A weekly list of home and real-estate events.
For Dec. 12-18
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- National Weather Service gives 'very wet and windy' advisory for Seattle area
Holiday tea and tour
TUE Elegant tea and tour of two historic First Hill homes, Dearborn House and Stimson-Green Mansion, 1-3 p.m., Dearborn House, 1117 Minor Ave., Seattle, $20-$25. Pre-registration required: 206-622-6952 or www.historicseattle.org
Free windows workshop
WED Washington Energy Services is offering homeowners a free 40-minute workshop about how to determine which energy-efficient windows are appropriate for your home, 7 p.m., Washington Energy Services Building, 3909 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood, free. Preregister: 800-398-HOME or www.washingtonenergy.com
SAT Information and tips to enhance the home with holiday lighting, 2 p.m., selected Home Depot locations, free. 800-430-3376 or www.homedepot.com
Real-estate classes and seminars
First-time home-buyers course
TUE A comprehensive seminar covering all aspects of the buying and selling process, including preapproval for bank loans, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 1026 N.E. 64th St., Seattle, free. Preregister: 206-985-1500.
First-time home-buyers course
THU Seminar will discuss aspects of the buying and selling process, including preapproval for bank loans, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 888 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free. Preregister: 425-462-1400.
Why Rent When You Can Own?
SAT The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle will sponsor a free workshop, “Why Rent When You Can Own,” which will lead participants through the process of assessing their ability to secure financing, the settlement process, traditional and non-traditional financing and qualifying for a loan; lunch is provided, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Urban League, 105 14th Ave., Seattle, free. Registration required: 206-461-3792 Ext. 3004.
ACORN Housing Corp. Nonprofit home-buyer 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. 888-749-HOME or 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 seminars endorsed by Washington Education Association and taught by Washington State Housing Finance commission-trained instructors, free. Presented by RE/MAX Eastside Brokers and RE/MAX Metro. 800-792-6005.
Washington Community Housing Network Seminars for singles, teachers, veterans and Seattle home buyers, free. Presented by RE/MAX , CTX Mortgage Co., Wells Fargo and First Horizon. 877-459-3394.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 206-464-2239 or mail to Christopher Taylor, Home/Real Estate Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA, 98111.