April 13, 2021

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Virginia Housing to host free webinars for military homebuyers

Virginia HousingChat LIVE: Homebuying with Virginia Housing is a series of free one-hour webinars designed to help VA-eligible homebuyers learn about the home buying process.

“These webinars are excellent resources for service members and veterans looking to buy their first home,” said Briana Noel, a Virginia Housing training officer and Army reservist. “We will discuss topics such as home preparation, VA loans, and veteran-specific incentives. Attendees will also learn more about homebuyer resources and how to access them. Our service members have selflessly served our country and we would like to take this opportunity to serve them. “

Military homebuyers often face the unique challenges of learning a new area and the worries of moving again in the future. A real estate agent can help you find the home you have dreamed of and act as a knowledgeable partner who can guide you through the entire buying process.

A group of subject matter experts will attend the meetings, including housing advisors, lenders and real estate agents. To learn more and to register for the free webinars, visit the Virginia Housing Homebuyer Events Calendar at VirginiaHousing.com/FindAClass.

“Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, motivated shoppers are still buying homes using innovative technologies such as virtual counseling and home visits, online loan applications and electronic closures,” Noel said. “We look forward to supporting Virginia’s service members and veterans in these unprecedented times by delivering these safe and useful webinars for free.”

Learn home ownership

Virginia Housing hosts the following free online webinars that discuss key issues for homebuyers:

Preparing for home ownership

Tuesday, April 20, 12pm to 1pm

Buying a home is possibly the biggest transaction you will ever make. Being a homeowner is exciting, but it’s also a huge financial responsibility and one that you need to prepare for. A military finance educator can help plan and manage your finances.

Researching lenders, mortgages, and the loan process

Wednesday, April 21, 12pm to 1pm

Working with a lender before you start looking for a home can help you set realistic expectations about the cost of a mortgage loan and what you can afford. We focus on resources and benefits for the military buyer. A group of lenders will be discussing VA eligibility, financing fee, grant to support closing cost for Virginia residential real estate, and more.

Find the right home

Thursday, April 22nd, 12pm to 1pm