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Home calendar

Learn “how to buy HUD and foreclosure properties “: A 3-hour class, 9-noon, sponsored by Real Estate Investors Association of Oakland, on Saturday at the Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais, (north of 13 Mile Road, between Crooks and Main). This is the first class of a series of 10 held on the first Saturday of the month. Each class is $49 (plus $5.40 material fee). E-mail:; 248-787-7325.

Home preservation fair: Eighth annual Home Preservation Fair presented by the Historic Boston Edison Association will be held from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday. Owners and prospective owners of historic homes can participate in one-stop shopping with metro Detroit home repair/preservation specialists. Pre-screened specialists with knowledge and experience of the needs of historic homes will exhibit their expertise. Invited specialists have skills that include masonry repair and restoration, wet plaster repair and replacement, painting of both exteriors and interiors, plumbing, heating and cooling services, landscaping, window repair and restoration, roofing, electrical upgrades and updating, fencing, flooring, wood floor refinishing. Event will be held at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2701 Chicago Blvd. (at Linwood), Detroit. The fair is free and open to the public, however, a registration fee is required for home repair/preservation specialists. Free and secure parking is provided via the Linwood entrance. Questions and details: go to or e-mail

7th annual Grandmont Rosedale Communities Open House: Up to 20 homes for sale in one of Detroit’s premier neighborhoods will be featured during the open house from 1-5 p.m. on May 6. Visitors begin at the Welcome Center in the North Rosedale Park Community House, 18445 Scarsdale, where they can pick up a list of the homes that will be open that day, view presentations on the neighborhood, meet residents and get information on the 15-year tax abatement available to new buyers. Shuttle bus tours highlighting featured homes and neighborhood amenities will run throughout the afternoon. Homes for sale reflect a variety of styles ranging from a traditional 1,580-square-foot brick colonial to a more contemporary 3,600-square-foot ranch house; prices range from $60,000 to $178,000. Event is sponsored by the community associations of North Rosedale Park, Rosedale Park, Grandmont, Grandmont No. 1, and Minock Park, as well as Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp., Huntington Bank, LaMont Title, Grandmont Rosedale Lending Solutions, Robinson Realty and Management Group and Dusing Security. The Community House is located in North Rosedale Park, three blocks west of the Southfield Freeway and four blocks north of Grand River. For more information, directions and home listings, visit

Finance seminar: Learn how to finance your purchase and rehab projects in and around Detroit. Hear from an expert in the lending business, Trent Dalrymple, who has more than 25 years of experience. Real estate and investment professionals are welcome. Seating is limited, so call 248-547-3006, or sign up at . These free one-hour seminars will be 6-7 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Metro Mortgage Investments, 26711 Woodward Ave., Suite 301, Huntington Woods.

Home-selling options: Know your rights about foreclosure, HAFA, HAMP and a $3,000 relocation assistance program. Free seminar 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Remerica Hometown One, 44785 Five Mile Road, Plymouth. Call Terrance Green to RSVP, 734-395-8346.

Understanding foreclosure and your alternatives: This seminar outlines alternatives to a home foreclosure. Hosts will explain what a short sale is and what it means to you 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, Weichert Realtors — Excel, 47699 Van Dyke, Shelby Township. Call Kim Hammonds at 586-703-7949 to register.

Wayne County REIA monthly meeting: Open forum this Tuesday. Come and share ideas/information. There will be local investors available to answer questions and update you on the current market as well as share knowledge and expertise. Meetings at 7:30 on the first Tuesday of every month at Red Lobster at 13999 Eureka Road in Southgate. Members are free, guests $20 (which will be applied toward membership). Call Wayde Koehler at 313-277-4168 for details.

Wealth friendly upside-down thinking seminar: Presented by Robert Shemin, sponsored by Real Estate Investors Association of Oakland, 5:30- 9:30 May 10 at Club Venetian, John R Road, north of 12 Mile, Madison Heights. Seminar free to members, $20 nonmembers. Call 800-747-6742 (

Real Estate Contributor of the Year Awards Night: Join CoreNet Global Michigan Chapter for a Charity Casino and Awards Night at 6:30 p.m. on May 16 as it honors Henry Ford Health System as the Real Estate Contributor of the Year for its commitment to the community, in an evening with food, drinks and casino games at the Roostertail, 100 Marquette Drive, Detroit. Your ticket includes a buffet, open premium bar, 20/20 raffle, blackjack, craps and roulette tables. This event benefits the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. For more information, please contact Paula Arwady at 248-318-2588 (

Buying/refinancing seminars: Discuss options available to those looking to purchase a home or refinance their existing home. Receive $500 off closing costs. Contact Jeff Catullo, Amerisave Mortgage, at 586-214-4339 or e-mail .

Home selling: Learn about selling your home even if you owe more than its current market value, 6 p.m. Thursdays at 50429 Independence, Canton. Sponsored by Remerica Hometown One. Free. Call Terrance Green at 734-395-8346.

Reverse-mortgage seminar: 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Colonial Mortgage, 33919 Plymouth in Livonia. Free. Call 800-260-5484.

Avoid/stop foreclosure: Qualify for a short sale (HAFA, FHA, VA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac) or loan modification, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at RE/MAX First, 15095 Twenty-two Mile Rd., Shelby Township. Call Aileen Potter at 586-873-2431.


Real estate training: Out of a job? Changing careers? Become a real estate agent and be ready for the upcoming real estate boom. Remerica Hometown presents a pre-license training class. Real Estate Professional Education Group is at 41025 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth. Class cost is $99 and includes all materials. For more information, a reservation or to schedule a private interview call Chris, 734-459-6222, or e-mail

Free career seminars: Provided by Real Estate One. Seminars every Tuesday and Thursday at various times and locations throughout metro Detroit. For information about the seminars and licensing class times, e-mail or call 800-889-9001. Or complete a free interactive business plan to see whether a career in real estate is right for you. Go to .


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