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home assesment, a dialog with comunity members & trades people on finding and maintaining a home

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a discussion group in order to design a class for future Exco sessions

for who: home buyers, home owners, land lords, renters with housing livability issues

What: home assessment, Project assessment, cost assessment

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
Maintenance, Renovations 2003 -- present Kitchens, baths, Insulation, & consultation . Including every aspect from assessment and design to finish carpentry. Home Inspector: PPL 1996 – 2002 Managed home owners improvement projects. Administered funding. Drafted mortgage, loan, and grant documents. Provided rehabilitation counseling, mediations and legal pleadings, including an out of court settlement to repair damage due to a contractors level of proficiency. Assured a reasonable standard of construction, code, and contract compliance. Occasionally having to send out other contractors to repair damage. Collected Lien wavers and provided payment once work met the appropriate standards. Provided multi-media assistance for presentations. Supervised volunteers at events and construction sites. Realtor: Coldwell Banker 2003 – 2004 Five home sales in Minneapolis, St. Paul, & the S. Metro. Focusing on older homes reassuring the buyers as to the level of maintenance needed. One home included a price reduction while in a multiple bid offer. Review and rewriting of closing documentation. Property research. Habitat For Humanity Americus, Georgia 1994 Problem solve and task delegation of volunteers of various skill levels on new home construction. Repair deferred structural and roof issues from leaks and extensive fire damage. IKEA 2004 – 2008 Coordinator, recovery of in store damage and returns; recycling, building, and “As Is” sales. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT In the Heart Of The Beast 97 ~ Present, May Day Parade, puppetry skits BareBones Productions 06 - Present, Board Member Lyndale Neighborhood (LNA) 99 - 01, Board Member Franklin Art Works(New Franklin Theater) 1999 Founding Vice President. North country Co-op. 1997 Board Member OTHER : Exhibition at the Weisman 2000 in display for "HOBT" Thailand, Private tutor: 93 – 94 Teaching English, ESL, age 8 & 12. Japan, Kyushu Gakuin 90 – 93 Teaching English, ESL, grades 7~12. EDUCATION : St. Olaf, 90 Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Sculpture, Painting Hennepin Tech., 97 Truth-in-Housing and Building Codes; Prosource, 03 Real Estate Licensure LLI, Tokyo, 90 Japanese language, History, and Culture AUA Thailand 93 Thai language Chiang Mai U, Thailand, 93 Chiang Mai, History, and Culture
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Class maximum size: 
Class times: 
Mon, 01/31/2011 - 19:00 - 21:30
Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:00 - 21:30
Mon, 02/28/2011 - 19:00 - 21:30
Mon, 03/14/2011 - 19:00 - 21:30
Additional class time information: 
Times are tentative please post on schedual page requested meating times
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
Additional class location information: 
classes to meet in eachothers homes, in order to LOOK at them.
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