Articles about Homeownership

Southwest Connector Trail Open House Showcases Homebuyer Incentives

On Saturday, June 10 Invest Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine co-hosted the Southwest Connector Trail Open House Walking Tour 2017.  The free home tour event, now in its third year, allowed hundreds of prospective homebuyers to learn helpful information about purchasing a home near the Southwest Connector Trail with Invest Atlanta down payment incentives. Starting from… Read more

Newly Closed Round of Housing Opportunity Bonds to Fund Affordable Housing Initiatives

Thanks to the support of Mayor Kasim Reed, the Urban Residential Finance Authority has closed on $40 million of Housing Opportunity Bonds that will be used to fund critical affordable and workforce housing development initiatives, including homeowner renovations, multifamily loans, single family loans, nonprofit development loans, and land assemblage. Back in March, both the Atlanta… Read more

Trio and Invest Atlanta Showcase a New Path to Home Ownership

  Trio and Invest Atlanta co-hosted a Homeowner’s Workshop on Wednesday, April 12 to share key information about Trio's affordable and flexible lease-to-own model. The event took place at the Georgia-Pacific Center’s Auditorium. Trio provides an alternative financing solution for those who want to own a home, but are looking outside of the traditional mortgage… Read more

Westside Residents Learn Latest on Community Projects

On January 25, Invest Atlanta provided more than 100 Westside residents the latest updates on all the Community Improvement Fund (CIF) projects happening in their communities. Invest Atlanta staff, including Vice President of Planning & Strategic Initiatives Jennifer Fine, presented at the Westside Community Benefits Plan Committee meeting. The committee meets periodically to update communities… Read more

Home Sweet Home Mixer Informs Real Estate Pros About Trio Program

During the recent holiday season, a large group of Atlanta real estate professionals attended the Home Sweet Home Holiday Mixer and learned about the latest innovative Invest Atlanta homebuyer tool, the Trio Lease-to-Own program. The event, hosted jointly by Invest Atlanta and Trio, was held at The Gathering Spot, an intown Atlanta membership club designed to bring creative,… Read more

Invest Atlanta Heavily Promotes Homeownership Incentives in October

Invest Atlanta’s Homeownership group was busy throughout the month of October briefing attendees of four Atlanta community events about available Down Payment Assistance incentives for home ownership and renovation. On October 8 at the Lifecycle Building Center (LBC), more than 60 prospective homebuyers attended the HOUSE RULES Home Renovation Education Workshop to learn about the… Read more

Invest Atlanta Introduces New Financing Solution to Increase Access to Homeownership

Invest Atlanta has made another innovative homebuyer financing tool available by introducing Trio, a program that provides prospective homebuyers with a 1-to-5-year lease on their selected home with the option to buy it at a predetermined price with an assumable mortgage and fixed interest rate. Trio is now open to residents of the City of… Read more

Living in Town Just Got Easier with New Mortgage Assistance Program

In June, Invest Atlanta launched its new Intown Mortgage Assistance Program (IMAP) to make it easier for prospective buyers to purchase homes within most of Atlanta. Through IMAP, homeowners have the opportunity to obtain a 30-year, fixed-rate FHA, VA or conventional mortgage with $10,000 to apply toward their down payment and or closing cost. And… Read more

Homeownership Team Turns Up the Heat in July

July was a busy month for Invest Atlanta in homeownership. The team completed four homebuyer education events, including educating new homebuyers about incentive opportunities at the City of Atlanta’s Employee Perks Fair, two Q&A sessions conducted at the Invest Atlanta office and a homebuyer education seminar. Over 200 City of Atlanta employees, including the Atlanta… Read more

More than 700 Homebuyers Attend Westside Trail Open House Walking Tour

Invest Atlanta’s Homeownership Team and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. co-hosted the Westside Trail Open House Walking Tour 2016, an event that attracted more than 700 homebuyers in June to tour more than 18 houses for sale near the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail in the historic West End, Westview, Bush Mountain and Oakland City neighborhoods. Tour attendees… Read more