Here is a listing of upcoming Twin Cities home-related events.
Finding and Buying Your First Home. Topics include choosing a mortgage, first-time home buyer programs, government loans and negotiating the best price in a buyer's market. 6:30 p.m. Monday. $15. Minneapolis Community Education, Anwatin Middle School, 256 Upton Av. S. 612-668-2470.
Home Ownership. Overview of steps to take to buy a new home. Attendees will receive a copy of their credit report. 7 p.m. Tuesday. $15. Minneapolis Community Education, Southwest High School, 3414 W. 47th St. 612-668-3100.
Buying Foreclosed and Short-Sale Properties. Topics include how to find deals in the foreclosure market and negotiate with banks. For first-time buyers or experienced investors. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $15. Minneapolis Community Education, Anwatin Middle School, 256 Upton Av. S. 612-668-2470.
Home Inspections. Topics include what to look for when buying and selling and the Truth in Housing Law in Minneapolis. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. $15. Minneapolis Community Education, Anwatin Middle School, 256 Upton Av. S. 612-668-2470.
Mortgage Basics. An overview of the mortgage process. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $15. Minneapolis Community Education, South High School, 3131 19th Av. S. 612-668-4326.
Duplex and Multi-Unit Housing as an Investment. Topics include the tax benefits of owning real estate, how to find and evaluate property and how to do an investment property worksheet. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. $15. Minneapolis Community Education, Lake Harriet Community School, 4912 Vincent Av. S. 612-668-3330.
Minneapolis Rental Property Workshop. Topics include property management basics, working with housing inspections, tenant issues, risk of lead poisoning and Hennepin County Housing Court and mediation. 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. $30. St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Av. S., Minneapolis. For a registration form, go to www.minnesotainvestmentrealestate.com. 612-673-2812.
North Minneapolis Home Buyer Tour. The GLBT Northsiders are holding a tour of single-family homes Oct. 26. The gay, lesbian, bisexual transgender group's event will introduce prospective buyers to homes for sale, point out neighborhood amenities and provide information on home-buying assistance programs. For details, go to glbtnorthsiders.blogspot.com or send e-mail inquiries to MyNewNeighbor@gmail.com.
Reverse Mortgage: Your Real Estate Retirement Account. Learn the facts about this potential source of retirement income. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28. $10. St. Paul Community Education, Conway Recreation Center, 2090 Conway St. 651-293-8733.
Cabin Design Class. "For the Love of Cabins," a cabin design class taught by architect Dale Mulfinger. 7 p.m. Oct. 29. $14; $19 per couple. Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Road. 952-848-3952.
Book Signings. Authors Dale Mulfinger, Bill Holm and John Henricksson, who have written about cabin ownership. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Common Good Books, 165 N. Western Av., St. Paul. 651-225-8989.