The City of Arlington is hosting a free, virtual homeownership fair in partnership with Housing Channel and the Hispanic Real Estate Brokers Association (HREBA).
The fair is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 26. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Register here. Come and go, but full participation is encouraged. The fair is open to anyone, not just Arlington residents.
Sessions will include:
- Homebuying 101 (the basics of homebuying and homeownership)
- Credit scores
- How to qualify for a mortgage
- Qualifying for down payment assistance programs
- The art of making an offer
- Homeowner inspections
- Homeowner insurance
Spanish language programming will be available. This is a come-and-go event; however, attendees are encouraged to arrive at 10 am and stay for as many workshops as possible.
"While anyone should feel empowered to pursue homeownership, the path to becoming a homeowner can be confusing or overwhelming," said Donna Van Ness, president of Housing Channel, a Tarrant County-based community organization that promotes access to affordable housing.
"Also, many people incorrectly assume that homeownership is beyond their reach, particularly right now with headlines about escalating purchase prices dominating the news cycle," she continued. "Others see themselves as future homeowners, but don't know how to get started. We help people become homeowners every day at Housing Channel, and our hope is that community members will avail themselves of the information-packed sessions at the City of Arlington Homeownership Fair and begin their homeownership journey today."
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