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Sunday, December 21, 2003 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Home and real estate calendar

For the week of Dec. 21-27

HOME

Home Depot Hands-on Clinics — How-to workshops for do-it-yourselfers include "You Can Apply Faux Paint Techniques," 2 p.m. today, "You Can Remove and Install Wallpaper Borders" at 7 p.m. Tuesday and "You Can Lay Ceramic Tile" at 10 a.m. Saturday. For nearest Home Depot location: www.homedepot.com.

REAL ESTATE

Community Home Ownership Center — Information and referral service for low- and moderate-income first-time home buyers; classes sponsored by Washington State Housing Finance Commission, free. 206-587-5641 or 800-317-2918.

Washington Community Housing Network — Nonprofit group offering seminars for home buyers and confidential credit assistance, free. 877-459-3394.

Washington Condo and Home Ownership Circuit — Nonprofit organization presents Washington State Housing Finance Commission-sponsored seminars for first-time condo/home buyers, free. 206-931-5453.

HomeSight Nonprofit group serving Seattle, South King/Snohomish counties. Financial and credit counseling, free. 888-749-HOME or 206-723-4355.

Washington Affordable Housing — Nonprofit presents weekly Washington State Housing Finance commission and Washington Education Association-certified home buying seminars, free. 800-792-6005.

ACORN Housing Corp. — Nonprofit home-buyer education and loan counseling. Weekly meetings, free. 206-243-4663.

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

Home buyers State-certified instructors teach money-saving techniques, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 303 Parkplace, Suite G126, Kirkland, free. Preregister: 425-893-6108.

Home buyers — How to buy a home and save thousands on purchase and mortgage, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, The Buyer's Agent, 3531 Rucker Ave. Suite B, Everett, free. 425-261-1020.

Home buyers — Buy a home regardless of credit and with no money down, American Trust Financial, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 999 Third Ave., No. 3800, Seattle, free. 206-795-3505.

Investment — How to buy and sell real estate; for first-time buyers or investors, second and fourth Tuesdays, Wilson Realty, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle, free. Preregister: 206-255-8682.

Home sellers — How to sell a home in today's market, 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays, Windermere Real Estate, 4211 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Lynnwood, free. Preregister: 425-210-1607.

Home buyers — Prudential MacPherson's/CTX Mortgage, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. S.W., Lynnwood, free. Preregister: 888-576-3523, Ext. 92223.

Home buyers — A Team Home Inspection/First Horizon Home Loan, 6:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, 3400 188th St. S.W., No. 400, Lynnwood, free. Preregister: 425-712-4015.

Home buyers — Old Republic Title Co., 7 p.m. third Thursdays, 2111 N. Northgate Way, Seattle, free. Preregister: 206-399-1313.

Home sellers — Windermere Real Estate, 7 p.m. Thursdays and noon Saturdays, 200 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, free. 425-450-2622.

Home buyers — John L. Scott/Response Mortgage/Inspection Connection and Title Co., 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Redmond Library, 15810 N.E. 85th St., Redmond, free. Preregister: 888-443-7856, Ext. 86341.

Home buyers — Learn about financial capability and availability of a house that fits your budget, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Old Republic Title Co., 2111 N. Northgate Way, Suite 105, Seattle, free. 206-399-1313.

Home buyers — Seminars held monthly by Windermere Real Estate, Windermere Mortgage and Pemco Insurance, 4211 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Suite 110, Lynnwood, free. 425-772-0204.

Home buyers — Learn how to pay zero down, regardless of credit or income, U.S. Home Mortgage, LLC, 401 Parkplace Tower, Kirkland, free. 877-752-8250.

Home buyers — Windermere Real Estate, 435 108th Ave N.E., Suite 100 Bellevue, free. 206-948-1958.

Condo buyers — Learn about associations, disclosures and the closing process, Prudential, call for dates and locations, free. 206-368-4018.

First-time home buyers — Taught by instructors certified by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Liberty Financial Group/Coldwell Banker Bain, call for dates and locations, free. 206-595-5552.

Investment — Learn about lenders' programs and how to buy property with little or no down payment, DMS Mortgage, call for dates and locations, free. 206-852-2826.

Seattle home buyers — Learn about affordable neighborhoods and how to save on closing costs, Washington Community Housing Network, call for dates and locations in Seattle, free. 206-459-3393.

Homeowners and buyers — Mortgage and investment seminars, World Lending Group, call for dates and locations in Bellevue, Tacoma, Oak Harbor and Lynnwood, free. 206-265-1905.

Home buyers and sellers — Seminars offered by RE/MAX Realty South and First Horizon Home Loan, call for dates and locations, free. 206-550-9606or 425-922-3513.

Teacher home buyers — Washington Community Housing Network assists teachers with zero-down loan programs and what teachers qualify for, call for dates and locations, free. 206-459-3393.

Single home buyers — Washington Community Housing Network provides information on home buying for singles, financial pre-approval available at end of seminar, call for dates and locations, free. 425-830-2786.

Veteran home buyers — Washington Community Housing Network provides information on veterans' benefits and zero percent down payments, call for dates and locations, free. 206-459-3393.

Investment — Buy property with little or no down payment, Community Mortgage, call for dates and locations, free. 206-283-6808.

C.L.U.E. seminars — Learn about Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange, for buyers and sellers who need affordable homeowners insurance, conducted by instructors certified by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Eagle Home Mortgage, call for dates and locations, free. 425-602-8947.

First-time home buyers — Conducted by instructors certified by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Eagle Home Mortgage, call for dates and locations, free. 425-602-8947.

Home sellers — RE/MAX Metro Properties, call for dates and location, free. 206-226-6925.

Bankruptcies — Own a home after bankruptcy or foreclosure, CTX Mortgage Co., call for dates and locations, free. 800-737-1169, Ext. 118.

Home sellers — John L. Scott/Transnation Title, call for dates and locations, free. 206-517-9614.

Home buying and selling — Workshops available on downsizing, selling or getting preapproved, RE/MAX Metro Properties, call for dates and locations, free. 206-227-5210.

Home buyers — For Washington state residents and minorities, RE/MAX Metro Properties, call for dates and locations in Seattle, Lynnwood and Kirkland, free. 206-406-2660.

Foreclosed homes — Classes for first-time home buyers, Century 21 Real Estate Center, call for dates and locations, free. 206-715-6107.

Home-loan approval — Good/bad credit approval for purchase or refinance, advice given over the phone, Arboretum Mortgage, 100 S. King St., No. 600, Seattle, free. 206-568-3677.

Home-loan approval — Purchase or refinance advice over phone, First Horizon Home Loans, free. 206-713-0466.

Fax, 206-464-2239, or e-mail to elopez@seattletimes.com or mail home calendar items two weeks prior to publication to: Eve Lopez, Home Datebook, P.O. Box 1845, Seattle, WA 98111. Items run as space allows.

Copyright © 2003 The Seattle Times Company

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