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Arlington Home Show Returns Saturday

by ARLnow.com | March 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm | 871 views | 5 Comments

Arlington Home Show and Expo logoThe 7th annual Arlington Home Show and Garden Expo will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. this coming Saturday (March 9).

The free event is taking place at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 2nd Street S.). Arlington County staff will be on hand to answer questions about zoning and permitting, and numerous home builders, remodelers, and other home-related companies will have exhibits and free seminars.

From a county press release:

Looking for home renovation ideas? Have code enforcement or zoning questions? Ask the experts — from both Arlington County staff and industry — at the Saturday, March 9, 2013 Arlington Home Show and Garden Expo, a FREE event.

The Home Show and Garden Expo offers a unique opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with County staff from Inspection Services, Zoning and Code Enforcement, and the Green Home Choice Program. Master Gardeners from the Virginia Cooperative Office also will be available to answer your landscape and gardening questions.

The expo features more than 70 home builders, contractors and specialist vendors, architects, inspectors, realtors, master gardeners, banks, nonprofit organizations. You will find a wealth of information on green products and technologies, with an emphasis on smart and universal design that complies with Arlington County zoning and permit regulations.

Attendees may enter to win a new mini-iPad at the Expo. Door prizes, paid for by sponsors, will be given to the first 100 attendees.

The Home Show and Garden Expo is a collaboration between the County, private and non-profit partners. It aims to support, educate and inspire homeowners to renovate their homes and to provide a venue for local companies to showcase their services and products. The event is partially managed by County staff supported by the federal Community Development Block Grant Program.

More than 5,000 residents have attended the Home Show since its debut in 2007, and more than 1,500 have participated in Home Show seminars.

Classes and seminars at the Home Show include:

  • How to choose and work with contractors
  • How to finance your remodeling project
  • Building codes for remodeling
  • Green remodeling, renewable energy and universal design
  • Gardening and urban landscaping
  • The Landlord Toolkit: Know the Law — (requires pre-registration, call 703-228-3765 or register online)
  • Fair Housing Seminar
  • “Opportunity Knocks” Homeownership programs = $$ for you

The Home Show is organized by Arlington County and the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO).

Disclosure: The Arlington Home Show and Garden Expo is an ARLnow.com advertiser.

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  • Mary-Austin

    Does anyone know if there will be realtors at this event?

    I am trying to find one and I don’t really want to pick one by just calling up a random person.

    • phoenix

      Remax Allegiance should be there, The Mike Webb team.

  • Pike Resident

    The fact that the “How to to finance your home remodeling project” class is being taught by a mortgage broker is a joke. Maybe they would be good for a huge construction tear-down, but not a small project where you would need an equity loan. What happened to the local bank that did the presentation in past years?

    • Publius

      I can sum up “How to to finance your home remodeling project” in one word: cash. Nothing wrong with waiting on a project until you save the money to pay for it.

  • John with Crixus Construction

    How would a vendor sign up for this? Ie general contracting company?

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