Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What's Coming Next

Over the next few months, we'll be debuting some newly-renovated homes.   We started the year with 514 Cherokee Street in Bethlehem.  We'll continue through the spring with two homes in Fountain Hill: 1116 Russell Avenue & 1447 Broadway.  Come early summer, you'll get a chance to visit our newly-renovated home in Catasauqua and an impressive Victorian home in Easton.  Each home is unique and offers its own bundle of possibilities.    Join us on Facebook if you want to stay in the know!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring Open House: April 20th & 21st

Visit us on either Saturday or Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 514 Cherokee Street in Bethlehem!  In celebration of Earth Day, we'll be giving away easy-to-grow cherry bush seedlings as door prizes on both days.  It's a big weekend in South Bethlehem, so you can simply make it part of a full day of spring fun.  What else is going on?

Earth Days on the Greenway (April 20 & 21st)

“Spring on Fourth! What’s on Third?” Street Festival and Chili Cook-off! (April 20)

Eastern Pennsylvania Health and Wellness Expo (April 20)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tax Season = Homebuying Season

Here's how... 

1) Your income tax return can be used for your downpayment on a home!  And if it's $1,600 dollars or more, it may be all you need to get into your new home!  If you want to do this, we recommend getting your tax return directly deposited into a bank account.  This makes it easy for the bank providing your home loan to see that you have that money saved.  If you go below $1,600 dollars in your bank account, you may delay your purchase of a home by 3 months or more.  Call LVCLT if you have any questions: 610-691-5620).

2) Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, our parent organization, offers free income tax preparation for households making less than $50,000 dollars a year.  You can meet with a volunteer tax preparer at numerous locations.  There are sites in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Trexlertown, and Pen Argyl.  Call for an appointment (610-691-5620) or sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FAFAE2AA64-client.


Friday, January 4, 2013

2013 Income Guidelines

Every year the income guidelines for our homes are revisited by the Federal government's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  This year the income guidelines went down a little bit, so if you received an application last year, were close to the limit, and were considering purchasing a home this year...   ...it would be wise to have a look at the limits for 2013!

I hope your year has begun well, and we at LVCLT wish you the best over the coming year!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays!

This past year has been a great year at the Lehigh Valley Community Land Trust!  We are looking forward to next year, when we will have homeownership opportunities in Easton, South Bethlehem, Catasauqua, and Fountain Hill!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Free Upcoming Homeownership Seminars

Upcoming ENGLISH Seminar: January 5, 12 and 19th
 Location: The Borough of Wilson 
  Guy B. Tomano Municipal Building
2040 Hay Ter
Easton, PA 18042

Discussion Topics:
Preparing for Home Ownership
Establishing & Maintaining Good Credit
Predatory Lending
Obtaining a Mortgage
Shopping for a Home
Completing the Sale
Maintaining Your New Home

Classes are from 8:15 AM -1:00 PM.   All 3 classes must be taken to receive Certificate of Completion.

*We regret that we are unable to provide child care.

Community Action Financial Services
A program of the
Community Action Committee of Lehigh Valley


Contact Amy Arroyo @ 610-691-5620

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Homeownership Opportunities for Veterans?

We are hoping to create some more homeownership opportunities for those who have served in the U.S. military.  All veterans are encouraged to complete this survey: http://bit.ly/Veteran_Survey_LVCLT.  Thank you for your service!