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MON: SEPT. 26: First-time homebuyer class. Free. Learn about buying in today’s market, financing, answers to the most commonly asked questions, and how to get started. Class starts at 6 p.m. at the Windermere Real Estate office in Bellevue, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue. Registration required by calling 425-450-2621.

SAT: OCT. 1 First-time homebuyer seminar sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Learn the ins and outs of buying your first home in our current market and bring your specific questions, too. Participants will receive a certificate necessary to participate in the House Key state bond down-payment assistance and financing programs. Class will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Umpqua Bank (1630 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle). To register, please call or email Autumn Turner at 206-409-8907 or autumn@windermere.com.

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SAT: OCT. 8 First-time homebuyer seminar sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Learn the ins and outs of buying your first home in our current market and bring your specific questions, too. Participants will receive a certificate necessary to participate in the House Key state bond down-payment assistance and financing programs. Class will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ballard Windermere Real Estate office (2636 N.W. Market St., Seattle). To register, please call or email Autumn Turner at 206-409-8907 or autumn@windermere.com.

SAT: OCT. 8 Homebuyer workshop. Learn the steps to buy a home taught by a professional residential real-estate specialist. Attendees receive a three-ring binder with sample listings of bank-owned houses, town homes and condos, and other homebuyer information. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Continental Building, 11555 S.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. Free, but preregistration required. Call 800-882-8931, ext. 211 or go to www.HomeBuyerRegistration.com to register.

SAT: OCT. 29 Free homebuyer seminar sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Seminar covers the steps of buying a home and getting financing. We will discuss the process of finding a home, getting a loan, credit, market conditions, title, escrow, home inspection as well as Homebuyer Assistance programs. Bring your specific questions, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Guild Mortgage 155 N.E. 100th, Seattle. Call 206-769-9776 to make a reservation. Or go to www.davecoons.org.

SAT: NOV. 12 Homebuyer workshop. Learn the steps to buy a home taught by a professional residential real-estate specialist. Attendees receive a three-ring binder with sample listings of bank-owned houses, town homes and condos, and other homebuyer information. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Continental Building, 11555 S.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. Free, but preregistration required. Call 800-882-8931, ext. 211 or go to www.HomeBuyerRegistration.comtoregister.

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Acorn Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling. $20 for credit reports. 206-243-4663 or www.acornhousing.org

El Centro de la Raza — Program offering free bilingual counseling and education services on the first two Saturdays of each month in Spanish and English, helping people improve their financial and housing situations; registration required. Free. 206-957-4610 or www.elcentrodelaraza.org/programs/homeownership.htm

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers affordable home loans, financial counseling and two homebuyer-education classes demystifying the purchase process. $40 (206-723-4355 or www.homesightwa.org)

Homestead Community Land Trust — Nonprofit group offers down-payment assistance to eligible first-time buyers. 206-323-1227 orwww.homesteadclt.org

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services. 206-623-5132

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle — Registered homebuyer-education class about programs available with down-payment assistance and reduced interest rates for buyers. Classes are every Saturday. 206-940-6461 or www.urbanleague.org

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly homebuying workshop teaches how to save thousands of dollars and avoid the pitfalls of the real-estate-lending process. Saturday and Sunday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. 800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar provides workbook, credit report, information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid and counseling; Saturday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. 425-450-1614 or www.theprovenmethod.org)

Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit-referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes. 866-600-6466 or www.homeownership-wa.org)

Washington Housing Education — Select from a variety of seminars and workshops. Video is taken from a live class and placed online for people to view for free. Learn about the buying process, mistakes to avoid, zero-down-payment loans and more. 800-486-5250 or www.washingtonhousingeducation.com

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. Email homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-8879, or mail to Real Estate Calendar, The Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Real-estate classes, seminars and events SUN: MARCH 13, MARCH 27, APRIL 10: Homebuyer class designed to answer questions about finding...

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SUN: MARCH 13, MARCH 27, APRIL 10: Homebuyer class designed to answer questions about finding, financing and buying a home. Informal, small-group format with time for discussion, Q&A. Sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Class members receive a certificate necessary to participate in the HouseKey state bond down-payment assistance and financing programs. Held at 19101 36th Ave. W., Suite 201, Lynnwood, on March 27. Held at 2111 N. Northgate Way, Suite 101, Seattle, on March 13 and April 10. For more information or to register for a class contact Angela Cohen at angelac@networkhomeloans.com or 425-218-7821, or go to www.angelamearscohen.com.

MON: MARCH 14, MARCH 21: First-time homebuyer class. Free. Learn about buying in today’s market; financing; answers to the most commonly asked questions, and how to get started. 6 p.m. at the Windermere Real Estate office in Bellevue, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue. Registration required by calling 425-450-2621.

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TUE: MARCH 15, MARCH 22, MARCH 29: “Foreclosure solutions.” A free workshop at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Windermere Real Estate office in Bellevue, explains how to buy homes at a discount at an auction. Staff will explain why knowing the buying process can save you up to 40 percent. The workshop is at 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B100, Bellevue. More information or to register, www.smartauctionbuying.com or 425-260-7270.

SAT: MARCH 19: First-time homebuyer class. Sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Learn about the steps of buying a home, understand the loan process and see how they all fit together to help you buy your first home. Attendees receive a certificate which may enable them to apply for special state bond financing. Class meets at the Lake City Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 206-409-8907 or e-mail autumn@windermere.com to register. To view upcoming classes, please visit: www.nwhomebuyereducation.com

SAT: MARCH 19, APRIL 16, MAY 14, JUNE 11: A class that guides you through the journey of finding and financing your home, whether this is your first or fifth house. Topics include zero down, state-sponsored low interest rate and down-payment assistance loans as well as real estate/investment strategies for today’s market. Classes held at Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, Room 3209 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration at 425-576-3703 or pgirsh@evergreenhomeloans.com.

MARCH: 20 Free homebuyer seminar sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Seminar covers the steps of buying a home and getting financing. Discuss market conditions, title, escrow, home inspection as well as homebuyer-assistance programs. Bring specific questions. Class to be held at Guild Mortgage, 155 N.E. 100th St., Seattle. Call 206-769-9776 to make a reservation. Or go to www.davecoons.org.

MON: MARCH 21: First-time homebuyer class. Sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Free. Unbiased format, Learn the steps to buying a home and securing the right mortgage. Attendees receive certificate which may enable them to apply for special state bond financing. Class meets at Denny Building, 2200 Sixth Ave., Suite 100, Seattle, 4:30-9:30 p.m. Call 206-664-6317 or e-mail charles@lifeinseattle.com. to register. To view upcoming classes visit, www.lifeinseattleclasses.com.

TUE SAT: MARCH 26: First-time homebuyer classes, sponsored by the Washington State Housing Commission. Free. Learn the steps to buying a home and securing the right mortgage. Attendees receive certificate which may enable them to apply for special state bond financing. Held at the West Seattle Library 2306 42nd Ave. S.W. from 10:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Call 206-664-6317 or e-mail charles@lifeinseattle.com to register. To view upcoming classes visit, www.lifeinseattleclasses.com.

TUE SAT: MARCH 26: Bimonthly Workshop “Foreclosure Alternatives” Hosted by Marvetta Toler, real-estate broker. Where: Prudential Northwest Realty, 19815 44th Ave. West, Lynnwood, 10 a.m.-noon. Facilitated by www.homesightwa.org/”>www.Homesightwa.org.

APRIL: 6 Educate yourself about today’s market and HUD home purchasing. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, call 206-715-1887 or www.savvyhomebuyer.org.

Nonprofit assistance

Acorn Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling. $20 for credit reports. 206-243-4663 or www.acornhousing.org

El Centro de la Raza — Program offering free bilingual counseling and education services on the first two Saturdays of each month in Spanish and English, helping people improve their financial and housing situations; registration required. Free. 206-957-4610 or www.elcentrodelaraza.org/programs/homeownership.htm

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers affordable home loans, financial counseling and two homebuyer-education classes demystifying the purchase process. $40 (206-723-4355 or www.homesightwa.org)

Homestead Community Land Trust — Nonprofit group offers down-payment assistance to eligible first-time buyers. 206-323-1227 orwww.homesteadclt.org

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services. 206-623-5132

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle — Registered homebuyer-education class about programs available with down-payment assistance and reduced interest rates for buyers. Classes are every Saturday. 206-940-6461 or www.urbanleague.org

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly homebuying workshop teaches how to save thousands of dollars and avoid the pitfalls of the real-estate-lending process. Saturday and Sunday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. 800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar provides workbook, credit report, information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid and counseling; Saturday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. 425-450-1614 or www.theprovenmethod.org)

Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit-referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes. 866-600-6466 or www.homeownership-wa.org)

Washington Housing Education — Select from a variety of seminars and workshops. Video is taken from a live class and placed online for people to view for free. Learn about the buying process, mistakes to avoid, zero-down-payment loans and more. 800-486-5250 or www.washingtonhousingeducation.com

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-8879, or mail to Real Estate Calendar, The Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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TUESDAY Learn the steps in the homebuying process. Learn about the current market, the benefits of homeownership, how to find and buy your first home; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate, Bellevue, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue. Free. 425-450-2621.

TUESDAY Learn about selling your home in today’s market. Topics include pricing your home right, staging tips, legal pitfalls and how to maximize your home’s value; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., 1200 112th Ave N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue; free, 425-450-2622.

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THURSDAY Real-estate investing. National speaker, Donna Bauer, presents at the Real Estate Association of Puget Sound (REAPS) meeting at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus, 6:15-9 p.m. Guests register online at www.reapsweb.com or 425-458-4797.

SATURDAY Real-estate investing. National speaker, Donna Bauer, presents at the Real Estate Association of Puget Sound (REAPS) meeting at Lake Washington Technical College in Kirkland, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests register online at www.reapsweb.com or 425-458-4797.

TUESDAY, APRIL 1 Learn the steps in the homebuying process. Learn about the current market, the benefits of homeownership, how to find and buy your first home; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate, Bellevue, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue. Free. 425-450-2621.

TUESDAY, APRIL 1 Learn about selling your home in today’s market. Topics include pricing your home right, staging tips, legal pitfalls and how to maximize your home’s value; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., 1200 112th Ave N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue; free, 425-450-2622.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 Discover the best loan programs available today. Learn about zero-down-payment programs. Find out the best way to buy a home in today’s market. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N. Information: 206-715-1887 or www.savvyhomebuyer.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12 Condo-purchasing class. These classes will explain associations, disclosures, resale cert, searching, lawsuits, tips, avoiding mistakes and the closing process. Free. 10 a.m.-noon at Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle. Register at www.washingtonstatehousingclass.com

MONDAY, APRIL 14, MAY 12, JUNE 9, JULY 14, AUGUST 11, SEPT. 8, OCT. 13, NOV. 10 Real-estate investing: Network with other investors and learn from an expert at the monthly meeting of REIA, the Real Estate Investors Association of Washington. Register online to attend, membership in REIA is not required. 6-9 p.m., Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE. www.reiawa.com or 877-454-7342.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19, MAY 24, JUNE 14 Learn about finding and financing your home whether this is your first or fifth house. Topics include zero-down, state-sponsored low-interest-rate and down-payment-assistance loans as well as real-estate/investment strategies for today’s market. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway. To register, call 206-774-7525.

Nonprofit assistance

Acorn Housing — Nonprofit-homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling. $20 for credit reports. 206-243-4663 or www.acornhousing.org

El Centro de la Raza — Program offering free bilingual counseling and education services on the first two Saturdays of each month in Spanish and English, helping people improve their financial and housing situations; registration required. Free. 206-957-4610 or www.elcentrodelaraza.org/programs/homeownership.htm

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers affordable home loans, financial counseling and two homebuyer-education classes demystifying the purchase process. $40 (206-723-4355 or www.homesightwa.org)

Homestead Community Land Trust — Nonprofit group offers down-payment assistance to eligible first-time buyers. 206-323-1227 orwww.homesteadclt.org

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services. 206-623-5132

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle — Registered homebuyer-education class to educate people on programs available with down-payment assistance and reduced interest rates for buyers. Classes are every Saturday. 206-940-6461 or www.urbanleague.org

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly homebuying workshop teaches how to save thousands of dollars and avoid the pitfalls of the real-estate-lending process. Saturday and Sunday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. 800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar provides workbook, credit report, information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid and counseling; Saturday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. 425-450-1614 or www.theprovenmethod.org)

Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit-referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes. 866-600-6466 or www.homeownership-wa.org)

Washington Housing Education — Select from a variety of seminars and workshops. Video is taken from a live class and placed online for people to view for free. Learn about the buying process, mistakes to avoid, zero-down-payment loans and more. 800-486-5250 or www.washingtonhousingeducation.com)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-8879, or mail to Real Estate Calendar, The Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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TUESDAY Learn about selling your home in today’s market. Topics include pricing your home right, staging tips, legal pitfalls and how to maximize your home’s value; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., 1200 112th Ave N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue; free, 425-450-2622.

TUESDAY Learn the steps in the homebuying process. Learn about the current market, the benefits of homeownership, how to find and buy your first home; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate, Bellevue, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue. Free; 425-450-2621.

WEDNESDAY Discover the best loan programs available today. Learn about zero-down payment programs. Find out the best way to buy a home in today’s market. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Details: 206-715-1887 or www.savvyhomebuyer.org.

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WEDNESDAY Condo-purchasing class: These classes will explain associations, disclosures, resale cert, searching, lawsuits, tips, avoiding mistakes and the closing process. Bellevue and Seattle, Select from a variety of classes. Free. www.WashingtonStateHousing.com. 6:30-9 p.m., 40 Lake Bellevue Drive, Room 100, Bellevue.

SATURDAY, MARCH 8/MARCH 22 First-time homebuyer classes sponsored by Washington State Housing Finance Commission, this class educates future homeowners about the homebuying process. Held at First Horizon Home Loans, 5808 Lake Washington Blvd. N.E. No. 400, Kirkland. The class is free; registration is required at www.homeownerclasses.com or call 425-576-2227. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

SATURDAY Whether you are going to sell a home or condo FSBO or using an agent, you still must understand the process, advertising, analyzing data to price property, handling offers, mortgages, agreements, disclosures, escrow process and understanding why your home has not sold. This free seminar offers you a complete picture. Free. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle.

MONDAY, MARCH 10 Real-estate investing: Network with other investors and learn from an expert at the monthly meeting of REIA, the Real Estate Investors Association of Washington. Register online to attend, Membership in REIA is not required. 6-9 p.m., Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE. www.reiawa.com or 1-877-454-7342.

TUESDAY, MARCH 11 Learn the steps in the homebuying process. Learn about the current market, the benefits of homeownership, how to find and buy your first home; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate, Bellevue, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue. Free; 425-450-2621.

TUESDAY, MARCH 11 Learn about selling your home in today’s market. Topics include pricing your home right, staging tips, legal pitfalls and how to maximize your home’s value; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., 1200 112th Ave N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue; free, 425-450-2622.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 Learn the steps in the homebuying process. Learn about the market, the benefits of homeownership, tips and common mistakes and how to find and buy your first home. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. 40 Lake Bellevue Drive, Room 100, Bellevue. Register at www.washingtonhousingclass.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 15 Learn how to purchase a home with little or no money down. Come to a free class for first-time homebuyers, 1 — 3 p.m. at the Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish. RSVP to Trish Staufer at Choice Lending 425-649-9100, ext. 111 or trishs@choicelendinginc.com

TUESDAY, MARCH 18 Learn the steps in the homebuying process. Learn about the current market, the benefits of homeownership, how to find and buy your first home; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate, Bellevue, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue. Free; 425-450-2621.

TUESDAY, MARCH 18 Learn about selling your home in today’s market. Topics include pricing your home right, staging tips, legal pitfalls and how to maximize your home’s value; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., 1200 112th Ave N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue; free, 425-450-2622.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 Discover the best loan programs available today. Learn about zero down payment programs. Find out the best way to buy a home in today’s market. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N. Information: 206-715-1887 or www.savvyhomebuyer.org.

Nonprofit assistance

Acorn Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling. $20 for credit reports. 206-243-4663 or www.acornhousing.org

El Centro de la Raza — Program offering free bilingual counseling and education services on the first two Saturdays of each month in Spanish and English, helping people improve their financial and housing situations; registration required. Free. 206-957-4610 or www.elcentrodelaraza.org/programs/homeownership.htm

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers affordable home loans, financial counseling and two homebuyer-education classes demystifying the purchase process. $40 (206-723-4355 or www.homesightwa.org)

Homestead Community Land Trust — Nonprofit group offers down-payment assistance to eligible first-time buyers. 206-323-1227 orwww.homesteadclt.org

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services. 206-623-5132

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle — Registered homebuyer-education class to educate people on programs available with down-payment assistance and reduced interest rates for buyers. Classes are every Saturday. 206-940-6461 or www.urbanleague.org

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly homebuying workshop teaches how to save thousands of dollars and avoid the pitfalls of the real-estate lending process. Saturday and Sunday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. 800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar provides workbook, credit report, information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid and counseling; Saturday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. 425-450-1614 or www.theprovenmethod.org)

Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit-referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes. 866-600-6466 or www.homeownership-wa.org)

Washington Housing Education — Select from a variety of seminars and workshops. Video is taken from a live class and placed online for people to view for free. Learn about the buying process, mistakes to avoid, zero-down-payment loans and more. 800-486-5250 or www.washingtonhousingeducation.com)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-8879, or mail to Real Estate Calendar, The Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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TUESDAY Learn the steps in the homebuying process. Learn about the current market, the benefits of homeownership, how to find and buy your first home; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate, Bellevue, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue. Free; 425-450-2621.

TUESDAY Learn about selling your home in today’s market. Topics include pricing your home right, staging tips, legal pitfalls and how to maximize your home’s value; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., 1200 112th Ave N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue; free, 425-450-2622.

WEDNESDAY Reverse-mortgage seminar: What is a reverse mortgage? How does it work? Do you have to have good credit? These questions and more are answered, as a reverse mortgage is explained and examined in detail. This is a one-hour seminar from 10- 11 a.m. at Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent, or 5-6 p.m., Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave. S., Des Moines. Call to register: 206-355-7193.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 1, MARCH 15, MARCH 29 First-time homebuyers class sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Instructors Joel Brown of Keller Williams Realty and Heather Hendrix of First Horizon Home Loans. Both are certified through the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. The class is free; registration is required. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. To register, call 253-576-5757 or e-mail hhendrix@firsthorizon.com. To be held at Keller Williams Realty, 5825 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Suite 103, Tacoma.

SATURDAY, MARCH 1 Condo-purchasing class: These classes will explain associations, disclosures, resale cert, searching, lawsuits, tips, avoiding mistakes and the closing process. Bellevue and Seattle, Select from a variety of classes, Free. www.WashingtonStateHousing.com. 10 a.m.-noon, Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle.

TUESDAY, MARCH 4 Learn about selling your home in today’s market. Topics include pricing your home right, staging tips, legal pitfalls and how to maximize your home’s value; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., 1200 112th Ave N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue; free, 425-450-2622.

TUESDAY, MARCH 4 Learn the steps in the homebuying process. Learn about the current market, the benefits of homeownership, how to find and buy your first home; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate, Bellevue, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue. Free; 425-450-2621.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 Discover the best loan programs available today. Learn about zero-down payment programs. Find out the best way to buy a home in today’s market. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Details: 206-715-1887 or www.savvyhomebuyer.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 Condo-purchasing class: These classes will explain associations, disclosures, resale cert, searching, lawsuits, tips, avoiding mistakes and the closing process. Bellevue and Seattle, Select from a variety of classes. Free. www.WashingtonStateHousing.com. 6:30-9 p.m., 40 Lake Bellevue Drive, Room 100, Bellevue.

SATURDAY, MARCH 8/MARCH 22 First-time homebuyer classes sponsored by Washington State Housing Finance Commission, this class educates future homeowners about the homebuying process. Held at First Horizon Home Loans, 5808 Lake Washington Blvd. N.E. No. 400, Kirkland. The class is free; registration is required at www.homeownerclasses.com or call 425-576-2227. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

MONDAY, MARCH 10 Real-estate investing: Network with other investors and learn from an expert at the monthly meeting of REIA, the Real Estate Investors Association of Washington. Register online to attend, Membership in REIA is not required. 6-9 p.m., Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE. www.reiawa.com or 1-877-454-7342.

TUESDAY, MARCH 11 Learn the steps in the homebuying process. Learn about the current market, the benefits of homeownership, how to find and buy your first home; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate, Bellevue, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue. Free; 425-450-2621.

TUESDAY, MARCH 11 Learn about selling your home in today’s market. Topics include pricing your home right, staging tips, legal pitfalls and how to maximize your home’s value; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., 1200 112th Ave N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue; free, 425-450-2622.

SATURDAY, MARCH 15 Learn how to purchase a home with little or no money down for about what you are currently paying in rent. Come to a free class for first-time homebuyers 1 — 3 p.m. at the Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave N.E., Sammamish. RSVP to Trish Staufer at Choice Lending 425-649-9100, ext. 111 or trishs@choicelendinginc.com

Nonprofit assistance

Acorn Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling. $20 for credit reports. 206-243-4663 or www.acornhousing.org

El Centro de la Raza — Program offering free bilingual counseling and education services on the first two Saturdays of each month in Spanish and English, helping people improve their financial and housing situations; registration required. Free. 206-957-4610 or www.elcentrodelaraza.org/programs/homeownership.htm

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers affordable home loans, financial counseling and two homebuyer-education classes demystifying the purchase process. $40 (206-723-4355 or www.homesightwa.org)

Homestead Community Land Trust — Nonprofit group offers down-payment assistance to eligible first-time buyers. 206-323-1227 orwww.homesteadclt.org

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services. 206-623-5132

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle — Registered homebuyer-education class to educate people on programs available with down-payment assistance and reduced interest rates for buyers. Classes are every Saturday. 206-940-6461 or www.urbanleague.org

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly homebuying workshop teaches how to save thousands of dollars and avoid the pitfalls of the real-estate lending process. Saturday and Sunday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. 800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar provides workbook, credit report, information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid and counseling; Saturday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. 425-450-1614 or www.theprovenmethod.org)

Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit-referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes. 866-600-6466 or www.homeownership-wa.org)

Washington Housing Education — Select from a variety of seminars and workshops. Video is taken from a live class and placed online for people to view for free. Learn about the buying process, mistakes to avoid, zero-down-payment loans and more. 800-486-5250 or www.washingtonhousingeducation.com)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-8879, or mail to Real Estate Calendar, The Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling; $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663 or www.acornhousing.org)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages; $40 (206-723-4355 or www.homesightwa.org)

Homestead Community Land Trust — Nonprofit group offers down payment assistance to eligible first time buyers to create permanently affordable homeownership opportunities. (206-323-1227 or www.homesteadclt.org)

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International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services (206-623-5132)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home buying workshop teaches how to save thousands of dollars and avoid the pitfalls of the real estate and lending process. Saturday and Sunday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. (800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com).

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar includes credit report, free counseling and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside (425-830-4620 or http://workshop.thebuyersagent.com)

Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes (866-600-6466 or www.homeownership-wa.org)

Washington Housing Education — Select from a variety of seminars and workshops. Video is taken from a live class and placed online for people to view for free. Learn the buying process, mistakes to avoid, zero-down-payment loans and more; (800-486-5250 or www.washingtonhousingeducation.com)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of Dec. 17-23

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ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling; $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663 or www.acornhousing.org)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. $40 (206-723-4355 or www.homesightwa.org)

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Homestead Community Land Trust — Nonprofit group offers down-payment assistance to eligible first-time buyers. (206-323-1227 or www.homesteadclt.org)

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services (206-623-5132)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home-buying workshop teaches how to save thousands of dollars and avoid pitfalls.Saturday and Sunday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. (800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com).

Washington Community Housing Network — Free home-buyer seminar includes credit report, free counseling and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside (425-830-4620 or workshop.thebuyersagent.com)

Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time home buyers with low to moderate incomes (866-600-6466 or www.homeownership-wa.org)

Washington Housing Education — Select from a variety of seminars and workshops. Video is taken from a live class and placed online for people to view for free. Learn the buying process, mistakes to avoid, zero-down-payment loans and more; (800-486-5250 or www.washingtonhousingeducation.com)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Home-buying forecast

WED Discussion topics include a forecast for spring 2007 home buying, issues for first-time buyers, credit, new financing loans, multiple offers, negotiations and inspections; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., P.C.C., 2749 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (888-438-2819, Ext. 9022)

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Novice investors

WED Learn more about financing, which loans to choose and why. Guest speaker discusses how to find your investment; registration required. 6:30-8 p.m., Tully’s, 22615 Bothell-Everett Hwy., Bothell; free (425-681-6568)

Homeownership

WED Class gives a basic overview of the purchase process. The workshop is combined with financial assessment and coaching sessions; pre-registration required. 6-7:30 p.m., Safeco Insurance, 306 23rd Ave. S., Seattle; $40 a household (206-723-4355 or www.homesightwa.org)

Reverse mortgages

THU For seniors, find out how a reverse mortgage can provide financial independence and ease worries; registration required. 2-3:30 p.m., Northgate Library, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-528-2281)

Investors

THU Learn how to invest safely and conservatively, build wealth, reduce risk and secure your financial future; registration required. 7-9 p.m., John L. Scott (Edmonds), 437 Fifth Ave. S.; free (877-275-5203 or www.cascadiarealestategroup.com)

Homebuyers

SAT Learn about why it’s better to buy vs. rent, the housing bubble, media myths and industry facts; registration required; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle, free (206-302-2010 or www.workwithryan.com)

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Dec. 3-9 Classes, seminars, events Buying a home TUE-WED Class teaches every step in the home-buying process; registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., 2825 Eastlake...

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Buying a home

TUE-WED Class teaches every step in the home-buying process; registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., 2825 Eastlake Ave. E. (Suite 300), Seattle; free (206-409-8907 or www.autumnmillerhomes.com)

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First-time buyers

TUE Learn what to do to become a homeowner. Receive a free credit report; registration required. 6-8 p.m., Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 16400 Southcenter Pkwy (Suite 410), Tukwila; free (206-394-3901)

Mortgages 101

WED Covers home-mortgage basics and loan options, for first-time buyers; registration required. 6-7:30 p.m., Mortgage Broker Associates, 20818 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood; free (425-672-4444 ext. 350)

Condos Over Coffee

WED Opportunity to get questions answered about the condo boom; registration required. 2:30 p.m., Uptown Espresso, 2504 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-229-5820 or www.kronengroup.com)

First-time buyers

WED Learn the process of home buying and loan qualification; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association (Room 6), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767)

First-time buyers

WED Discover the steps in buying a house; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate (Bellevue), 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621)

Home sellers

THU Learn more about selling your house in today’s market; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate (Bellevue), 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)

Condo buyers

SAT Learn simple buying processes; registration required. noon-1:30 p.m., Skyline Properties, 1851 Central Place S., Kent; free (253-961-7720)

Home buyers

SAT Learn necessary steps; registration required. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; free (866-212-7147 or www.integritygroupseminars.com)

Homebuyers

SAT Comes with a buyers book and credit report; registration required. 10 a.m.-noon, Redmond Library, 15810 N.E. 85th St.; 1-3 p.m., Newport Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue; free (800-260-1136)

Submissions due three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2

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Home-buying assistance

TUE AND THU Learn about down-payment-assistance programs, how to wrap closing costs into your loan, lower than market interest rates and how to qualify for government assistance; registration required. 6-8:30 p.m., Lake Union Building, 1700 Westlake Ave. N. (Suite 600), Seattle; free (206-992-6050)

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Reverse mortgages

THU Compare reverse mortgages to selling your home. Receive information and look at options; registration required. 2-3:30 p.m., Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-387-0976)

1031 tax exchange

SAT Learn how to exchange your investment property without a tax liability and find properties that are not on the market; registration required. 1 p.m., Wilson Realty, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; free (206-216-3537)

Homeownership for low-income families

SAT Habitat for Humanity meeting with information about selection guidelines and qualifications for affordable homeownership on the Eastside; preregistration required. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Church on the Ridge, 35131 S.E. Douglas St., Snoqualmie; free (425-869-6007 or www.habitatekc.org)

Affordable housing

SAT-DEC. 3 Learn how to save thousands of dollars and avoid the pitfalls of the real-estate-buying and lending processes; registration required. 9a.m.-3:45p.m.Saturday, Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; 9a.m.-3:45p.m.Sunday, North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way, Seattle; free (800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com)

Homebuyers

SAT Learn about important real-estate topics, including why its better to buy versus rent, the housing bubble, media myths and industry facts; registration required; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Green Lake Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle, free (206-302-2010 or www.workwithryan.com)

Homebuyers

SAT Learn the steps to buying a home. Earn a certificate to get below-market interest rates on mortgages; registration required. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ballard Library, 5711 24th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-409-8907 or www.autumnmillerhomes.com)

First-time homebuyers

SAT Topics covered include optimizing your credit, down-paying assistance programs, what happens at closing, living with your mortgage; registration required. 10 a.m.-noon, 3 Point Financial Group, 18000 72nd Ave. S., Tukwila; free (425-988-6333)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For Nov. 19-25

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Condo discussion

WED Opportunity to get questions answered about the condo boom and to get insight on future changes; registration required. 2:30 p.m., Uptown Espresso, 2504 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-229-5820 or www.kronengroup.com)

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First-time buyers

WED Get information about the current housing market and learn how to find and buy your first home; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate (Bellevue), 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621)

Educational homeownership

SAT Get an inside view of the local real-estate market, learn about the buying process, receive a credit report and home-buying planner; registration required. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; free (866-212-7147 or www.integritygroupseminars.com)

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Homeownership for low-income families

NOV 29-DEC 2 Habitat for Humanity meeting with information about selection guidelines and qualifications for affordable homeownership on the Eastside, preregistration required. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 29, Mount Si. Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend; 9:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 2, Church on the Ridge, 35131 S.E. Douglas St., Snoqualmie; free (425-869-6007 or www.habitatekc.org)

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit home-buyer education and loan counseling, free home-buyer counseling; $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663 or www.acornhousing.org)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages; $40 (206-723-4355 or www.homesightwa.org)

Homestead Community Land Trust — Nonprofit group offers down-payment assistance to eligible first-time buyers to create permanently affordable homeownership opportunities. (206-323-1227 or www.homesteadclt.org)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home-buying workshop. Saturday and Sunday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. (800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com).

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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MON Seminar covers contingencies and home-buying tips for residential properties; registration required. 6:30-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 1026 N.E. 64th St., Seattle; free (206-985-1500 ext. 0)

Investors

MON Network with other investors and learn from a local expert. Nonperishable food and new unwrapped toys will be collected; registration required. 6-9 p.m., Redmond Town Center Marriott, 7401 164th Ave. N.E., Redmond; free (206-286-9300 or www.reapsweb.com)

Construction and remodeling

TUE Seminar to learn the process of financing, building or remodeling a home; registration required. 6:30-8 p.m., Bellevue Master Builder’s Association, 335 116th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (206-940-6461)

Buying a home

TUE-WED Two-session class to learn the steps in the home-buying process. Students could become eligible for below-market interest rates; registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., 2825 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-409-8907 or www.autumnmillerhomes.com)

Investment

WED Discuss tax benefits including 1031 exchange, compare real estate versus stocks, where and how to buy and more; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Burien Library, 14700 Sixth Ave. S.W., Burien; free (206-355-7193)

Construction financing

WED Learn important time- and money-saving facts of planning a remodel or building a home; registration required. 6-7:30 p.m., Master Builders Association, 335 116th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-3109 or www.constructionfinancing seminars.com)

Investing

WED Learn how to invest safely and conservatively, build wealth, reduce risk and secure your financial future; registration required. 7-9 p.m., John L. Scott (Edmonds), 437 Fifth Ave. S.; free (877-275-5203 or www.cascadiarealestategroup.com)

Buying a home

THU Find out what to expect when buying a home. Review paperwork, terminology, financing, negotiations, inspections, escrow and market trends; registration required. 6:30 p.m., The Landmark Group, 3101 E. Madison, Seattle; free (206-550-5118 or www.thelandmarkgroup.com)

Homebuyers

SAT Seminar for first-time and experienced homebuyers with a buyers book and credit report; registration required. 1-3 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 West Sunset Way, Issaquah; free (800-260-1136)

Washington Affordable Housing

SAT-NOV 19 Weekly home-buying workshop teaches how to save thousands of dollars and avoid the pitfalls of real estate and the lending process; registration required. North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way, Seattle; free (800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com)

First-time buyers

SAT Learn about loan programs, the buying process and real-estate agents; registration required. 10:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Ballard Library, 5614 22nd N.W., Seattle; free (206-660-4699)

First-time buyers

SAT Workshop covers loans, inspections, contracts and other basics of the buying process; registration required. 10:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Seattle Library, North East Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (425-354-1823)

First-time buyers

SAT Learn the most common mistakes first-time buyers make and how to become an expert on the local housing market; registration required. 10:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Seattle Central Library (downtown), 1000 Fourth Ave.; free (206-764-4663 or www.findinghome.com)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For Nov. 5-11

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Homebuyers

TUE Two-part workshop designed to educate buyers using a step-by-step process to home ownership; registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., American Home Mortgage, 155 N.E. 100th St. (Suite 110), Seattle; free (206-920-3638 or www.fthbes.com)

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Credit scoring

WED Learn the secrets of credit scoring, how to improve your score in 45 days and get a free credit report. 6:30-8 p.m., Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent; free (253-859-3330)

Home sellers

WED Learn how to save time, money and reduce stress; registration required. 7 p.m., Windermere Real Estate, 737 Market St., Kirkland; free (425-681-6644)

Homeownership

WED Class for potential buyers that gives a basic overview of the purchase process. The workshop is combined with financial assessment and coaching sessions; preregistration required. 6-7:30 p.m., Safeco Insurance, 306 23rd Ave. S., Seattle; $40 per household (206-723-4355 or www.homesightwa.org)

Real-estate investment

WED Learn financial analysis, taxation, planning essentials and how to assemble a team of professionals; registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center (Room 6), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)

Sellers and move-up buyers

THU Find out how to maximize a home’s market value, sell quickly and prepare for/structure your next mortgage to get the best rates and tax savings benefits; registration required. 7-8:15 p.m., Keller Williams Realty, 12535 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (866-249-2934, ext. 3001)

First-time home buyers

THU Learn what to expect when purchasing a home, including paperwork and terminology, financing and negotiations, inspections, title and escrow; registration required. 6:30 p.m., The Landmark Group, 3101 E. Madison, Seattle; free (206-550-5118)

Home buyers

SAT Get an inside view of the local real-estate market, learn necessary action steps, receive a credit report and strategic planning/homeowner book; registration required. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., University of Washington (Bothell campus), 18115 Campus Way N.E., Bothell; free (866-212-7147 or www.integritygroupseminars.com)

Property taxes

SAT Learn how to appeal your property-tax assessment and how the assessor’s office determines your property value; registration required. 9 a.m.-noon, Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; $39 (425-564-2263 or www.conted.bcc.ctc.edu)

Affordable housing

SAT Weekly home-buying workshop teaches how to save thousands of dollars and avoid the pitfalls of the real-estate buying and lending processes; registration required. North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way, Seattle; free (800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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First-time buyers

WED Discover the steps in buying a house. Obtain insight into the current market, how to find and buy your first home; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate (Bellevue), 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621)

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WED Learn the process of home buying and loan qualification. Find out about zero down, 80/20, credit scoring and loan-qualifying factors. Questions are answered in an unbiased format; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association (Room 6), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767)

Real-estate development

THU Explore zoning restrictions, highest- and best-use models, zero-lot line revision, short/long platting and working with county councils; registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Discover U, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle; $45 (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org)

Selling a home

THU Learn more about selling your house in today’s market. Topics include how to determine a price, staging tips, legal pitfalls and how to maximize your home’s value; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate (Bellevue), 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)

Investment and wealth creation

THU Learn about creating wealth, market trends, financing investment properties and positioning your portfolio to buy multiple properties; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Lowell-Hunt on Lake Union, 1111 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; free (888-889-9309 or www.homeseminar.org)

Credit scoring

THU Improve your credit before you buy a house. Learn the secrets of credit scoring and how to improve it in 45 days; also receive a free credit report; registration required. 6-8 p.m., University Heights Community Center, 5031 University Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-340-8263)

Buying and selling

THU Three-session class covers general topics including loans, inspections, contracts. Understand the process, paperwork and players for buying and selling a home; pre-registration required. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., University of Washington Experimental College, $38 (206-543-4375 or depts.washington.edu/asuwxpcl/)

Homebuying

SAT Learn steps in buying a home. Earn a certificate to get below-market interest rates on mortgages; registration required. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-409-8907 or www.autumnmillerhomes.com)

Homebuying

SAT Class topics include learning the steps to home buying, loan programs, pitfalls to avoid and proper representation; registration required. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 2312 Eastlake Ave. E.; free (206-271-1111)

Homebuying

SAT Learn about important real-estate topics, including why it’s better to buy vs. rent, the housing bubble, media myths and industry facts; registration required; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle, free (206-302-2010 or www.workwithryan.com)

Condo buying

SAT Learn simple buying processes, easy lending requirements, little-down programs; registration required. noon-1:30 p.m., Skyline Properties, 1851 Central Place S., Kent; free (253-961-7720)

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For the week of Oct. 22-28

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Subdivision development, financing

TUE-WED Seminar on how to find, buy, develop and sell residential land. Possible qualification for continuing-education credits; registration required. 8a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St., Everett, $325 (425-422-0411 orhttps://secure.zatum.com/seminar/index.php)

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Condo market

WED Find out about the condo boom and gain insight about future predictions and infrastructure changes; registration required. 2:30 p.m., Uptown Espresso, 2504 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-229-5820 or www.kronengroup.com)

First-time buyers

WED Discover the steps in buying a house. Obtain insight into the current market, how to find and buy your first home; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate (Bellevue), 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621)

Investing

WED Learn more about financing, including flipping, holding and choosing a loan. Guest speaker discusses how to find the best investments; registration required. 6:30-8 p.m., Tully’s, 22615 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; free (425-681-6568 or www.mortgagemaverick.com)

Selling a home

THU Learn more about selling your house in today’s market. Topics include how to determine a price, staging tips, legal pitfalls and how to maximize your home’s value; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate (Bellevue), 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)

Credit scoring

THU Improve your credit before you buy a house. Learn the secrets of credit scoring and how to improve it in 45 days; also receive a free credit report; registration required. 6-8 p.m., University Heights Community Center, 5031 University Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-340-8263)

Homebuyers

THU Find out the latest strategies for dealing with the current market, first-time-buyer issues, negotiations, inspections and more; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., West Seattle PCC, 2749 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (888-438-2819, ext. 9022)

First-time buyers

SAT Learn the 12 most common mistakes first-time buyers make, and learn how to become an expert on the local housing market; registration required. 10:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Fremont Library, 731 N. 35th St., Seattle; free (206-764-4663 or www.findinghome.com)

Homebuyers

SAT Review aspects of purchasing and financing a home, take advantage of reduced interest rates and down-payment-assistance programs; registration required. 10:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent; free (206-940-6461)

Homebuyers

SAT Get a complete overview of loan preapproval and the process of buying a home, including the search, contracts, negotiation, title, escrow and closing; registration required. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wells Fargo Branch (U District), 4500 University Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-528-4492 or www.propertyinseattle.com)

Condo and homebuyers

SAT Learn simple buying processes, easy-lending requirements, little-down programs; registration required. Noon-1:30 p.m., Skyline Properties, 1851 Central Place S., Kent; free (253-961-7720)

Homeownership

SAT Get an inside view of the local real-estate market, receive a credit report and strategic planning and homeowner book; registration required. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; free (866-212-7147 or www.integritygroupseminars.com)

Homebuyers

SAT Learn steps in buying a home. Earn a certificate to get below-market interest rates on mortgages; registration required. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Green Lake Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Drive, Seattle; free (206-409-8907 or www.autumnmillerhomes.com)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of Oct. 15-21

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Buying a home

MON-TUE Learn about why it’s better to buy vs. rent, the housing bubble, media myths and industry facts in this two-session class; registration required; 5:15-7:45 p.m., Green Lake Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle, free (206-302-2010 or www.workwithryan.com)

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Tools for decision-making

MON How to identify and clarify key decisions when considering a change to a new level of homeownership; registration required; 7 p.m., Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle, free (206-898-1027)

Investing

TUE Learn how to invest safely and conservatively, build wealth, reduce risk and secure your financial future; registration required. 7-9 p.m., John L. Scott (Edmonds), 437 Fifth Ave. S.; free (877-275-5203 or www.cascadiarealestategroup.com)

Condo buying

WED Opportunity to have your questions answered about the condo boom; registration required. 2:30 p.m., Uptown Espresso, 2504 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-229-5820 or www.kronengroup.com)

1031 tax exchange

WED Learn how to exchange your investment property without a tax liability and find properties that are not on the market; registration required. 7-8:30 p.m., Wilson Realty, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline, free (206-216-3537)

Construction financing

WED Learn important time- and money-saving facts if you’re planning a remodel or building a home; registration required. 6-7:30 p.m., Master Builders Association, 335 116th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-3109 or www.constructionfinancingseminars.com)

Dealing with tenants

WED Landlords and property managers learn a three-step process to resolve common conflicts with tenants to get positive results; registration required. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $125 (206-443-9603)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of Oct. 8-14

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Home buying

TODAY One-day workshop on how to save thousands of dollars and avoid pitfalls of the buying and lending processes; registration required. 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Sunday, North Seattle Community College (Room 1131), 9600 College Way N., Seattle; free (800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com)

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MON Learn about purchase and sales contingencies, home-buying tips for residential properties including single-family, condos and multifamily homes. Buyers packets and good-faith estimates provided; registration required. 6:30-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market (Seattle), 1026 N.E. 64th St., Seattle; free (206-985-1500 ext. 0)

REAPS

MON Network with other investors and learn about asset protection for real estate and the real-estate investor from different speakers; registration required. 6-9 p.m., Redmond Town Center Marriott, 7401 164th Ave. N.E., Redmond; free (206-286-9300 or www.reapsweb.com)

Home seller and move-up buyer

TUE Find out how to maximize a home’s market value, sell quickly and prepare for/structure your next mortgage to get the best rates and tax-savings benefits; registration required. 7-8:30 p.m., Shoreline Public Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline; free (866-249-2934 ext. 3001)

First-time buyers

TUE and THU Two-day seminar. Learn the 12 most common mistakes first-time buyers make and how to become an expert in the Seattle housing market; registration required. 6:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-764-4663 or www.findinghome.com)

Homeownership

WED Class for potential buyers that gives a basic overview of the purchase process. The workshop is combined with financial assessment and coaching sessions; registration required. 6-7:30 p.m., Safeco Insurance, 306 23rd Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-723-4355 or www.homesightwa.org)

1031 tax exchange

WED Learn how to exchange your investment property without a tax liability and find properties that are not on the market; registration required. 7-8:30 p.m., Wilson Realty, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline, free (206-216-3537)

Real-estate investment

WED Learn financial analysis, taxation, planning essentials and how to assemble a team of professionals; registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center (Room 6), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)

Investment and wealth creation

WED Learn about creating wealth, market trends, financing investment properties and positioning your portfolio to buy multiple properties; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Lowell-Hunt on Lake Union, 1111 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; free (888-889-9309 or www.homeseminar.org)

Home buying

THU Find out what to expect when purchasing a home. Review paperwork, terminology, discuss financing, negotiations, inspections, escrow and market trends; registration required. 6:30 p.m., The Landmark Group (Seattle), 3101 E. Madison, Seattle; free (206-550-5118 or www.thelandmarkgroup.com)

Condo home buyers

SAT Learn simple buying processes, easy lending requirements, little down programs; registration required. noon-1:30 p.m., Skyline Properties, 1851 Central Place S., Kent; free (253-961-7720)

Buying and selling

SAT and OCT 15 Two-day class covers general topics including loans, inspections, contracts. Understand the process, paperwork and players for buying and selling a home; pre-registration required. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., University of Washington Experimental College, $38 (206-543-4375 or depts.washington.edu/asuwxpcl/)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of Oct. 1-7

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Landlord basics

MON Class covers the basics of tenant screening, how to collect security deposits, do-it-yourself mistakes and more; registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Discover U, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle; $45 plus $3 materials fee (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org)

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Home buying

TUE Intermediate-level workshop on buying a home; registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Stewart Title, 40 Lake Bellevue, Bellevue; free (425-818-1504 or www.decodethesecrets.com).

First-time buyers

WED Learn the process of home-buying and loan qualification. Find out about zero-down and 80/20 loans, credit scoring and loan-qualifying factors; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association (Room 6), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767)

First-time buyers

WED Find out the steps in buying a house. Obtain insight into the market, how to find and buy your first home; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate (Bellevue), 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621)

Selling a home

THU Learn more about selling your house in today’s market. Topics include how to determine a price, staging tips, legal pitfalls and how to maximize your home’s value; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate (Bellevue), 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)

Home buying

THU Discover the steps in the home-buying process including what loan is right for you and techniques to make your offer stronger; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Windermere Real Estate, 2636 N.W. Market St., Seattle; free (206-321-4201).

Credit scoring

THU Improve your credit before you buy a house. Learn the secrets of credit scoring and how to improve it in 45 days, also receive a free credit report; registration required. 6-8 p.m., University Heights Community Center, 5031 University Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-340-8263)

First-time buyers

SAT Learn the 12 most common mistakes first-time buyers make and how to become an expert in the Seattle housing market; registration required. 10:15 a.m., Capitol Hill Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-764-4663 or www.findinghome.com)

Home buying

SAT-OCT 8 Two one-day workshops on how to save money and avoid pitfalls; registration required. 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Community College (Building L, Room 126) Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Sunday, North Seattle Community College (Room 1131), 9600 College Way N., Seattle; free (800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of Sept. 24-30

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Investors

TUE Learn how to create a real-estate plan that works with your skills and strengths, and get strategy and investment advice; registration required. 7-8:30 p.m., The Lytle House, 9929 N.E. 180th St., Bothell; free (206-367-0200, Ext. 228).

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Real-estate basics

TUE Semester-long course on the basics of real estate; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle; $160 (206-587-5450 or www.seattlecentral.edu)

First-time buyers

WED Learn the steps in the home-buying process. Obtain insight into the current market, and learn how to find and buy your first home; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate, Bellevue, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621)

Property management

WED Learn the basics of attracting quality tenants, demystify the landlord-tenant law, find strategies for managing single-family homes, small multiplexes and commercial properties; registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center, Room 6, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)

Selling a home

THU Learn about selling your house in today’s market. Topics include how to determine a price, staging tips, legal pitfalls; registration required. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Windermere Real Estate, Bellevue, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)

Credit scoring

THU Improve your credit before you buy a house. Learn the secrets of credit scoring and ways to improve your credit score in 45 days, and get a free credit report; registration required. 6-8 p.m., University Heights Community Center, 5031 University Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-340-8263)

Condos Over Coffee

WED Get your questions answered about the condo boom, and learn what you might expect in the future; registration required. 2:30 p.m., Uptown Espresso, 2504 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-229-5820 or www.kronengroup.com)

Employer-assisted homeownership

FRI Discuss how you can provide homeownership benefits to employees to help your company recruit and retain its work force. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tacoma Marriott Courtyard Hotel, 1515 Commerce St., Tacoma; free (206-343-3761 or www.frbsf.org/community/index.html)

Home buyers

SAT Learn the home-buying process and receive a certificate that gives you access to down-payment assistance information; registration required. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Issaquah Fire Station, 190 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah; free (206-718-1550)

First-time buyers

SAT Learn about loan programs, agents and the buying process; registration required. 10:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Greenwood Public Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-660-4699)

Home buying

SAT Topics include learning about the home-buying process, loan programs, pitfalls to avoid, and proper representation; registration required. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 2312 Eastlake Ave. E.; free (206-271-1111)

Submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of Sept. 17-23

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Credit scoring

MON Learn about purchase and sales contingencies and home-buying tips for residential properties, including single- and multifamily homes and condos. Buyers’ packets and good-faith estimates provided; registration required. 6:30-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market (Seattle), 1026 N.E. 64th St., Seattle; free (206-985-1500, Ext. 0)

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Buying a home

TUE Learn about credit, advanced negotiation strategies, low-interest rate loans and pre-approval guarantees; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Foster Library, 4060 S. 144th St., Tukwila; free (866-686-5252 or www.seattlehomebuyerseminars.com)

Employer homeownership assistance

FRI Join other employers at this luncheon to discuss how you can provide homeownership benefits to your employees and help your company recruit and retain its work force; registration required. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott Lynnwood, 4220 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Lynnwood; free (206-343-3761 or www.frbsf.org/community/index.html)

Female buyers

SAT Home-buying seminar focusing on women’s needs; registration required. 10 a.m.-noon, Lawyers Title, 3906 S. 74th St.; Tacoma; free (253-534-4131)

Selling by owner

SAT Topics discussed include legal forms and issues, preparing and pricing, advertising, online strategies, negotiating, working with lenders, inspectors and personal safety; registration required. 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $25 (206-783-2244)

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling; $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663 or www.acornhousing.org)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages; $40 (206-723-4355 or www.homesightwa.org)

Homestead Community Land Trust — Nonprofit group offers down-payment assistance to eligible first time buyers to create permanently affordable homeownership opportunities. (206-323-1227 or www.homesteadclt.org)

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services (206-623-5132)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home-buying workshop teaches how to save thousands of dollars and avoid the pitfalls of the real-estate and lending process. Saturday and Sunday classes in Seattle and the Eastside. (800-792-6005 or www.zerodownhomebuying.com).

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar includes credit report, free counseling and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside (425-830-4620 or http://workshop.thebuyersagent.com)

Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes (866-600-6466 or www.homeownership-wa.org)

Washington Housing Education — Select from a variety of seminars and workshops. Video is taken from a live class and put online for people to view for free. Learn the buying process, mistakes to avoid, zero-down-payment loans and more; (800-486-5250 or www.washingtonhousingeducation.com)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of Sept. 10-16

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Credit scores

TUE Improve your credit before you buy a house. Learn the secrets of credit scoring and how to improve it in 45 days; receive free credit report; registration required. 6-8 p.m., University Heights Community Center (Room 106), 5031 University Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-340-8263)

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Real-estate investment

WED Learn financial analysis, taxation and planning essentials, and find out how to assemble a team of professionals; registration required; 6:30-9:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center (Room 6), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)

Home ownership

WED Get a basic overview of the buying process. The workshop is combined with financial assessment and coaching sessions; registration required. 6-7:30 p.m., Safeco Insurance, 306 23rd Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-723-4355 or www.homesightwa.org)

1031 tax exchange

WED Learn how to exchange your investment property without a tax liability and find properties that are not on the market; registration required. 7-8:30 p.m., Wilson Realty, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; free (206-216-3537)

Investors

THU Learn about market trends, financing investment properties and buying multiple properties; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Lowell-Hunt on Lake Union, 1111 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; free (888-889-9309 or www.investorseminar.org)

Home sellers

THU Find out how to sell your home quickly and for the best price. Get tips on staging and making cost-effective repairs; registration required. 7-8:30 p.m., Keller Williams Realty (North Seattle), 12535 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (866-249-2934, Ext. 3001)

Investors

THU Find out where the apartment market is headed and what it means to buyers, sellers, developers and converters; registration required. 4:30 p.m., Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Ave., Seattle; free (206-826-5700)

Investing

SAT Learn how to invest safely and conservatively, build wealth, reduce risk, and secure your financial future. Appropriate for new and experienced investors; registration required. 10a.m.-7p.m., John L. Scott (Edmonds), 437 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free (877-275-5203 or www.cascadiarealestategroup.com)

First-time buyers

SAT Learn the process and steps involved in buying a house; registration required. 9 a.m.-noon, Post Intelligencer Building, 101 Elliott Ave. W., Seattle; free (800-794-4262)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Home buying


TUE Comprehensive seminar covering all aspects of home buying. Buyers and small investors are welcome. Find out about preapproval for bank loans and cleaning up your credit; registration required. 6:30-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 888 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-462-1400).


Boost credit scores


WED Find out how to boost your credit rating and get better interest rates for loans and insurance. Learn how to save money and buy a home, even with damaged credit; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Homestead Mortgage, 11411 N.E. 124th St. (Suite 118), Kirkland; free (425-814-1127).


Construction Financing


WED Learn important time- and money-saving facts at this seminar for people planning a major remodel or building a dream home; registration required. 6-7:30 p.m., Master Builders Association, 335 116th S.E., Bellevue; free (425-635-5817).


Homebuyers


THU Two-part seminar that qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates. Get information that simplifies the home buying and lending process; registration required. 6-8:30 p.m., HomeStreet Bank, 8050 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-920-7251).


Home buying


SAT Find out about down-payment assistance and reduced interest rates for first-time homebuyers; registration required. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E., Bothell; free (206-940-6461).


Home buying


SAT Learn about programs and ideas helpful for first time homebuyers; registration required. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Coldwell Banker Bain (Capitol Hill), 1661 E. Olive Way, Seattle; free (206-568-2905).


Home buying


SAT Learn the steps to buying a house, choosing the right mortgage and avoiding predatory lenders. Attendees receive a certificate that may enable them to qualify for special first-time buyer loan programs; registration required. 10:15 a.m.-4 p.m., West Seattle Library, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-617-9357).


Ongoing


Nonprofit assistance


ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services; $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663).


Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466).


HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages; $40 (206-723-4355).


International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services; free (206-623-5132).


IDHA — Homeownership education and counseling services in many languages; free (206-623-0122).


Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar, includes credit report, free counseling and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside; (425-830-4620).


Real-estate classes and seminars


Homebuyers seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621).


Buyers and sellers Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association; presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro; free (800-792-6005).


Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the difference between residential and commercial investments and how to get 100 percent financing. Classes in public library once a month by agents from Aatrix Mortgage and RE/MAX; registration required; free (800-228-7494).


Investments — Learn financial analysis, taxation, planning essentials and assembling a team of professionals, presented by Team Reba; registration required; 6:30-9:30 p.m., $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm).


Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with no money down; presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863).


Homebuyers seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment and no closing costs; learn the best buyer-negotiation strategies; registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 11411 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland; free (425-354-1823).


Homebuyers seminar — Learn how to buy a home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554).


Homebuyers — Learn about strategies, credit issues and zero-down loan programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505).


Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733).


Exchanging — Learn how to exchange property without paying taxes, 1031 exchange and more; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537).


Bankruptcy — Instruction for buying property and getting lower interest-rate loans after a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Learn how to finance 100 percent of the purchase price without any out-of-pocket money. Any credit repair will be free of charge; registration requested. 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 12515 Bel-Red Road (Suite 103), Bellevue; free (877-363-2566).


Home selling — Find out how to market homes and get them into shape to sell; Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622).


Investing — Learn to make money by investing in rental properties; find out where to get the money, how to shop for the best deals and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634).


Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Real-estate classes, seminars and events


Homebuyers workshop


TUE Get Seattle market analysis, free credit report, complimentary homebuyer guide and qualify for government assistance; registration required. 6-8:30 p.m., First Horizon Home Loans, 1700 Westlake Ave., Suite 600, Seattle; free (206-992-6050).


Homebuyers


TUE & THU Two-evening class where participants learn how to become market experts, select a real-estate agent, get information on funding, loans and mortgages, negotiation and closing and what to do after closing. Earn a house-key certificate for a discount toward your next home loan; registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-764-HOME or www.findinghome.com).


Boost credit scores


WED Find out how to boost your credit rating and get better interest rates for loans and insurance. Learn how to save money and buy a home, even with damaged credit; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Homestead Mortgage, 11411 N.E. 124th St., Suite 118, Kirkland; free (425-814-1127).


Creative financing


SAT Find out how to get a loan with bad credit, no-cost and zero-down loans. Learn some of the mortgage strategies available that can provide more options to buy real estate; registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Northwest Danish Foundation, Conference Room, 1833 N. 105th St., Suite 206, Seattle; free (360-654-4527).


Plan ahead


Home-buying seminar


JAN 17 Comprehensive seminar covering all aspects of home buying. Buyers and small investors are welcome. Find out about preapproval for bank loans and cleaning up your credit; registration required. 6:30-8 p.m., Whole Food Market, 888 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-462-1400).


Ongoing


Nonprofit assistance


ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer-counseling services; $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663).


Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466).


HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages; $40 (206-723-4355).


International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services; free (206-623-5132).


IDHA — Homeownership education and counseling services in many languages; free (206-623-0122).


Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar, includes credit report, free counseling and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside; (425-830-4620).


Real-estate classes and seminars


Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621).


Buyers and sellers Weekly homebuying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association; presented by Re/Max Eastside Brokers and Re-Max Metro; free (800-792-6005).


Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the difference between residential and commercial investments, and ways to get 100 percent financing. Classes in public library once a month by agents from Aatrix Mortgage and Re/Max; registration required; free (800-228-7494).


Investments — Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by Team Reba; registration required; 6:30-9:30 p.m., $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm).


Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment and no closing costs; learn the best buyer-negotiation strategies; registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 11411 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland; free (425-354-1823).


Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy a home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554).


Homebuyers — Learn about strategies, credit issues and zero-down loan programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505).


Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733).


Bankruptcy — Instruction for buying property and getting lower interest-rate loans after a Chapter Seven bankruptcy. Learn how to finance 100 percent of the purchase price without any out-of-pocket money. Any credit repair will be free of charge; registration requested. 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 12515 Bel-Red Road, Suite 103, Bellevue; free (877-363-2566).


Investing — Learn to make money by investing in rental properties; find out where to get the money, how to shop for the best deals and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634).


Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of Jan. 1-7

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Real-estate classes, seminars and events

Buying with confidence

TUE and THU Learn the steps to buying a home, getting a loan, making sure you’re properly represented, negotiating techniques, and paying no down payment in this two-evening class; registration required. 6-8:45 p.m., Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-271-1111).

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First-time homebuyers

WED Learn how to qualify for a loan and buy a home. Find out about zero-down and 80/20 loans, credit scoring and loan-qualifying factors; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association (Room 6), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767 or www.evergreenseminar.com).

Boost credit scores

WED Find out how to boost your credit rating and get better interest rates for loans and insurance. Learn how to save money and buy a home, even with damaged credit; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Homestead Mortgage, 11411 N.E. 124th St. (Suite 118), Kirkland; free (425-814-1127).

Plan Ahead

Homebuyers workshop

JAN 10 Get Seattle market analysis, free credit report, complimentary homebuyer guide and qualify for government assistance; registration required. 6-8:30 p.m., First Horizon Home Loans, 1700 Westlake Ave. (Suite 600), Seattle; free (206-992-6050).

Homebuyers

JAN 10 and 12 Participants learn how to become market experts; select a real-estate agent; get information on funding, loans and mortgages; learn about negotiation and closing and what to do after closing in a two-evening class. Earn a certificate for a discount toward your next home loan. Registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Capitol Hill Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-764-HOME or www.findinghome.com).

Creative financing

JAN 14 Find out how to get a loan with bad credit and how to get no-cost and zero-down loans. Learn mortgage strategies that can provide more options to buy real estate. Registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Northwest Danish Foundation (Conference Room), 1833 N. 105th St., Suite 206, Seattle; free (360-654-4527).

Continuing

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services; $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663).

Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466).

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages; $40 (206-723-4355).

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services; free (206-623-5132).

IDHA — Homeownership education and counseling services in many languages; free (206-623-0122).

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar, includes credit report, free counseling and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside; (425-830-4620).

Real-estate classes

and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs; registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621).

Buyers and sellers Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association; presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro; free (800-792-6005).

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the difference between residential and commercial investments, and ways to get 100 percent financing. Classes in public library once a month by agents from Aatrix Mortgage and RE/MAX; registration required; free (800-228-7494).

Investments — Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by Team Reba; registration required; 6:30-9:30 p.m., $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm).

Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with no money down; presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863).

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment and no closing costs; learn the best buyer-negotiation strategies; registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 11411 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland; free (425-354-1823).

Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy a home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554).

Homebuyers — Learn about strategies, credit issues and zero-down loan programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505).

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733).

Exchanging — Learn how to exchange property without paying taxes, 1031 exchange and more; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537).

Bankruptcy — Instruction on buying property and getting lower interest rate loans after a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Learn how to finance 100 percent of the purchase price without any out-of-pocket money. Any credit repair will be free of charge; registration requested. 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 12515 Bel-Red Road. (Suite 103), Bellevue; free (877-363-2566).

Home selling — Find out how to market homes and get them into shape to sell; Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622).

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Real estate calendar

For the week of Dec. 25 to Dec. 31.

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Dec. 25-31


Real-estate classes, seminars and events


Boost credit scores


WED Find out how to boost your credit rating and get better interest rates for loans and insurance. Learn how to save money and buy a home, even with damaged credit; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Homestead Mortgage, 11411 N.E. 124th St. (Suite 118), Kirkland; free (425-814-1127).


Plan Ahead


Home buying with confidence


TUE and THU Learn the steps to home buying, loan programs, making sure you’re properly represented, negotiating techniques and zero down in this two-evening class, registration required. 6-8:45 p.m., Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-271-1111).


First-time homebuyers


JAN 4 Learn the process of home buying and loan qualification. Find out about zero-down and 80/20 loans, credit scoring and loan-qualifying factors; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association (Room 6), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767 or www.evergreenseminar.com).


Homebuyers workshop


JAN 10 Get Seattle market analysis, free credit report, complimentary homebuyer guide and qualify for government assistance; registration required. 6-8:30 p.m., First Horizon Home Loans, 1700 Westlake Ave. (Suite 600), Seattle; free (206-992-6050).


Homebuyers


JAN 10 and 12 Two-evening class where participants learn how to become market experts, select a real-estate agent, get information on funding, loans and mortgages, the negotiation and closing process and what to do after closing. Earn a house key certificate for a discount toward your next home loan. Registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Capitol Hill Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-764-HOME or www.findinghome.com).


Creative financing


JAN 14 Find out how to get a loan with bad credit and how to get no-cost and zero-down loans. Learn some of the mortgage strategies available to you that can provide more options to buy real estate. Registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Northwest Danish Foundation (Conference Room), 1833 N. 105th St., Suite 206, Seattle; free (360-654-4527).


Ongoing


Nonprofit assistance


ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services; $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663).


Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466).


HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages; $40 (206-723-4355).


International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services; free (206-623-5132).


IDHA — Homeownership education and counseling services in many languages; free (206-623-0122).


Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar, includes credit report, free counseling and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside; (425-830-4620).


Real-estate classes and seminars


Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621).


Buyers and sellers Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association; presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro; free (800-792-6005).


Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the difference between residential and commercial investments, and ways to get 100 percent financing. Classes in public library once a month by agents from Aatrix Mortgage and RE/MAX; registration required; free (425-482-9115).


Investments — Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by Team Reba; registration required; 6:30-9:30 p.m., $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm).


Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with no money down; presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863).


Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment and no closing costs; learn the best buyer-negotiation strategies; registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 11411 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland; free (425-354-1823).


Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy a home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554).


Homebuyers — Learn about strategies, credit issues and zero-down loan programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505).


Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733).


Exchanging — Learn how to exchange property without paying taxes, 1031 exchange and more; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537).


Home selling — Find out how to market homes and get them into shape to sell; Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622).


Investing — Learn to make money by investing in rental properties; find out where to get the money, how to shop for the best deals and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634).


Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Real estate calendar

For the week of Dec. 18 to Dec. 24.

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Dec. 18-24


Real-estate classes, seminars and events


Boost credit scores


Tue Find out how to boost your credit rating and get better loan and insurance rates, and how to save money and buy a home, even with damaged credit; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Homestead Mortgage, 11411 N.E. 124th St. (Suite 118), Kirkland; free (425-814-1127).


Plan Ahead


First-time homebuyers


Jan. 4 Learn how to qualify for a loan and buy a home. Find out about zero-down and 80/20 loans, credit scoring and loan-qualifying factors; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association Room 6, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767 or www.evergreenseminar.com).


Homebuyers workshop


Jan. 10 Get Seattle market analysis, free credit report and a complimentary homebuyer guide; qualify for government assistance; registration required. 6-8:30 p.m., First Horizon Home Loans, 1700 Westlake Ave., Suite 600, Seattle; free (206-992-6050).


Ongoing


Nonprofit assistance


ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)


Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466)


HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 (206-723-4355)


International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services, free (206-623-5132)


IDHA — Homeownership education and counseling services in many languages, free (206-623-0122)


Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar, includes credit report, free counseling and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside (425-830-4620)


Real-estate classes and seminars


Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)


Buyers and sellers Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association; presented by Re/Max Eastside Brokers and Re/Max Metro; free (800-792-6005)


Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the difference between residential and commercial investments and ways to get 100 percent financing. Classes at the public library once a month by agents from Aatrix Mortgage and Re/Max; registration required. free (425-482-9115)


Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with no money down; presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863)


Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment and no closing costs; learn buyer-negotiation strategies; registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 11411 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland; free (425-354-1823)


Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy a home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554)


Homebuyers — Learn about strategies, credit issues and zero-down loan programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505)


Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and requirements for buying a home; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733)


Home selling — Find out how to market homes and get them into shape to sell; Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)


Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Real estate calendar

For the week of Dec. 11 to 17.

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Dec. 11-17


Real-estate classes, seminars and events


Boost credit scores


TUE Find out how to boost your credit rating and get better interest rates for loans and insurance. Learn how to save money and buy a home, even with damaged credit; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Homestead Mortgage, 11411 N.E. 124th St. (Suite 118), Kirkland; free (425-814-1127).


Buying distressed properties


WED Learn how to find and negotiate with distressed-home owners, what mistakes pre-foreclosure investors make and how to avoid them, and how to get a better return than other investors on the same property. Class participants receive free prequalification and a gift certificate good for a free appraisal and credit report; registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Discover U (Northgate), 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle; $45+ $3 materials fee (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org).


Plan Ahead


First-time homebuyers


JAN 4 Learn the process of buying and loan qualification. Find out about zero-down and 80/20 loans, credit scoring and loan-qualifying factors; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association Room 6, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767 or www.evergreenseminar.com).


Ongoing


Nonprofit assistance


ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)


Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466)


HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 (206-723-4355)


International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services, free (206-623-5132)


IDHA — Homeownership education and counseling services in many languages, free (206-623-0122)


Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar, includes credit report, free counseling and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside (425-830-4620)


Real-estate classes and seminars


Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)


Buyers and sellers Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association; presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro; free (800-792-6005)


Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the difference between residential and commercial investments, and ways to get 100 percent financing. Classes in public library once a month by agents from Aatrix Mortgage and RE/MAX; registration required. free (425-482-9115)


Investments — Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by Team Reba; registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)


Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with no money down; presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863)


Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment and no closing costs; learn the best buyer-negotiation strategies; registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 11411 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland; free (425-354-1823)


Homebuyers — Learn about strategies, credit issues and zero-down loan programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505)


Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733)


Investment — Learn how to exchange property without paying taxes; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537)


Home selling — Find out how to market homes and get them into shape to sell; Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)


Investing — Learn to make money by investing in rental properties; find out where to get the money, how to shop for the best deals and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634)


Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Tax-deferred exchanges


Tue Attorney Richard T. Morse gives an overview of tax-deferred exchanges and provides information about income-property loans and real estate; registration required. 7-8:30 p.m., John L. Scott, 18336 Aurora Ave. N. #101, Seattle; free (206-361-1100)


Credit scores


Tue Find out how to boost your credit rating and get lower rates for loans and insurance. Learn how to save money and buy a home, even with damaged credit; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Homestead Mortgage, 11411 N.E. 124th St. (Suite 118), Kirkland; free (425-814-1127)


First-time homebuyers


Tue-Wed Discover in a two-evening class, the steps to home ownership, financing opportunities, zero-down mortgage programs, home inspections and low interest rates for first-time homebuyers; registration required. 6-9 p.m., Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; free (866-600-6466)


Homeownership for low-income families


Wed & Sat Get information from Habitat for Humanity about selection guidelines and qualification for affordable homeownership on the Eastside. 6:30-8:30 p.m., (Dec. 7) and 9-11 a.m. (Dec. 10); St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-869-6007 or www.habitatekc.org)


Ongoing


Nonprofit assistance


ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)


Washington Homeownership Center — Nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466)


International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services, free (206-623-5132)


IDHA — Homeownership education and counseling services in many languages, free (206-623-0122)


Real-estate classes and seminars


Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; information on no down payment, no closing costs; registration requested. Windermere Real Estate instructors, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)


Buyers and sellers Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association; presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro; free (800-792-6005)


Investments — Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by Team Reba; registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)


Home buying — Learn about strategies, credit issues and zero-down loan programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505)


Investment — Learn how to exchange property without paying taxes; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537)


Home selling — Find out how to market homes and get them into shape to sell; Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)


Investing — Learn to make money by investing in rental properties; find out where to get the money, how to shop for the best deals, and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634)


Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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WED Find out how to boost your credit rating and get better interest rates for loans and insurance. Also learn how to save money and buy a home, even with damaged credit; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Homestead Mortgage, 11411 N.E. 124th St. (Suite 118), Kirkland; free (425-814-1127).

First-time homebuyer class

SAT Learn about loan programs, down-payment options and negotiating strategies for buying a home; registration required. 10:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m., University Public Library, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle, free (206-660-4699).

Tax-deferred exchanges

DEC 6 Attorney Richard T. Morse gives an overview of tax-deferred exchanges and provides information about income-property loans and real estate; registration required. 7-8:30 p.m., John L. Scott, 18336 Aurora Ave. N. #101, Seattle; free (206-361-1100).

First-time homebuyer class

DEC 6-7 Discover in a two-evening class the steps to home ownership, financing opportunities, zero-down mortgage programs, home inspections and low interest rates for first-time homebuyers; registration required. 6-9 p.m., Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; free (866-600-6466).

First-time homebuyer class

DEC 7 Learn the process of home-buying and loan qualification made simple. Find out about zero down, 80/20, credit scoring and loan-qualifying factors. Questions are answered in an unbiased format, registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association Room 6, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767 or www.evergreenseminar.com).

Homeownership for low-income families

DEC 7 and 10 Get information from Habitat for Humanity about selection guidelines and qualification for affordable homeownership on the Eastside. 6:30-8:30 p.m., (Dec. 7) and 9-11 a.m. (Dec. 10); St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-869-6007 or www.habitatekc.org).

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Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)

Washington Homeownership Center — Seminars by Washington State Housing Finance Commission at different locations; nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 (206-723-4355)

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services, free (206-623-5132)

IDHA — Homeownership education and counseling services in many languages, free (206-623-0122)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar, includes credit report, free counseling and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside (425-830-4620)

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Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; advance registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)

Buyers and sellers Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance Commission-trained instructors; presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro; free (800-792-6005)

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the difference between residential and commercial investments, and ways to get 100 percent financing. Classes in public library once a month, presented by investor and former CPA Tom Harmer from Aatrix Mortgage and Elodie Morse from RE/MAX. Preregistration required. free (425-482-9115)

Investments — Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by Team Reba. Registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)

Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with no money down; presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863)

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment and no closing costs; learn the best buyer-negotiation strategies; registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 11411 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland; free (425-354-1823)

Homebuyers — Learn about strategies, credit issues and zero-down loan programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505)

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733)

Investment — Learn how to exchange property without paying taxes; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537)

Home selling — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell; Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)

Investing — Learn to make money by investing in rental properties; find out where to get the money, how to shop for the best deals and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication, and all homebuyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Boost credit scores


Nov. 30 Find out how to boost your credit rating and get better interest rates for loans and insurance. Also learn how to save money and buy a home, even with damaged credit, registration required. 7-9 p.m., Homestead Mortgage, 11411 N.E. 124th St. (Suite 118), Kirkland; free (425-814-1127)


First-time homebuyer class


Dec. 3 Learn about the buying process, loan programs, down-payment options and negotiating strategies for buying a home; registration required. 10:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m., University Public Library, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle, free (206-660-4699)


First-time homebuyer class


Dec. 6-7 Find out about the steps to home ownership, homebuyer financing opportunities, zero-down mortgage programs, home inspections, low interest rates for first-time homebuyers; registration required. 6-9 p.m., Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; free (866-600-6466)


First-time homebuyer class


Dec. 7 Learn the process of home buying and loan qualification made simple. Find out about zero down, 80/20, credit scoring and loan qualifying factors. Questions are answered in an unbiased format, registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association (Room Six), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767 or www.evergreenseminar.com)


Ongoing


Nonprofit assistance


ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)


Washington Homeownership Center — Seminars by Washington State Housing Finance Commission at different locations; nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466)


HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 (206-723-4355)


International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services, free (206-623-5132)


IDHA — Homeownership education and counseling services in many languages, free (206-623-0122)


Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar, includes credit report, free counseling and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside (425-830-4620)


Real-estate classes and seminars


Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; advance registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)


Buyers and sellers Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance Commission-trained instructors; presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro; free (800-792-6005)


Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the five profit centers of real estate, the difference between residential and commercial investments, and ways to get 100 percent financing. Classes in public library once a month, presented by investor and former CPA Tom Harmer from Aatrix Mortgage and Elodie Morse from RE/MAX. Preregistration required. free (425-482-9115)


Investments — Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA. Registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)


Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with no money down; presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863)


Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment and no closing costs; learn the best buyer negotiation strategies; registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 11411 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland; free (425-354-1823)


Homebuyers — Learn about strategies, credit issues and zero-down loan programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505)


Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733)


Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and how to exchange property without paying taxes; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537)


Home selling — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell; Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)


Investing — Learn to make money by investing in rental properties; find out where to get the money, how to shop for the best deals and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634)


Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication, and all homebuyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Homebuyers


Sun . Instructors and investors will discuss home finance, how to find a good investment and how to get started. Registration required. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Northgate Plaza Building, 9709 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-355-9337).


Real-estate investment


Wed Learn financial analysis, taxation, planning essentials and how to assemble a team of professionals. Registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center (Room 6), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm).


Profit from rental property


Thu Learn how to make profits with or without lease options, techniques to increase profits with current tenants, and ways to buy distressed homes before they become foreclosures. Registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle; $45 + $3 materials fee (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org).


First-time home sellers


Thu From staging and marketing to selecting offers and closing costs, learn how to avoid common pitfalls when selling your home. Earn a certificate for a discount toward your next home loan. Registration required. 6 p.m., Golf Savings Bank, 6100 219th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace; free (425-673-8260).


Homebuyers


Sat Learn how to become an expert on your market; select a real-estate agent; get information on funding, loans and mortgages; navigate the negotiation and closing process; and what to do after you close. Earn a discount toward your next home loan. Registration required. 10:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Capitol Hill Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-764-HOME or www.findinghome.com).


Homebuyers


Sat Earn a homebuyer certificate and get information on below-market interest rate programs, down-payment assistance programs and zero-down-payment loans. Understand the homebuying process from start to move-in. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Issaquah Fire Station, 190 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah; free (206-718-1550).


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Homebuyers


Nov 13 Class on how to find and finance your first home. Learn about first-time buyer loan programs, financing options and making a good investment. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Northgate Plaza Building, 9709 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-818-3100 or www.myhomeclass.com).


Ongoing


Nonprofit assistance


ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)


Washington Homeownership Center — Seminars by Washington State Housing Finance Commission at different locations; nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466)


HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 (206-723-4355)


International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit agency providing multilingual housing-related services, free (206-623-5132)


Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar, includes credit report, free counseling and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside (425-830-4620)


Real-estate classes and seminars


Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; advance registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621).


Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the five profit centers of real estate, the difference between residential and commercial investments and ways to get 100 percent financing. Monthly classes presented by investor Tom Harmer from Aatrix Mortgage and Elodie Morse from RE/MAX. Preregistration required. free (425-482-9115).


Investments — Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA. Registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)


Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with no money down; presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863)


Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy a home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554)


Homebuyers — Learn about strategies, credit issues and zero-down loan programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505)


Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733)


Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and how to exchange property without paying taxes; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537)


Home sellers — Learn how to market homes and get them ready to sell; Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622).


Investing — Learn about investing in rental properties; where to get the money, how to shop for the best deals and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634).


Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication, and all homebuyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Homebuying seminar


Wed Comprehensive seminar covering all aspects of homebuying. Buyers and small investors are welcome. Find out how the loan-preapproval process works and how to clean up your credit. Registration required. 6:30-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 888 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-462-1400)


Preforeclosure deals


Wed Learn how to find and negotiate preforeclosure deals, optimize profit on each transaction, and buy short sales from the bank. Registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle; $45 (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org)


First-time homebuyer class


Wed Learn about the homebuying process and about qualifying for a loan. Find out about no-down-payment loans, 80/20 loans, credit scoring and loan-qualifying factors. Registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association (Room Six), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767 or www.evergreenseminar.com)


Building a home


Wed An educational seminar on construction lending; registration required. 6-8:30 p.m., Master Builders’ Association of King County, 335 116th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-635-5817)


Appealing property taxes


Sat Find out how to lower your property taxes and appeal your assessment, and learn how the assessor’s office determines your property value; registration required. 9 a.m.-noon, Bellevue Community College (North Campus), 10700 Northrup Way, Bellevue; $39 (425-564-2263 or www.conted.bcc.ctc.edu)


Buying with confidence


Tue and Thu Learn the steps to buying a home, getting a loan, making sure you’re properly represented. This class will qualify participants for the State Bond Program; registration required. 6-8:45 p.m., Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave., Seattle (206-271-1111)


Continuing


Nonprofit assistance


ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)


Washington Homeownership Center — Seminars by Washington State Housing Finance Commission at different locations; nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466)


IDHA — Homeownership education and counseling services in many multi-languages, free (206-623-0122)


Real-estate classes and seminars


Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; advance registration requested. Presented by Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621).


Investments — Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA. Registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)


Home selling — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell; Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622).


Investing — Learn to make money by investing in rental properties; find out how to shop for the best deals and crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634).


Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication, and all homebuyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Real-estate classes, seminars and events

Homebuyer class

Sat Classes allow buyers to qualify for lower rates through the Washington House Key program; registration required. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle; free (206-214-8726 or www.evergreenedu.com)

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Careers In Home Inspection

Tue Examine blueprints, diagnostic equipment, photographs and reports while learning how to work effectively with clients, selling and listing agents, lenders, title companies and contractors; registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle; $44 (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org)

First-time homebuyer class

Tue and Wed Find out about the steps to home ownership, including financing opportunities, home inspections, low interest rates for first-time buyers; registration required. 6-9 p.m., Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-216-3430)

Homebuyer workshop

Tue and Thu Two-part class talks about the Seattle market; get a free credit report and a homebuying guide; registration required. 6-8:30 p.m., U.S. Bank, 1023 N.E. 63rd St., Seattle; free (206-992-6050)

Boosting credit scores

Tue Find out how to boost your credit rating and get lower rates for loans and insurance; learn how to buy a home, even with damaged credit; registration required. 7-9 p.m., Homestead Mortgage, 11411 N.E. 124th St. (Suite 118), Kirkland; free (425-814-1127)

Buying New Construction

Wed Discuss negotiating, handling construction delays, picking a lot. Learn about warranties, construction, loans, costs, upgrades and inspections; registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Karman Executive Center, Suite 100, 40 Lake Bellevue, Bellevue; $49 (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org)

Buying foreclosed property

Thu Discover how to find bargain properties. Learn how to buy property at a trustee sale, determine value, research the title, and check for judgments or liens. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle, $45 + $3 materials fee (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org)

Homebuying insight

Thu Learn what laws control buying and selling a home, how using a lawyer could save you money, and how the buying process works. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association, Room 6, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-357-4222 or www.lawofficeofcraigblackmon.com)

Investors conference

Fri-Sun Specialists discuss how to build wealth; topics include secrets to lease options, tax strategies, auctions and foreclosures. All day, times vary, Doubletree Airport Hotel, 18740 International Blvd., Seattle; $69-$219 (425-458-4797 or www.fortunemakersseminars.com)

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Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)

Washington Homeownership Center — Seminars by Washington State Housing Finance Commission at different locations; nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 (206-723-4355)

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit homeownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and Chinese dialects, free (206-623-0122)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly homebuying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance Commission-trained instructors; presented by Re/Max Eastside Brokers and Re/Max Metro; free (800-792-6005)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar, includes credit report, free counseling and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside (425-830-4620)

Real-estate classes and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; advance registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor; classes in public library once a month. Preregistration required; free (425-482-9115)

Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with no money down; presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863)

Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554)

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and requirements for buying housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733)

Home selling — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell; Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)

Real Estate Calendar submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all homebuyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of Oct. 9-15.

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Real-estate classes, seminars and events

Credit scores

Tue Find out how to boost your credit rating and get better interest rates for loans and insurance. Also learn how to save money and buy a home, even with damaged credit. Registration required. 7-9 p.m., Homestead Mortgage, 11411 N.E. 124th St. (Suite 118), Kirkland; free (425-814-1127).

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Homebuying seminar

Tue Comprehensive seminar covering all aspects of homebuying. Buyers and small investors are welcome. Find out about preapproval process for bank loans and cleaning up your credit. Registration required. 6:30-8 p.m., Whole Food Market, 888 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-462-1400 or www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores).

Real-estate investment

Wed Learn financial analysis, taxation, planning essentials and how to assemble a team of professionals. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center (Room Six), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm).

Real-estate appraisers

Thu Find out what’s involved in home appraisal, the pros and cons of the profession, the requirements to become an appraiser, and the income potential of the job; registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle; $44 + $1 materials fee (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org).

Core curriculum class

Sat Classes allow buyers to qualify for lower rates through the Washington House Key program; registration required. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Seattle Community College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle, free (206-214-8726 or www.evergreenedu.com)

Investment property

Sat Learn about investment property, picking the right one and more, presented by a real-estate agent, mortgage banker and financial planner; registration suggested. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Barlee’s, 7929 Lake Ballinger Way, Edmonds, free (425-775-9582 or 206-227-5210).

Ongoing

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)

Washington Homeownership Center — Seminars by Washington State Housing Finance Commission at different locations; nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 (206-723-4355)

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit homeownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and Chinese dialects, free (206-623-0122)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly homebuying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance Commission-trained instructors; presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro; free (800-792-6005)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar, includes credit report, free counseling, and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside (425-830-4620)

Real-estate classes and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; advance registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the five profit centers of real estate, the difference between residential and commercial investments, and ways to get 100 percent financing. Classes in public library once a month, presented by investor and former CPA Tom Harmer from Aatrix Mortgage and Elodie Morse from RE/MAX. Preregistration required. free (425-482-9115)

Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with no money down; presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863)

Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn the best negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554).

Homebuyers — Learn about strategies, credit issues and zero-down loan programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505)

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733)

Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537)

Home selling — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell, Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)

Investing — Learn to build real wealth by investing in rental properties; find out where to get the money, how to shop for the best deals, and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all homebuyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of Oct. 2-8.

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Selling your own home

Wed Sell your home by learning about home preparation, buyer negotiations, closing processes and expenses. A professional agent shares information on escrow companies, title insurance and new tax laws, registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Karman Executive Center, 40 Lake Bellevue (Suite 100), Bellevue, $49 (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org)

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Find real-estate deals

Thu Find out how to locate the right home or investment property, locate which neighborhoods are turning around, find a home where you’ll have instant equity, discover creative financing options, registration required. 6:30-9 p.m., Northwest Lending Real Estate, 7016 Woodland Ave. N.E., Seattle, $45 (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org)

Real-estate seminar

Thu and Oct 13 Three-part series on mortgage management, creative financing and construction loans; registration required. 6:30 p.m., Northwest Danish Foundation, 1833 N. 105th St., Suite 206, Seattle, free (360-654-4527)

Condominium buying

Sat Class about condominiums, providing information on getting a loan, what to expect from a real-estate agent, investigating a unit, special assessments, dues, operation, pricing and more, registration required, 1-3:30 p.m., Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle, free (425-453-7066 or www.washingtonstatehousing.com)

First-time homebuyers

Sat Learn about the buying process, loan programs, down-payment options and negotiating strategies for buying a home; registration required. 10 a.m., University Public Library, 5909 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle, free (206-660-4699).

Investing

Sat-Sun Learn how to find, pay for and manage investment property; registration required. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Marriott Redmond Town Center, 7401 164th Ave. N.E., Redmond, free (206-550-4242 or www.reachreturns.com).

Ongoing

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)

Washington Homeownership Center — Seminars by Washington State Housing Finance Commission at different locations; nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 (206-723-4355)

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit homeownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and Chinese dialects, free (206-623-0122)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly homebuying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance Commission-trained instructors; presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro; free (800-792-6005)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar, includes credit report, free counseling, and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside (425-830-4620)

Real-estate classes and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; advance registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the five profit centers of real estate, the difference between residential and commercial investments, and ways to get 100 percent financing. Classes in public library once a month, presented by investor and former CPA Tom Harmer from Aatrix Mortgage and Elodie Morse from RE/MAX. Preregistration required. free (425-482-9115)

Investments — Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA. Registration required. 6:30 p.m., $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)

Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with no money down; presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863)

Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn the best negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554)

Homebuyers — Learn about strategies, credit issues and zero-down loan programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505)

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733)

Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537)

Home sellers — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape; Windermere Real Estate, registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)

Investing — Learn to build wealth by investing in rental properties, find out where to get the money, how to shop for the best deals and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all homebuyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Classes, seminars and events

Investing in apartment buildings

Tue Learn the keys to financing and market analysis and find out how to add value to your properties. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle, $45 plus $2 materials fee (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org)

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Homebuying seminar

Tue Comprehensive seminar covering all aspects of homebuying. Buyers and small investors welcome. Find out about preapproval process for bank loans, registration required. 6:30-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 888 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-462-1400 or www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores)

Creative financing

Wed Course shows people how to get properties with very little money. Learn how professional investors structure deals to maximize profit and cash flow. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle, $45 plus $3 materials fee (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org)

Development issues

Thu Explore development issues including zoning restrictions, environmental impact, variances, zero-lot line revision, platting, Growth and Shoreline Management acts. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle, $45 (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org)

First-time homebuyer class

Sat Learn about what loan choices are available and how to buy with little upfront costs. Opportunity to earn a certificate for possible loan discounts; registration required. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., First Horizon Building, 12900 N.E. 182nd St., Bothell, free (425-354-1823)

Real-estate seminar

Oct. 6, 13 Three-part series on mortgage management, creative financing and construction loans; registration required. 6:30 p.m., Northwest Danish Foundation, 1833 N. 105th St., Suite 206, Seattle, free (360-654-4527)

Ongoing

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)

Washington Homeownership Center — Seminars by Washington State Housing Finance Commission at different locations; nonprofit referral service providing sources for first-time homebuyers with low to moderate incomes; free (866-600-6466)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling; $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 (206-723-4355)

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit homeownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and Chinese dialects, free (206-623-0122)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly homebuying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance Commission-trained instructors; presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro; free (800-792-6005)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar, includes credit report, free counseling, and information about 10 buyer mistakes to avoid; Saturday classes in Seattle and on the Eastside (425-830-4620)

Classes and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; advance registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the five profit centers of real estate, the difference between residential and commercial investments, and ways to get 100 percent financing. Classes in public library once a month, presented by investor and former CPA Tom Harmer from Aatrix Mortgage and Elodie Morse from RE/MAX. Preregistration required. free (425-482-9115)

Investments — Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA. Registration required. 6:30 p.m., $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)

Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with no money down; presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863)

Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn the best negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554).

Homebuyers — Learn about credit issues and zero-down loan programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505)

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733)

Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537)

Home sellers — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell; Windermere Real Estate, registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)

Investing — Learn to build real wealth by investing in rental properties, find out where to get the money, how to shop for the best deals, and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all homebuyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of Sept. 11-17

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Real-estate classes, seminars and events

Instructor development workshop

Mon-Tue Students will learn methods of instruction for time management and classroom diversity. This workshop is for title, escrow, mortgage and real-estate professionals seeking to satisfy state guidelines, become a real-estate instructor or improve their oral communication skills. Registration required. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. both days, Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle, $425 (425-673-1525 or www.bpiconsulting.net).

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Attorney’s insight on home buying

Tue Learn from an attorney what laws and legal principles control the purchase or sale of a home, how using a lawyer can save you money and how the process works. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association (Room Six), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-357-4222 or www.lawofficeofcraigblackmon.com).

Real-estate investment analysis

Thu Class that illustrates and explains all the quantitative and qualitative analysis tools including: interest factor in financing, income-capitalization methods and discounted cash-flow analysis. Learn about financing considerations for various commercial properties and more. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle, $45 + $2 materials fee (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org). (CQ)

Home-inspectors education

Fri-Sat American Society of Home Inspectors seminar. Topics reviewed include carpenter ants, identifying meth labs, avoiding litigation, safety glazing, electrical problems. Registration required. Marriott Redmond Town Center, 7401 164th Ave., Redmond, $275 to $425 (425-290-9964 or www.ashiww.com)

Condominium buying

Sat Class specifically about condominiums; provides information on getting a loan, what to expect from a realtor, investigating a unit, special assessments, dues, operation, pricing and more. Registration required. 1-3:30 p.m., Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle, $49 (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org).

First-time homebuyers

Sat Learn about the complete home process from selecting an agent to mortgages. Class assists with first-time home-buyer loan-assistance programs, registration required, 10:15 a.m.-4 p.m., West Seattle Library, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle; free. (206-617-9357).

Core curriculum class

Sat Instructor-taught classes that will allow buyers to qualify for lower rates through the Washington House Key program. Registration required. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Seattle Community College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle; free (206-214-8726 or www.evergreenedu.com)

Continuing

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663).

Washington Homeownership Center — Seminars by Washington State Housing Finance Commission at different locations and nonprofit referral service providing sources for low- to moderate-income, first-time homebuyers; free (866-600-6466).

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling, $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 (206-723-4355).

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit homeownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and various Chinese dialects; free (206-623-0122).

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance Commission-trained instructors, presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro; free (800-792-6005).

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar that includes workbook, credit report, learn 10 buyer mistakes to avoid, free counseling, Saturday classes in Seattle and Eastside. (425-830-4620).

Real-estate classes and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; advance registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621).

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn 100 percent financing techniques. See the difference between residential and commercial investments, classes in public library once a month, presented by investor and former CPA Tom Harmer from Aatrix Mortgage and Elodie Morse from RE/MAX. Preregistration required. Free (425-482-9115).

Investments — Discover how to do the financial due diligence for a profitable real-estate investment. Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA. Registration required. 6:30 p.m.; $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm).

Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with zero down; property types include single-family and two- to four-unit properties, presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863).

Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn the best negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554).

Homebuyers — Learn strategies, credit issues and zero-down programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505).

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733).

Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537).

Home sellers — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell, Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622).

Investing — Learn to build real wealth by savvy investing in rental properties, find out about cost, where to get the money, how to shop for the best deals and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634).

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all homebuyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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First-time homebuyer class

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Sept 7 Seminar on what to know before buying a house; learn the difference between 100 percent financing and 80/20 programs, and discuss the pros and cons of various loan programs; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center (Room Six), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767).

Strategies for empty nesters and their children

Sept 10 Learn what to expect from today’s real-estate contract. Find out about reverse mortgages and other strategies for using your home to afford long-term care. Class is for empty nesters who are downsizing and the children of transitioning parents, registration required. 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association (Room Three), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-706-6562 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm).

Home-inspectors education

Sept 16-17 American Society of Home Inspectors seminar. Topics reviewed include carpenter ants, identifying meth labs, avoiding litigation, safety glazing and electrical problems; registration required. Marriott Redmond Town Center, 7401 164th Ave., Redmond, $275 to $425 (425-290-9964 or www.ashiww.com).

Core curriculum class

Sept 17 Class allows buyers to qualify for lower rates through the Washington House Key program; registration required. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Seattle Community College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle, free (206-214-8726 or www.evergreenedu.com).

Continuing

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663).

Washington Homeownership Center — Seminars by Washington State Housing Finance Commission at different locations and nonprofit referral service providing sources for low- to moderate-income, first-time homebuyers. Free (866-600-6466).

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling, $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages. $40 (206-723-4355).

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit homeownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and various Chinese dialects; free (206-623-0122).

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance Commission-trained instructors, presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro; free (800-792-6005).

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar that includes workbook, credit report, information on 10 buyer mistakes to avoid, free counseling; Saturday classes in Seattle and Eastside; (425-830-4620).

Real-estate classes and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; advance registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621).

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn 100 percent financing techniques and four different wealth-accumulation strategies, see the difference between residential and commercial investments. Classes in public library once a month, presented by investor and former CPA Tom Harmer from Aatrix Mortgage and Elodie Morse from RE/MAX; preregistration required. Free (425-482-9115).

Investments — Discover how to do the financial due diligence for a profitable real-estate investment. Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA; registration required. 6:30 p.m.; $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm).

Investments — Learn how to purchase investment property with zero down; property types include single-family and two- to four-unit properties, presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863).

Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn the best negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554).

Homebuyers — Learn strategies, credit issues and zero-down programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505).

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733).

Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537).

Home sellers — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell, Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622).

Investing — Learn to build real wealth by savvy investing in rental properties, find out about cost, how to shop for the best deals and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634).

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all homebuyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Real-estate classes, seminars and events

Homebuyer class

Sun Find out how to finance your first home, learn about special first-time homebuyer loan programs, financing options and how to make a good investment; registration required. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Bothell Fire Station 45, 1608 217th Place S.E., Bothell; free (206-818-3100 or www.myhomeclass.com).

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Core curriculum class

Thu A clock-hour review class for real-estate agents where participants will learn the basic legal issues in agency, fair housing, environmental concerns, license law, administrative rules, miscellaneous changes, predatory lending and the do-not-call registry; registration required. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle, $55-$75 (425-820-3277 or www.nwrealtor.com).

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First-time homebuyer class

Wed Seminar on what to know before buying a house; learn the difference between 100 percent financing and 80/20 programs; discuss the pros and cons of various loan programs; registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center (Room Six), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767).

Strategies for empty nesters and their children

Sat Learn what to expect from today’s real-estate contract. Learn strategies such as reverse mortgages as a way to use your home to afford long-term care. Class is for empty-nesters who are downsizing and for the children of transitioning parents. Registration required. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association (Room Three), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-706-6562 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm).

Continuing

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663).

Community Home Ownership Center — Nonprofit information and referral service for low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers, clients are referred to classes sponsored by Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Free (800-317-2918).

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling, $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 (206-723-4355).

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit home-ownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and various Chinese dialects; free (206-623-0122).

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar. Learn 10 buyer mistakes to avoid, free counseling, Saturday classes in Seattle and Eastside. (425-830-4620.

Real-estate classes and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; advance registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621).

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the five profit centers of real estate, 100 percent financing techniques and four different wealth-accumulation strategies, see the difference between residential and commercial investments, classes in public library once a month, presented by investor and former CPA Tom Harmer from Aatrix Mortgage and Elodie Morse from RE/MAX; preregistration required. Free (425-482-9115).

Investments — In this “no fluff” class, discover how to make your real-estate investment a profitable one. Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA; registration required. 6:30 p.m.; $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm).

Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with zero down; property types include single-family and two- to four-unit properties, presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863).

Fire Your Landlord — Two-part seminar that qualifies first-time homebuyers for below-market interest rates. Classes include information on state bond and down-payment programs including House Key Plus Seattle, USDA, FHA, VA, interest-only, finding reasonable interest rates and terms, sponsored by United Guarantee Insurance; registration required. 6:45-9:15 p.m., Tuesdays, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634).

Homebuyer seminar — In this two-part seminar, learn how to negotiate and how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; registration requested. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554).

Homebuyers — Learn strategies, credit issues and zero-down programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505).

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs, Washington state housing and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733).

Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes; Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537).

Home sellers — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell, Windermere Real Estate. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622).

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all homebuyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of July 31-Aug. 6

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First-time homebuyer class

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Wed Learn the difference between 100 percent financing and 80/20 programs, discuss the pros and cons of various loan programs, registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center (Room Six), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767).

Homebuyer class

Wed The Hopelink-sponsored seminar will include information on steps to home ownership, credit issues, price negotiation, home inspection, loan closing and more, registration required. 6-8:30 p.m., Hopelink, 14812 Main St., Bellevue; free (425-869-6000 or www.hope-link.org).

Buy with little down

Thu Find out how to get your home ready for sale: learn about financing; no-down-payment loans, interest-only loans; agencies; qualities to look for in homes; and agents, registration required. 6:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Bank, 14500 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-362-4169).

Homebuyer class

Sat Learn about topics important to home buying, such as how banks qualify buyers, choose a lender, get the best interest rate, qualify for state home-buying assistance programs, select an agent, avoid common home-buying mistakes and write an offer; also learn the three stages of closing and more; registration required. 10:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Capitol Hill Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-764-HOME or www.findinghome.com).

First-time homebuyer class

Sat Topics include buying with no money down and no closing costs, learn the best strategies for negotiating with the seller, registration required. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., First Horizon Building, 12900 N.E. 180th St., Bothell; free (425-354-1823).

Seattle Street of Dreams

Through Aug. 14 Seattle Street of Dreams is the nation’s largest attended one-site luxury home and garden tour, where the latest trends in building, interior design, landscaping, technology and architectural ideas are all on one street. Each show home displays the products and services of selected Puget Sound-area luxury homebuilders, interior designers, architects, craftspeople and landscapers. Each home and its furnishings are for sale during the show, which raises money for local charities. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Woodinville High School parking lot, 19819 136th Ave. N.E., Woodinville; $14.50-$17.50 (206-654-HOME or www.seattlestreetofdreams.com).

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Homebuyer

Sun Find out how to finance your first home, learn about special first-time homebuyer loan programs, financing options and how to make a good investment, registration required, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 9709 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-818-3100 or www.myhomeclass.com).

Continuing

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling, free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663).

Community Home Ownership Center — Nonprofit information and referral service for low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers, clients are referred to classes sponsored by Washington State Housing Finance Commission. free (800-317-2918).

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling, $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 (206-723-4355).

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit homeownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and various Chinese dialects; free (206-623-0122).

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance commission-trained instructors, presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro; free (800-792-6005).

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar that includes workbook, credit report, learn 10 buyer mistakes to avoid, free counseling, Saturday classes in Seattle and Eastside. (425-830-4620).

Real-estate classes and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; advance registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621).

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the five profit centers of real estate, 100 percent financing techniques and four different wealth-accumulation strategies, see the difference between residential and commercial investments, classes in public library once a month, presented by investor and former CPA Tom Harmer from Aatrix Mortgage and Elodie Morse from RE/MAX, pre-registration required; free (425-482-9115).

Investments — In this “no-fluff” class, discover how to do the financial due diligence necessary to make your real-estate investment a profitable one. Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA, registration required. 6:30 p.m.; $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm).

Investments — Learn how to purchase investment property with zero down; property types include single-family and two- to four-unit properties, presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863).

Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn the best negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554).

Homebuyers — Learn strategies, credit issues and zero-down programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505).

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs, Washington state housing and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733).

Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537).

Home sellers — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell, Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622).

Investing — Learn to build real wealth by savvy investing in rental properties, find out about cost, where to get the money, how to shop for the best deals and how to crunch the numbers; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of month, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634).

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all homebuyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of July 24-30.

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Buying and selling

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Tue Get practical information about buying or selling a home, including how to find an agent, what is affordable, what to look for, how much to offer, kinds of loans and lenders; registration required. 6-9 p.m., South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $39 (206-764-5339 or www.southseattle.edu)

Home-buying strategies

Sat Understand the home-buying process from preapproval to move-in day, learn about negotiation and maximizing your home’s value, find out more on loan programs, below-market interest-rate options and down-payment assistance information, registration required. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., HomeStreet Bank, 130 Andover Park E., Suite 101, Tukwila; free (206-769-8175)

Seattle Street of Dreams

Through Aug 14 Seattle Street of Dreams is the nation’s largest attended one-site luxury home and garden tour, where the latest trends in building, interior design, landscaping, technology and architectural ideas are all on one street. Each show home displays the products and services of selected Puget Sound-area luxury-home builders, interior designers, architects, craftspeople and landscapers. Each home and its furnishings are for sale during the show, which raises funds for local charities. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Woodinville High School (parking lot), 19819 136th Ave. N.E., Woodinville; $14.50-$17.50 (206-654-HOME or www.seattlestreetofdreams.com)

Plan Ahead

First-time homebuyers

Aug 3 Home-buying seminar on what to know before buying a house; learn the difference between 100 percent financing and 80/20 programs, discuss the pros and cons of various loan programs, registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center (Room 6), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (425-576-3767)

Continuing

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling; free home-buyer-counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)

Community Home Ownership Center — Nonprofit information and referral service for low- and moderate-income first-time home buyers; refers clients to classes sponsored by Washington State Housing Finance Commission. free (800-317-2918)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling. $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages. $40 ( 206-723-4355)

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit home ownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and various Chinese dialects. free (206-623-0122)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance commission-trained instructors, presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro. free (800-792-6005)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free home-buyer seminar that includes workbook, credit report, learn 10 buyer mistakes to avoid, free counseling, Saturday classes in Seattle and Eastside. (425-830-4620)

Real-estate classes

and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies home buyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; advance registration requested. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the five profit centers of real estate, 100 percent financing techniques and four different wealth-accumulation strategies, see the difference between residential and commercial investments, classes in public library once a month, presented by investor and former CPA, Tom Harmer from Aatrix Mortgage and Elodie Morse from RE/MAX, preregistration required. free (425-482-9115)

Investments — In this “no-fluff” class, discover how to do the financial due diligence necessary to make your real-estate investment a profitable one. Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA, registration required. 6:30 p.m. $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)

Investments — Learn how to purchase investment property with zero down; property types include single-family and two- to four-unit properties, presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland, free (425-417-3863)

Fire Your Landlord — Two-part seminar that qualifies first-time homebuyers for below-market interest rates, classes include information on state bond and down-payment programs including USDA, FHA, VA, interest-only, finding reasonable interest rates and terms, sponsored by United Guarantee Insurance, registration required. 6:45-9:15 p.m., Tuesdays, CityBank Home Loan Center, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, free (425-885-2634)

Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn the best negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-681-4554)

Homebuyers — Learn strategies, credit issues and zero-down programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (206-795-3505)

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs, Washington state housing and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland, free (425-822-6733)

Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Wilson Realty Exchange; registration requested. 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle, free (Pre-register: 206-216-3537)

Home sellers — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell, Windermere Real Estate; registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2622)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all home-buyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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For the week of June 26-July 2

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Fair-housing training

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Tue The Fair Housing Partners of Washington has new fair-housing training for real-estate professionals. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30-$50 (425-820-3277 or www.metrokc.gov/dias/ocre/newbook.htm)

Become a real-estate agent

Wed Course gives basics needed to become an agent, including required education, testing and licensing, income expectations, transitioning from present job. Pre-registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle, $44 +$2 materials fee (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org)

Real-estate financing

Wed Gain a practical understanding of real-estate finances from a loan officer’s perspective. Topics include good-faith estimates and settlement statements, when to pay discount fees, how interest rates are calculated and affected by your loan qualifications, the truth about no-costs loans and more. Registration required, 6-8:30 p.m., Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St., Redmond, free-$10 (425-828-9564 or www.reapsweb.com)

Become a real-estate appraiser

Thu Learn about the profession and what it takes to become a state licensed appraiser. Topics include the requirements for entering this career, the history of appraisal and more. Registration required, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Northway East Building, 2150 N. 107th St., Seattle, $44 +$1 materials fee (206-365-0400 or www.discoveru.org)

Ongoing

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing Corp. — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling; free homebuyer counseling services, $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)

Community Home Ownership Center — Nonprofit information and referral service for low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers; refers clients to classes sponsored by Washington State Housing Finance Commission, free (800-317-2918)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling, $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 ( 206-723-4355)

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit homeownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and various Chinese dialects, free (206-623-0122)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance commission-trained instructors, presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro. free (800-792-6005)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar that includes workbook, credit report. Learn 10 buyer mistakes to avoid. Free counseling. Saturday classes in Seattle and Eastside. (425-830-4620)

Real-estate classes and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates. Classes include buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable rates and terms. Advance registration requested. Sponsored by Washington State House Finance Commission and Republic Mortgage Insurance. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the five profit centers of real estate, ways to get 100 percent financing, strategies to accumulate wealth, and the difference between residential and commercial investments. Pre-registration requested. 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays of every month, 6161 N.E. 175th, Suite 204, Kenmore, free (425-482-9115)

Investments — In this “no-fluff” class, discover how to do the financial due diligence to make your real-estate investment a profitable one. Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA. Registration required. 6:30 p.m. $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)

Investments — Learn how to buy investment property with zero down; property types include single-family and two- to four-unit properties, presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland, free (425-417-3863)

Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates. Learn about today’s market and the best negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-681-4554)

Homebuyers — Learn strategies, credit issues and zero-down programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage. Pre-registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (206-795-3505)

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar that provides information on topics including credit reports, loan programs, Washington state housing and what is required to buy housing. Presented by Eagle Home Mortgage. Pre-registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland, free (425-822-6733)

Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Wilson Realty Exchange. Advance registration requested. 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle, free (Pre-register: 206-216-3537)

Home sellers — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell, Windermere Real Estate. Advance registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2622)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all home-buyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Buy homes with little down

Thu Learn how to get your home ready for sale, learn about financing, no-down-payment loans, interest-only loans, agencies, what to look for in homes and agents; preregistration required, Wells Fargo Bank (Greenwood). 14500 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle, free (206-362-4169)

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Homebuyer seminar

Sat Turn your home buying and lending questions into answers, learn strategies to have your offer accepted in today’s market and receive homebuyer certification from Washington State Housing Finance Commission; registration required. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., PCC Greenlake, 7504 Aurora Ave., Seattle, free (206-920-7251)

Continuing

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loa1n counseling; free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)

Community Home Ownership Center — Nonprofit information and referral service for low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers; refers clients to classes sponsored by Washington State Housing Finance Commission. free (800-317-2918)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling, $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages. $40 ( 206-723-4355)

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit home-ownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and various Chinese dialects. free (206-623-0122)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home-buying seminar endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance commission-trained instructors, presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro. free (800-792-6005)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar that includes workbook, credit report, learn 10 buyer mistakes to avoid, free counseling, Saturday classes in Seattle and Eastside. (425-830-4620)

Real-estate classes and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates and terms; advance registration requested. Sponsored by Washington State House Finance Commission and Republic Mortgage Insurance. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the five profit centers of real estate, ways to get 100 percent financing, strategies to accumulate wealth, and the difference between residential and commercial investments; preregistration requested. 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays of every month, 6161 N.E. 175th, Suite 204, Kenmore, free (425-482-9115)

Investments — In this “no-fluff” class, discover how to do the financial due diligence necessary to make your real-estate investment a profitable one. Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA; registration required. 6:30 p.m., $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)

Investments — Learn how to purchase investment property with zero down; property types include single-family and two- to four-unit properties, presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland, free (425-417-3863)

Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn about today’s market and the best negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-681-4554)

Homebuyers — Learn strategies, credit issues and zero-down programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; preregistration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (206-795-3505)

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar that provides information on topics including credit reports, loan programs, Washington state housing and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; preregistration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland, free (425-822-6733)

Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Wilson Realty Exchange; advance registration requested. 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle, free (Preregister: 206-216-3537)

Home sellers — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell, Windermere Real Estate; advance registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2622)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all homebuyer classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Real Estate for Dummies seminar

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Sun Information and education for first-time homebuyers on government and private grant and loan products, down-payment assistance, real estate and agents. Preregistration required. 9709 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle, free (206-818-3100 or www.realestatefordummies.net)

Homebuyer course

Tue A comprehensive seminar for homebuyers and sellers that will cover all aspects of homebuying and include information on pre-approval for bank loans. Small investors are welcome. Registration requested. Whole Foods Market, 1026 N.E. 64th St., Seattle, free (206-985-1500 or www.wholefoodmarket.com)

Fair-housing training

Wed The Fair Housing Partners of Washington are offering fair-housing training for real-estate professionals. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $30-$50 (425-820-3277 or www.metrokc.gov/dias/ocre/ newbook.htm)

First-time homebuyer

Thu and Sat Workshop sponsored by Evergreen Education Center where people can learn about the Seattle market, loans to fit different people, and options for first-time homebuyers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thu. and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St., free (206-774-7525)

Educated-buyer class

Thu and Sat Learn how to manage the homebuying process and maximize homebuying dollars, and find out about special loan programs. Registration required. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thu. and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sat., HomeStreet Bank, 10047 Main St., free (425-453-7633)

Homebuyer education

Sat Learn how to qualify for below-market interest rates and down-payment assistance, how to read your credit report, how to choose a lender and real-estate agent, and how to buy with no money down. Lunch is provided. Pre-registration is required. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Golf Savings Bank, 115 N.E. 100th St., (Suite 110), Seattle, free (206-219-2487)

First-time homebuyers class

Sat Learn about steps to home ownership, homebuyer financing opportunities, zero-down mortgage programs, home inspections and more. Registration required. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., free (206-216-3430)

Ongoing

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing Corp. — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling. Free homebuyer counseling services; $20 for credit reports. (206-243-4663)

Community Home Ownership Center — Nonprofit information and referral service for low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers; refers clients to classes sponsored by Washington State Housing Finance Commission, free (800-317-2918)

Homesite — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling, $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 ( 206-723-4355)

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit homeownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and various Chinese dialects, free (206-623-0122)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home-buying seminars endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance commission-trained instructors, presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro, free (800-792-6005)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar that includes workbook, credit report. Learn 10 buyer mistakes to avoid. Free counseling. Saturday classes in Seattle and Eastside. (425-830-4620 or workshop.thebuyersagent.com)

Real-estate classes and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates. Classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates and terms. Advance registration requested. Sponsored by Washington State House Finance Commission and Republic Mortgage Insurance Co. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor. Learn the five profit centers of real estate, ways to get 100 percent financing, and strategies to accumulate wealth; see the difference between residential and commercial investments. Pre-registration requested. 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays of every month, 6161 N.E. 175th, Suite 204, Kenmore, free (425-482-9115)

Investments — Learn how to purchase investment property with zero down; property types include single-family and two- to four-unit properties, presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland, free (425-417-3863)

Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates. Learn about today’s market and the best negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-681-4554)

Homebuyers — Learn strategies, credit issues and zero-down programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage; pre-registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (206-795-3505)

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar that provides information on topics including credit reports, loan programs, Washington state housing and what is required to buy housing. Presented by Eagle Home Mortgage. Pre-registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland, free (425-822-6733)

Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Wilson Realty Exchange. Advance registration requested. 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle, free (Pre-register: 206-216-3537)

Homesellers — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell, Windermere Real Estate. Advance registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2622)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all homebuyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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Mon and Thu Two-part seminar that qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates, buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates; receive homebuyer certification from Washington State Housing Finance Commission, 6:30-9 p.m., First Horizon Building, 12900 N.E. 180th St., Bothell, free. (425-354-1823)

Homebuyer education

Tue Learn how to qualify for below-market interest rates and down-payment assistance, how to read your credit report, how to choose a lender and real-estate agent, and how to buy with no money down; lunch is provided; pre-registration is required. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Golf Savings Bank, 115 N.E. 100th St., (Suite 110), Seattle, free (206-219-2487)

Homebuyer seminar

Sat Learn what you need to know before purchasing your next home in this class taught by professionals; class certificate may qualify people for special home loans through Washington State Housing Finance Commission; reservations required. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Land Transnation Regional Center, 200 Andover Park East, Tukwila, free (425-576-2201)

Ongoing

Nonprofit assistance

ACORN Housing Corp. — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling. Free homebuyer counseling services, $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)

Community Home Ownership Center — Nonprofit information and referral service for low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers; refers clients to classes sponsored by Washington State Housing Finance Commission, free (800-317-2918)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling, $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages, $40 ( 206-723-4355)

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit homeownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and various Chinese dialects, free (206-623-0122)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home-buying seminars endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance commission-trained instructors, presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro, free (800-792-6005)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar that includes workbook, credit report, learn 10 buyer mistakes to avoid, free counseling, Saturday classes in Seattle and Eastside. (425-830-4620 or workshop.thebuyersagent.com)

Real-estate classes and seminars

Homebuyer seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates and terms; advance registration requested. Sponsored by Washington State House Finance Commission and Republic Mortgage Insurance Co. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2621)

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the five profit centers of real estate, ways to get 100 percent financing, and strategies to accumulate wealth; see the difference between residential and commercial investments, pre-registration requested. 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays of every month, 6161 N.E. 175th, Suite 204, Kenmore, free (425-482-9115)

Investments — In this “no-fluff” class, discover how to do the financial due diligence necessary to make your real-estate investment a profitable one. Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA, registration required. 6:30 p.m. June 8, $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)

Investments — Learn how to purchase investment property with zero down; property types include single-family and two- to four-unit properties, presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland, free (425-417-3863)

Homebuyer seminar — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn about today’s market and the best negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-681-4554)

Homebuyers — Learn strategies, credit issues and zero-down programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free, pre-registration is requested. (206-795-3505)

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar that provides information on topics including credit reports, loan programs, Washington state housing and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage; pre-registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland, free (425-822-6733)

Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Wilson Realty Exchange; advance registration requested. 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle, free (Pre-register: 206-216-3537)

Homesellers — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell, Windermere Real Estate; advance registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free (425-450-2622)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all home-buyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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How to sell your home by owner


Sat Topics include forms and legal issues, inspections, preparing the home for buyers and the bank, marketing and more, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, $25, or $30 for two people (206-783-2244)


Plan Ahead


Homebuyer’s Education


Tue Learn how to qualify for below-market interest rates and down-payment assistance, how to read your credit report, how to choose a lender and real-estate agent, and how to buy with no money down; lunch is provided; pre-registration is required, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Golf Savings Bank, 115 N.E. 100th St., Suite 110, Seattle, free (206-219-2487)


Ongoing


Nonprofit assistance


ACORN Housing Corp. — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling. Free homebuyer counseling services. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)


Community Home Ownership Center — Nonprofit information and referral service for low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers; refers clients to classes sponsored by Washington State Housing Finance Commission. free (800-317-2918)


HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling, $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages. $40 ( 206-723-4355)


International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit homeownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and various Chinese dialects. free (206-623-0122)


Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home-buying seminars endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance commission-trained instructors, presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro. free (800-792-6005)


Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar that includes workbook, credit report, learn 10 buyer mistakes to avoid, free counseling, Saturday classes in Seattle and Eastside. (425-830-4620 or workshop.thebuyersagent.com)


Real-estate classes and seminars


Homebuyers seminar — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates; classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates and terms; advance registration requested. Sponsored by Washington State House Finance Commission and Republic Mortgage Insurance Co. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621)


Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor: Learn the five profit centers of real estate, ways to get 100 percent financing, and strategies to accumulate wealth; see the difference between residential and commercial investments, pre-registration requested. 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays of every month, 6161 N.E. 175th, Suite 204, Kenmore; free (425-482-9115)


Investments — In this “no-fluff” class, discover how to do the financial due diligence necessary to make your real-estate investment a profitable one. Learn the basics of financial analysis, taxation and planning from a financial analyst, presented by TEAM REBA, registration required. 6:30 p.m. June 8, $15 (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)


Investments — Learn how to purchase investment property with zero down, property types include single-family and two-to-four-unit properties, presented by MoneytoLend. 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863)


Homebuyers seminar — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates; learn about today’s market and the best negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m., Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554)


Homebuyers — Learn strategies, credit issues and zero-down programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage, pre-registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505)


Homebuyers — Two-part seminar that provides information on topics including credit reports, loan programs, Washington state housing and what is required to buy housing; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage, pre-registration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733)


Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Wilson Realty Exchange, advance registration requested. 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (Pre-register: 206-216-3537)


Homesellers — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell, Windermere Real Estate, advance registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)


Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all home-buyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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“Be An Educated Buyer” workshop

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Sat and Thu Two-part workshop is intended to help people learn the home-buying process and how to maximize home-buying dollars, find out about special loan programs that help people afford the home they want, registration required, Sat. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thu. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Home Street Bank, 10047 Main St., Bellevue, free. (425-453-7633)


Homebuyers seminar


Mon and Thu Two-part seminar that qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates, buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates, receive homebuyer certification from Washington State Housing Finance Commission, 6:30-9 p.m., First Horizon Building, 12900 NE 180th St., Bothell, free. (425-354-1823)


Estate planning

and entity choices


Wed Legal and tax experts look at possible business-entity choices, with an attorney discussing the importance of estate planning, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center (Blue Building-Room 6), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, free. (206-706-6563 or www.teamreba.com/events.htm)


Homebuyers seminar


Thu Legal seminar will discuss the steps to pre-qualifying for a loan, knowing credit, understanding loans and simplify purchasing a home. 7-8:30 p.m., Edmonds Realty, 1233 Olympic View Dr., Edmonds, free. (425-921-2222)



Continuing



Nonprofit assistance


ACORN Housing Corp. — Nonprofit homebuyer education and loan counseling. $20 for credit reports (206-243-4663)

Community Home Ownership Center — Nonprofit information and referral service for low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers; refers clients to classes sponsored by Washington State Housing Finance Commission. free (800-317-2918)

HomeSight — Nonprofit group offers credit counseling, $20 includes credit report. Financial series includes information on predatory lending and mortgages. $40 (888-749-HOME or 206-723-4355)

International District Housing Alliance — Nonprofit homeownership education and counseling services in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog and various Chinese dialects. free (206-623-0122)

Washington Affordable Housing — Weekly home-buying seminars endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance Commission-trained instructors, presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro. free (800-792-6005)

Washington Community Housing Network — Free homebuyer seminar that includes workbook, credit report, learn 10 buyer mistakes to avoid, free counseling, Saturday classes in Seattle and Eastside. (425-830-4620 or http://workshop.thebuyersagent.com)


Real-estate classes

and seminars


Home buyers — Two-part seminar qualifies homebuyers for below-market interest rates, classes include information on buying with no down payment, no closing costs and reasonable interest rates and terms, advance registration requested. Sponsored by Washington State House Finance Commission and Republic Mortgage Insurance. Presented by instructors from Windermere Real Estate, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Real Estate, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2621)

Investments — Real-estate investing for the new and small investor, learn the five profit centers of real estate, 100 percent financing-technique strategies and wealth-accumulation strategies, difference between residential and commercial investments, preregistration requested. 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays of every month, 6161 N.E. 175th, Suite 204, Kenmore; free (425-482-9115)

Investments — Learn how to purchase investment property with zero down, property types include single-family and two- to four-unit properties, presented by MoneytoLend, 7 p.m., Tuesdays, 13 Central Way, Kirkland; free (425-417-3863)

Homebuyers — Learn how to buy your home with no down payment, no closing costs and below-market interest rates, learn about today’s market and best negotiation strategies in this two-part seminar, 6:45 p.m., Tuesdays, Countrywide Mortgage, 320 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-681-4554)

Homebuyers — Learn strategies, credit issues and zero-down programs; presented by HomeStone Mortgage, preregistration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 100 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (206-795-3505)

Homebuyers — Two-part seminar that provides information on topics including credit reports, loan programs, Washington state housing and what is required to buy a house; presented by Eagle Home Mortgage, preregistration requested. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10510 N.E. Northup Way, Kirkland; free (425-822-6733)

Investment — Learn about the 1031 tax exchange and exchange property without paying taxes, Wilson Realty Exchange, advance registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, (16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle, free. Preregister: 206-216-3537)

Home sellers — Learn how to market homes and get them into shape to sell, Windermere Real Estate, advance registration requested. 7 p.m. Thursdays, and noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-2622)

Real Estate submissions must be received at least three weeks before publication and all home-buyers classes must be taught by instructors trained by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.

E-mail homecalendar@seattletimes.com, fax 206-464-2239, or mail to Christopher Taylor, Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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