JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.
The housing offices at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, offer free monthly housing seminars to base members who are preparing to buy a new home, sell a home or manage property.
The seminars are completely free and offered to all military members, civilians and retirees.
According to Gwendolyn Cunningham, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron housing manager specialist, members are encouraged to attend the seminars and ask questions. Every U.S. Service member has a different situation.
The housing offices hope members will gain valuable information to make their housing situations go smoothly. Participants are given packages of what was briefed, more resources and websites they can use to research more.
“Virginia laws are constantly changing,” said Cunningham. “The laws are also different state-to-state, so members new to the area are encouraged to learn the processes in Virginia before purchasing a new home.”
During the seminars, industry experts including a mortgage lender, realtor, home inspector and attorney, provide information and answer any questions about home buying, selling and managing property or using services of a management company.
“They want to ensure Soldiers and family members have realistic expectations and are as prepared as possible for the big step of buying (or selling) a home,” said Regina Fremont-Gomez, 733rd Mission Support Group housing manager.
All participants should register for the seminars at least two business days in advance. Langley Air Force Base seminars will be held at the Langley Housing Office from 6 to 9 p.m. Fort Eustis seminars are held at the Soldier Support Center from 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information on the Langley housing seminars call 757-764-5040 and 757-878-5579 for the Fort Eustis seminars.