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First-Time Homebuyer? Alexandria Offering Free Workshop June 18

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Thinking of buying your first home but don’t know where to start? The City of Alexandria is offering a free training workshop to provide guidance on Saturday, June 18. From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event will cover personal finance, working with a real estate agent, and more.

The workshop will take place at the Leonard Armstrong Rec Center Gym (25 W Reed Ave).

See the full schedule below:

9:15 AM-9:30 AM

9:30 AM-9:45 AM

Managing Your Money
9:45 AM-10:30 AM

Credit: the good, the bad and the improved
10:30 AM-11:15 AM

Break 1
11:15 AM-11:30 AM

Exploring lenders, mortgages and the loan process
11:30 AM-12:15 PM

12:15 PM-1:15 PM

Partners: Working with a real estate agent to find the right home
1:15 PM-2:00 PM

Break 2
2:00 PM-2:15 PM

All you need to know about the Home inspection
2:15 PM-3:00 PM

The final step to homeownership: Loan Closing
3:02 PM-3:45 PM

Final Q & A/Certificate of Completion
3:45 PM-4:00 PM

Please note that registration is required. Sign up HERE.

Upon completion of the training, attendees will receive access to Virginia Housing’s below-market interest rates and the city’s homeownership program.

For more information or assistance, contact Vicente Espinoza at the Office of Housing at 703-746-3087 or, or visit the Office of Housing’s Homebuyer Resources.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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