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Join City Councilmember Cleta Winslow for the 3rd Annual Southwest Connector Trail Open House Walking Tour

Post Date:06/08/2017

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303 

CONTACT:
Dexter M. Chambers
Council Communications Director
(404) 330-6309/392-0159
dchambers@atlantaga.gov

June 8, 2017

Join City Councilmember Cleta Winslow for the 3rd Annual Southwest Connector Trail Open House Walking Tour

 

ATLANTA - Homeownership takes center stage this weekend during the 3rd Annual Southwest Connector Trail Open House Walking Tour. Atlanta City Councilmember Cleta Winslow wants potential homebuyers to get the facts about financing options and Invest Atlanta’s downpayment assistance programs. So, she’s providing free bus transportation to the June 10th event. 

The bus will depart Saturday morning at 9am from Atlanta City Hall located on 55 Trinity Avenue SW in downtown Atlanta. 

The 10 a.m. seminar will take place at Beecher Hills Elementary School. All homes featured on the free self-guided tour are within two miles of the school. 

Potential homeowners will receive information about how they may qualify for at least $10,000 in down payment assistance (DPA) funds they may apply toward the purchase of their new home. Invest Atlanta offers several DPA programs, and potential homeowners who earn up to $70,000 annually can still qualify to receive assistance. A home may be purchased anywhere in the city of Atlanta. Mortgage lenders, real estate agents and homebuyer education specialists will be on hand to answer questions about the home buying process. 

Councilmember Winslow has been providing free bus tours since 2009, when mortgage fraud left abandoned homes in many neighborhoods within her district. So far, more than two-thousand potential homeowners have taken part in home tours within City Council Districts 1–4 and 9–12. 

“Touring the homes just gives the potential homeowner a sampling of the beautiful houses we have in Atlanta,” Winslow said. “Now, because of the construction of the BeltLine and the new Mercedes Benz football stadium, Southwest Atlanta has become a more desirable place for many people to purchase homes which possess that live, work and play atmosphere they’re looking for in the inner city."

Many neighborhoods surrounding the BeltLine are attractive to millennials and families who want to live close to public transit and the commercial districts that offer an Intown feeling. District 4 neighborhoods also rising in popularity include West End, Westview, Oakland City, Cascade Avenue, Venetian Hills, Mozley Park, Ashview Heights, Just Us, Booker T. Washington and Mechanicsville, said Winslow.

For more information, contact Councilmember Winslow’s office at (404) 330-6047 or cwinslow@atlantaga.gov.

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