A weekly list of home and real-estate events.

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For Jan. 2-Jan. 8


Introduction to home ownership class

Tues Free class where participants will learn about special loan programs, what’s involved in applying for a mortgage, how lenders evaluate mortgage loan applications and more, free child care available, 6-7:30 p.m., Hopelink Eastside Literacy Training Room, 15015 Main St., Suite 206, Bellevue, free. Preregistration required: 425-943-7577 or www.hope-link.org/events/index.htm

Real Estate classes and seminars

North Seattle Community College

Through Jan 5 Registration is underway for winter quarter real estate classes including Appraisal, Property Management, Loan Officer, Real Estate Escrow, Real Estate Economicsand Principles of Maintenance & Repair; classes start Wednesday, North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N., Seattle. 206-527-3600 or www.northseattle.edu

First-time home buyers class

Wed Learn more about the home-buyer and loan qualification processes, along with other information in a free home buying seminar sponsored by the Evergreen Educational Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center (Room 6), 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle. Preregister: 425-576-3767.

Real-estate law course

Wed Tacoma Community College is offering a winter real-estate law course for agents, brokers and others who want to learn about real-estate law; approved by the Washington State Licensing Division; brokers and agents can earn 30 clock hour credits, classes start Wednesday, Tacoma Community College, 6501 South 19th St., Tacoma, $325. 253-566-5020 or www.tacomacommunitycollege.com

Home/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, Home/Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA, 98111.