Gaithersburg Annual Housing Fair, Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Gaithersburg Annual Housing Fair, Saturday, April 27, 2013


The Gaithersburg Annual Housing Fair provides information on affordable housing options in the Gaithersburg area.   Advice will be provided for renters as well as those that wish to purchase a home.  Please note that registration is required for the two hour Affordable Housing Orientation.   Those that wish to purchase a home with the use of mortgage financing should make an appointment with a mortgage lender to obtain a pre-approval letter before looking at homes.  We will be happy to recommend lenders that participate in the mortgage programs offered by the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission.

This is the official notice from the City of Gaithersburg:

The City of Gaithersburg and HIP Services, Inc., a non-profit housing counseling agency, will present a free orientation for first-time homebuyers interested in the City’s Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) and Work Force Housing Unit (WFHU) purchase programs during the 13th Annual Montgomery County Housing Fair and Financial Fitness Day.  The fair takes place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Avenue next to Gaithersburg High School.

The Gaithersburg Affordable Housing Orientation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and will help buyers understand the opportunities and requirements of Gaithersburg’s MPDU and WFHU purchase programs.  To participate in the program, buyers must meet income restrictions and may not have owned a residential property for a minimum of five years.  Please note that this two-hour orientation does not satisfy the requirement that program participants take a homebuyer class prior to the purchase of an MPDU or WFHU unit.  To register for the free orientation for first-time homebuyers, please contact HIP Services, Inc. at 301-916-5946 or e-mail

Designed for renters, homeowners and anyone with housing questions, the Housing Fair features information about housing programs and resources in Montgomery County, as well as eligibility for federal and state-level housing assistance.  Other services include:

  • Free credit reports provided on site;
  • Homeownership assistance by certified counselors, attorneys, and lenders tailored to specific needs;
  • Educational resources on the pros and cons of renting versus buying;
  • Bank On Gaithersburg financial resources;
  • Information on managing money, credit, and utilities; and
  • Assistance with loan modification applications from the major lenders.

Attendees can also receive one-on-one assistance from Housing Fair sponsors and exhibitors. More than 80 sponsors and exhibitors are expected, including corporations, businesses, banks, realtors, credit unions, government officials, education groups and 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

The fair is organized by the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs in partnership with the Housing Fair Planning Committee whose members include: the cities of Gaithersburg, Rockville and Takoma Park; Asian-American Homeownership Counseling; Housing and Community Initiatives, Inc.; Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc.; Housing Opportunities Commission; Latino Economic Development Corporation; Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development; Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services; Montgomery County Department of Recreation; Montgomery County Office of Human Rights; and the office of U.S. Congressman Chris Van Hollen.

For more information about the fair please contact Myriam Torrico at 240-777-3627, or email  For more information about Gaithersburg’s Affordable Housing program please visit


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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Roy, for those that do not own and are considering a home purchase or their options, this is a must attend event. Enjoy your day!

Apr 13, 2013 10:22 PM #1
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Roy: This is fantastic information for Gaithersburg area residents...I hope many attend the housing fair and become homeowners as a result.

Apr 13, 2013 10:24 PM #2
Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West - Westlake, OH

Roy: From your blog, the Gaithersburg Annual Housing Fair is a must attend event for those who need info on various types of housing.

Apr 13, 2013 10:35 PM #3
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Roy, This is good information for people looking for affordable housing in Gaithersburg.

Apr 13, 2013 10:37 PM #4
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

This is a great source for first-time home buyers...The Gaithersburg Affordable Housing Orientation. Visit this event and then call Roy to help you with your search!

Apr 13, 2013 11:03 PM #5
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Good morning, Roy.  Have a great day in Gaithersburg.  The sun is shining in Erie and temperature is rising.  I am excited about the day.

Apr 13, 2013 11:11 PM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for stopping by. We have a beautiful sunny day in Maryland and it is a good time for some outdoor activities.


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Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

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Apr 13, 2013 11:16 PM #7
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Roy what a great opportunity for future buyers. It sounds very educational and could be a lot of help. have a great day

Apr 13, 2013 11:42 PM #8
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Roy - Thanks for the beautiful photo of Cymbidium Orchids and very good information about Gaithersburg annual housing fair Saturday April 27, 2013.

Apr 14, 2013 02:49 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great resource on affordable housing.  When we lived in the Napa Valley, many of the vineyards set aside land for housing the workers, so that could have affordable housing. A

Apr 14, 2013 11:55 PM #10
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning and good information you have shared Roy.  Hope you and Dolores are enjoying a great morning and looking forward to a productive week.  It looks like Debbie and I will be on the zoom around here between real estate and human social networking :)

Apr 15, 2013 12:14 AM #11
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
Roy, what a great event..would love to have one in my area...I am sure this will be well attended.
Apr 15, 2013 01:35 AM #12
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Contact Roy Kelley for all your Gaithersburg MD real estate needs (301) 921-4569. Keep up the good work!

Apr 15, 2013 03:04 AM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is always good to receive your feedback.  Have a most productive spring as home buyers continue to take advantage of the very low mortgage interest rates.


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Apr 15, 2013 04:49 AM #14
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is sometimes a good idea to revisit old blogs and reblogs. We might even find some good ideas for new posts.

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