Upcoming Twin Cities Home Events

There is still time to make the Parade of Homes Easystreet tour! This tour of 112 association-maintained new homes includes townhouses, condos, lofts, villa homes and rowhouses throughout the Twin Cities area. This event takes place through May 18. The times are from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Tour maps are available at local Holiday Station stores and at www.paradeofhomes.org.

Minneapolis Community Education is hosting a class entitled Finding and Buying Your First Home. Topics include negotiating a price, choosing a mortgage, first-time buyer programs and hiring a real estate agent. This event occurs at 6:30 p.m. on May 19 and it costs $15. The class will be held at Henry High School, 4320 Newton Av. N., Minneapolis. To contact Minneapolis Community Education, call 612-668-1922.

Check out what the next generation has been up to by taking a Student-Built Home Tour. Two new homes built by Constructions Occupations students from Intermediate School District Northeast Metro 916, one in Cottage Grove and the other in Hugo, will be open to the public. The Cottage Grove home, 6699 Hadley Av. S., is open from 4 to 7 p.m. May 20. The Hugo home, 5728 127th St. N., is open from 4 to 7 p.m. May 22. Tours of the homes are free. 651-697-1954.

It’s another home buying class! Minneapolis Community Education is hosting Buying Foreclosed and Short-Sale Properties. Here, you can learn about the foreclosure process, how to find great deals, and how to negotiate with the banks. This even costs $15 and will occur at 7 p.m. on May 28. This event is being held at Anwatin Middle School, 256 Upton Av. S.

Take the Twin Cities Luxury Home Tour. During this tour, seventeen homes each valued at more than $1 million will be open for self-guided tours. The homes are located in Afton, Champlin, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Edina, Minnetonka and other suburbs. The tours run from June 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22 from Noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Advance tickets can be purchased for $20 at Twin Cities Caribou Coffee stores and at www.luxuryhometour.net beginning May 26. Tickets are $25 at the homes.

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