Arlington 2013 Home Show and Garden Expo

  • One-stop shop for renovation, code, gardening questions
  • One-on-one chats with County staff, industry experts
  • Landlord seminar
  • Door prizes

ARLINGTON, VA – February 27, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Looking for home renovation ideas? Have code enforcement or zoning questions? Ask the experts – from both Arlington County staff and industry – at the Saturday, March 9, 2013 Arlington Home Show and Garden Expo, a FREE event.

The Home Show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd St. South, Arlington, VA 22204.

One-stop shopping

The Home Show and Garden Expo offers a unique opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with County staff from Inspection Services, Zoning and Code Enforcement, and the Green Home Choice Program. Master Gardeners from the Virginia Cooperative Office also will be available to answer your landscape and gardening questions.

More than 70 specialists participating

The expo features more than 70 home builders, contractors and specialist vendors, architects, inspectors, realtors, master gardeners, banks, nonprofit organizations. You will find a wealth of information on green products and technologies, with an emphasis on smart and universal design that complies with Arlington County zoning and permit regulations.

Classes on essential topics

  • How to choose and work with contractors
  • How to finance your remodeling project
  • Building codes for remodeling
  • Green remodeling, renewable energy and universal design
  • Gardening and urban landscaping

Special seminars

  • The Landlord Toolkit: Know the Law — (requires pre-registration, call 703-228-3765 or register online)
  • Fair Housing Seminar
  • “Opportunity Knocks” Homeownership programs = $$ for you

Attendees may enter to win a new mini-iPad at the Expo. Door prizes, paid for by sponsors, will be given to the first 100 attendees.

Background

The Home Show and Garden Expo is a collaboration between the County, private and non-profit partners. It aims to support, educate and inspire homeowners to renovate their homes and to provide a venue for local companies to showcase their services and products. The event is partially managed by County staff supported by the federal Community Development Block Grant Program.

More than 5,000 residents have attended the Home Show since its debut in 2007, and more than 1,500 have participated in Home Show seminars.

The free event is sponsored by the Arlington County’s Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development and the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO).

Contact: Call the Housing Division at 703-228-3765, Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization at 703-892-2776.

For more information, visit the Arlington Home Show website.

Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the “10 miles square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation’s Capital. It is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use, and received the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest award for “Smart Growth” in 2002. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world -including the Pentagon – Arlington stands out as one of America’s preeminent places to live, visit and do business.

Media Contacts
Helen Duong
703-228-5027
hduong (at) arlingtonva (dot) us

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