3rd ANNUAL NEWBURGH FOR NEWCOMERS TO HOST FIRST HOME TRADE SHOW
Newburgh is the most affordable city in Orange County within commuting
distance of New York. Its rich stock of Victorian houses and its privileged
location on the Hudson River at the crossroads of two major highways and
an international airport make it doubly attractive. Ferry service to be
restored in the summer will connect with Metro North. First-time homeowners
in multi-family houses can alleviate the cost of rehabilitation by renting
out one unit and living in the other.
Newburgh for Newcomers is a citizen-initiated effort to highlight the
benefits of home ownership in a multicultural urban environment. The Newburgh
Development Association, the Newburgh Community Improvement Corporation,
and the Newburgh Preservation Association are all cosponsors of the expo.
Newburgh for Newcomers, which reaches out to potential first-time homeowners
in the City of Newburgh, will premier its first home show Sunday, June
6th, as part of its 3rd annual expo.
Registration and coffee are at 8 a.m. Workshops at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m.
address the dollars and sense of home ownership and the benefits of living
in a preservation-minded city. "The goal is to ease the big learning
curve in succeeding in being a Newburgh homeowner," says Newburgh
for Newcomers founder Dick Bedrosian.
Workshop topics include the Economics of Living in a Multi-family Home,
Historic Preservation as an Economic Engine, and City-owned Properties
and Programs. Financing Your Home will cover special programs offered
by local banks as well as the 12 hour first-time homebuyer's course which
can save thousands in closing costs.
Starting at 10 a.m. local crafts people, contractors, financial institutions
and realtors will be on hand to offer their services. Every trade, from
rehabbing to decorating, will be represented under an outdoor pavilion.
Afternoon broker-sponsored open houses are "a house tour with a twist,"
says Bedrosian, "because all the buildings are for sale."
A closing reception will follow the afternoon bus tours.
The day's activities will all be held at the Elks Lodge, 155 Liberty Street,
just north of Broadway.
For more information, call 565-6984 or contact Dick Bedrosian at N4N12550@aol.com