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ORRA invites military personnel to free homeownership workshop

Thursday, September 19, 2013  
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Ten-hut! All active military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their families are invited to learn about the homeownership opportunities and challenges facing military personnel at a free workshop on Thursday, November 14.

The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association's free Veterans Affairs Homeownership Luncheon and Seminar will be held at the VFW Post #10147 (519 S. Central Ave., Apopka 32407) from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Lunch is included.

Seating is limited, and reservations are required. To save your spot, please call 407.513.7268 or e-mail by Thursday, November 7.

"REALTORS® are devoted to meeting the homeownership needs of all our citizens," says ORRA Chairman Steve Merchant, USMC (Ret.), owner-broker of Global Realty International. "It is an honor and a duty for ORRA and our REALTORS® to help those who serve our country achieve the American dream of homeownership."

Words of Thanks From
A New Veteran Homeowner!

Dear ORRA,

Thank you so much for inviting us to your previous workshop; we close on the purchase of our new home Friday, September 27th!!!!

We would like to express our appreciation the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association for the very beneficial information we received at the first seminar. What we learned there is what has enabled us to obtain financing for our VA mortgage loan.

In our opinion your seminar is filled with information every veteran looking to purchase a residence needs to know.

Carmey and Bernice Davidson

The workshop will present information about VA benefits and the various homeownership programs, resources, and services available to military personnel. Topics to be covered include:

• VA Loan Income and Credit Requirements;
• VA Loan Guaranty Program and Automated Systems;
• VA Home Loan Entitlement;
• VA Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility; and
• VA Home Loan Repair Requirements and Waiver Process.

Attendees will also receive a list of Orlando REALTORS® who have recently earned Florida Military Specialist certification. These REALTORS® have been specially trained to better serve the homeownership needs of military personnel as they buy and sell their homes, and are well versed in disability issues, assistance programs, and financing options.

The workshop, along with the Florida Military Specialist certification program, is being subsidized by a grant awarded to the ORRA Market Diversity Subcommittee.


Listen to ORRA Chairman Steve Merchant discuss the Veterans Affairs
Homeownership Luncheon and Seminar in a live interview with WBRZ radio.

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