It's spring time, I'm pretty sure that most of the frosts have passed (though there was a little on my car at the obscenely early hour of 4:30 AM on Tuesday), and people are getting their Green Thumbs out to spruce up the yard for the selling season. Here are a list of classes being provided by Minneapolis Community Education through the rest of May.
Color and Design with Perennials
This class is taken after the introductory class, "Perennials for Minnesota," and goes into more depth on how to keep your perennial garden blooming all season. Study how different color and plant combinations go together and what perennials grow best in each month. This class costs $18 and takes place Monday, May 18, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Southwest High School, 3414 W. 47th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410. (612) 668-3100
Real Estate: Are You Prepared To Head Down The Road To Home Ownership?
This course will give you an overview of the steps that you need to take to be ready to buy a new home. We will cover the pros and cons of buying, the hidden costs of home ownership, as well as "Do's and Don'ts" for the home buying process. Attendees will be able to receive a free copy of their credit report. This course is taught by Craig Anderson of Northwest Mortgage Company and member of the MN Association of Mortgage Bankers. This class costs $15 and takes places Tuesday, May 19, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Southwest High School, 3414 W. 47th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410. (612) 668-3100
ABC's of Finding and Negotiating your First Home
Learn how to purchase the best house and negotiate the best price and terms in a buyer's market. Avoid common mistakes and Internet pitfalls that can cost you thousands. Learn how to make smart decisions when choosing a mortgage to fit your budget and dreams. Learn about first time buyer programs, zero down and government loans and grants. This class costs $15 and takes place Tuesday, May 19, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at Jefferson, 1200 West 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405. (612-668-2740)
Buying a Home
Learn all the aspects involved in buying a home. Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls that can cost you thousands. Learn how to make smart decisions when choosing a mortage to fit your budget and dreams. Get the best house, for the best price, with the best terms. This class costs $15 and takes places Tuesday, May 19, from 7:00om to 9:00pm at Roosevelt, 4029 28th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406. (612-668-4828)
Buying Foreclosed and Short Sale Properties
You have heard the news about the buyers market and the mortgage crisis. Now come and learn what all the talk is about. This class will cover the basics on sub prime loans and the causes of all the foreclosures. You will learn how to find deals in the foreclosed and short sale market. We will cover in detail how to negotiate with banks while still looking out for your best interests. Whether you are a first time buyer or experienced investor this class is for you. This class costs $15 and takes place Wednesday, May 20, from 6:30om to 8:30pm at Jefferson, 1200 West 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405. (612-668-2740)
Dog in the Garden
Join this presentation and discussion on the joys and problems associated with “petscaping.” Learn how to share your outdoor space with animal companions, particularly dogs. Create designs that are both attractive and durable. This class costs $15 and takes place Wednesday, May 20, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Washburn High School, 201 49th Street West, Minneapolis, MN 55419. (612-668-3450)
Selling a Home
Discuss all aspects of selling a home in today's market including how to prepare a home for sale, Truth in Housing and how to arrive at fair market value. This class costs $15 and takes place on Tuesday, May 26, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Roosevelt, 4029 28th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406. (612-668-4828)