Twin Cities Real Estate Events
People who visit the Lake Home and Cabin Show this weekend will learn about resources for buying, building, decorating or remodeling a second home. Seminars will be given on topics such as "Cabinology 101" by author Dale Mulfinger, landscaping, lake home design and buying a log home. This even takes place from 2 to 9 p.m. on April 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 4, and from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S. The cost is $10 for adults and apparently $4 for children ages 5-15. Call 612-335-6000 or visit http://www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com
Don't miss the Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase this weekend, sponsored by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities. Remodelers will showcase their latest projects. Tour more than 80 remodeled homes in 33 communities in the Twin Cities metro area and beyond. Tours are free, except it does cost $5 to tour of one home in North Oaks. It takes place from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, April 3, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday April 4, and 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday April 5. http://www.paradeofhomes.org/
Topics at Buying a Home in Today's Market include mortgages, hiring a real estate agent and when to buy. In case your schedule is busy, this event takes place multiple times, at 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 14, 21, 28 and May 5 at Minneapolis Community Education, Southwest High School, 3414 W. 47th St. The cost to attend is $25. Call 612-668-3100 for information.
The subject matter of Finding and Buying Your First Home includes choosing a mortgage, first-time home buyer programs, government loans and negotiating the best price in a buyer's market, like we’re experiencing right now. This program takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on April 15 at Minneapolis Community Education, Anwatin Middle School, 256 Upton Av. S. The cost to attend is $15. Call 612-668-2470 for information.
For those who are thinking “investment property,” topics at the Duplex and Multi-unit Housing as an Investment class covers tax benefits of owning real estate, how to find and evaluate property, and how to do an investment property worksheet. The cost is $15, but participants will receive a copy of "Rich Dad's Guide to Investing." It takes places from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 15 at Minneapolis Community Education, Lake Harriet Community School, 4912 Vincent Av. S. Call 612-668-3330 for more information.
If you’re one of many considering Buying Foreclosed and Short-Sale Properties, the topics of this class are for you. They include how to find deals in the foreclosure market and negotiate with banks. The cost is $15 to attend and is occurring from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 16 at the Robbinsdale Community Education, Winnetka Learning Center, 7940 55th Av. N., New Hope. Call 763-504-6999 for information.