Virginia Housing Development Authority and numerous Northern Virginia localities, including Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun and Falls Church.

The expo is being held at Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. The inaugural expo was held at Alexandria’s T.C. Williams High School last June.

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  • wanna buy in arlington

    Hmm. this I will go to… and ask them why its easier for someone who has no money to actually make payments or retain a home has more assistance in buying a property in Arlington than someone with a steady job and just needs down payment assistance since there are practically no low down payment financing anymore? (who has 20% of 400K? yeah i can make the monthly payments easily, but it would take forever to save that much when they just give it away to folks who cant afford a mortgage payment)
    *stepping off soapbox*

    • South Arlington

      Not that hard to find a credit union that will give you a low down payment mortgage if ou really have a steady job with enough income. Especially for a conforming loan.

      • wanna buy in arlington

        Yes that I know, which we are doing with an FHA, but I’m talking about if I made less money I could get down payment assistance (through grants etc) and not use my own money for down payment. It doesn’t seem fair or smart to allow someone to buy a home who cant pay for it. Rental insurance, sure all day long, but homeowner insurance should be for people who can afford the mortgage.

  • South Arlington

    What does rental insurance and homeowners insurance have to do with down payment assistance?

    I agree with your premise, although from what I saw, Arlington was only providing “moderate income” assistance in the form of a limited low interest loan on properties below $362K in cost.

    • wanna buy in arlington

      sorry for some reason my phone has insurance as auto correct for my bad typing for assistance – i left off the “a”

  • wanna buy in arlington

    and I’m talking about maximum limits: http://www.vhda.com/Homebuyers/VHDAHomeLoans/Pages/IncomeSalesPriceLoanLimits.aspx

    for any type of Arlington Home buying assistance.

  • wanna buy in arlington

    here are their programs:
    all with pretty low buyer limits for income, most of which i think if they made less than this, they should be renting not buying because they wont be able to afford the house and the costs that are associated with them:
    http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/cphd/housing/housing_info/cphdhousinghousing_infohomebuyers.aspx

  • Southeast Jerome

    Stop wasting your money at whole foods and liberty tavern. Save like the rest of us. Living in Arlington is a privilege not a right. You deserve to live here by working hard and saving, unless of course Mom and Dad will pay half your mortgage and your 3-series payment. No one is stopping you from making more money except your attitude.

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