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Real estate calendar

Real-estate classes, seminars and events

Buying real estate

TUE Find out how to purchase real estate with your IRA money; registration required. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Everett Public Library, Everett; free (425-478-4167)

Buying real estate

TUE Two-part class provides people with needed information for today's real-estate market. Receive a certificate that may qualify you for loan discounts; registration required. 6:45-9 p.m., First Horizon Home Loans, 12900 N.E. 180th St., Bothell; free (425-354-1823)

Home buying

TUE Comprehensive seminar covering all aspects of home buying. Buyers and small investors welcome. Find out about the preapproval process for bank loans and cleaning up your credit; registration required. 6:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 1026 N.E. 64th St., Seattle; free (206-985-1500, ext. 0)

Boosting 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. 6:45-9 p.m., Homestead Mortgage, 11411 N.E. 124th St., Suite 118, Kirkland; free (425-814-1127)

Home buying

THU Comprehensive seminar covering all aspects of home buying. Buyers and small investors welcome. Find out about the preapproval process for bank loans and cleaning up your credit; registration required. 6:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 888 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-462-1400, ext. 0)

Loan options

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

Home buying

SAT 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; 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)

Planning

Online real-estate seminar

APR 3 Live chat session with a former state-certified real-estate appraiser on getting the best return on your home sale or refinance; 6-8 p.m.; free (206-954-4644 or www.realtor-alex.com)

Real-estate fundamentals

APR 3,4,5 Pre-license semester-long course prepares students for the Washington State Real Estate Salesperson License Exam. Class includes sales and listing practices and fulfills 60 DOL clock hours; registration required. Three different class nights, North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way North, Seattle; $357 + materials and registration fees (206-527-3600 or www.northseattle.edu)

Real-estate fundamentals

APR 4 Eleven-session course on the basics of real estate, from ownership issues to opportunities. Completion of this class contributes toward state licensing requirements; registration required. 6:45-9:45 p.m., South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $160 + materials and registration fees (206-768-6684 or www.southseattle.edu)

Home buying

APR 5 Learn from a loan specialist and real-estate agent the steps to purchasing a home. Receive a free resource guide and credit report; registration requested. 7-8 p.m., 11656 98th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; free (425-681-6644)

First-time homebuyers

APR 5 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)

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

Buying a home — 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)

Investing — Learn from the pros about how to invest in residential and commercial properties; how to get the money, find the best deals and crunch the numbers; registration required; 6:45-9:45 p.m., first and second Tuesdays and third and fourth Wednesdays of the month, CityBank, 11832 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; free (425-885-2634)

Buying and selling — Weekly home-buying seminar; free (800-792-6005 or www.stephenwebber.com)

Investing — 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; registration required; free (800-228-7494)

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)

Buying a home — 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, 12900 N.E. 180th St., Bothell; free (425-354-1823)

Buying a home — Two-part seminar on topics including credit reports, loan programs and what is required to buy a house; 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; registration requested. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 16910 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-216-3537)

Buying after 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)

Buying a home — Learn the home-buying process, ownership issues, legal documents, negotiating, financing and closing. Attendees receive a workbook, credit report, counseling and mortgage preapproval; registration required; 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Quintet Mortgage, 10655 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (877-455-9909)

Selling a home — Find out how to market homes and get them into shape to sell; 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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