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LAKE HOME AND CABIN SHOW

Exhibits and information on furnishings, real estate, builders, remodelers, architects, financing. Seminars and demonstrations on log homes, green choices, native landscaping and "cabinology" by Dale Mulfinger. Photographer Doug Ohman and writer Bill Holm will sign copies of their new book "Cabins of Minnesota."

Show hours: 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. next Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13. $10 adults, $4 ages 5-15. Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S. 612-335-6000. www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com.

FORECLOSURE POWER TOUR. Shuttle bus tour of foreclosed properties for sale in Burnsville, Eagan and Apple Valley sponsored by Exit Three Rivers Realty. A session on the process of buying bank-owned homes in Minnesota precedes the tour. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today Another tour is from 1-4 p.m. April 13 (cities to be announced). Register at www.mnfore closuretours.com or call 651-209-9366.

DUPLEX AS AN INVESTMENT. Topics include the tax benefits of owning rental property, how to find and evaluate investment property and how to protect yourself as a landlord. 6:30 p.m. Monday. $15. Minneapolis Community Education, Anwatin Middle School, 256 Upton Av. S. 612-668-2470.

CAREER IN REAL ESTATE. Learn how to get a real estate license and other training. 7 p.m. April 14. $15. Minneapolis Community Education, Lake Harriet, 4912 Vincent Av. S. 612-668-3330.

HOMEOWNERSHIP. Overview of steps to take to buy a new home. Attendees will receive a copy of their credit report. 7 p.m. April 15. $15. Minneapolis Community Education, Southwest, 3414 W. 47th St. 612-668-3100.

HOME INSPECTIONS. What you need to know before buying or selling. 6:30 p.m. April 16. $15. Minneapolis Community Education, Lake Harriet, 4912 Vincent Av. S. 612-668-3330.

BUYING AND SELLING FORECLOSED AND SHORT-SALE PROPERTIES. Learn about the Minnesota foreclosure process. 7 p.m. April 16. $15. Minneapolis Community Education, South, 3131 19th Av. S. 612-668-4326.

DUPLEX AS AN INVESTMENT. Topics include the tax benefits of owning rental property, how to find and evaluate investment property and how to protect yourself as a landlord. 6:30 p.m. April 16. $15. Minneapolis Community Education, Pratt, 66 Malcolm Av. SE. 612-668-1100.