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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Learn about renting and buying at the Northern Virginia Housing Expo

It doesn’t matter if you are looking to rent a home, buy a home or already own a home, there is something for you at Saturday’s Northern Virginia Housing Expo.

Now in its third year, the expo is a one-stop shop for just about everyone’s housing needs. There are workshops in renting, buying, credit scores, aging in your home, reverse mortgages, foreclosures and short sales and enhancing your home’s energy efficiency. 

Among the 60 exhibitors you can chat with are banks and mortgage lenders, real estate agents and nonprofit housing agencies.

Organizers are hoping to attract people from all over Northern Virginia.

“Last year we had about 600 participants,” said Dana Lewis, housing policy analyst with the Falls Church Housing and Human Services Division. “We are expecting even more this year.”

The expo is a joint effort by several Northern Virginia cities and counties. It has been held in Arlington and Alexandria in the past. Plans are to hold it in Fairfax County next year. Last year, the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers awarded the expo its award for best government initiative.  

The expo is being held at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, 7130 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. The school is adjacent to the West Falls Church Metro Station. Free parking is available at the Metro parking lot and the University of Virginia Northern Virginia Center next door.

The expo is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. For more information, go to www.novahousingexpo.org.

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