Principles of Real Estate I (30 classroom hours) ⯆

This course is based on understanding the dynamics of the real estate industry. It includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to Real Estate
  • Real Property
  • The Real Estate Market
  • Concepts of Home Ownership
  • Real Estate Brokerage and the Law of Agency
  • Fair Housing Laws and Ethical Practices
  • The Real Estate License Act
  • Interests in Real Estate
  • How Home Ownership is Held
  • Legal Descriptions
  • Real Estate Taxes and Other Liens
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Listing Agreements

 


Principles of Real Estate II (30 classroom hours) ⯆

Topics to be discussed in this course:

  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Real Estate Financing Principles and Practice
  • Transfer of Title
  • Title Records
  • Real Estate Mathematics
  • Closing the Real Estate Transaction
  • Leases
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Specializations
  • Land Use and Green Initiatives
  • Real Estate Investment

 


Law of Agency (30 classroom hours) ⯆

This course focuses on the application of laws involving real estate transactions, including purchase, lease, rental, and sale of a property. You will also learn about the principal-agent relationship, the disclosure of agency, the fiduciary and other duties, employment law, deceptive trade practices, and listing or buying representation procedures.

 


Law of Contracts (30 classroom hours) ⯆

The law of contracts course includes content from the Texas contract law, real estate law, contracts, transaction problems, and finances. Also ownership rights, contingencies, conveyance of title, addenda and amendments, and common contract mistakes.

 


Promulgated Contract Forms (30 classroom hours) ⯆

This course will cover important practices in preparing and reviewing offers for parties. You will learn the importance of not only filling in the forms, but also understanding what is in the preprinted portion of the contracts and forms promulgated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC.)

 


Real Estate Finance (30 classroom hours) ⯆

This course covers the real estate finance industry and also provides guidance for financing. Some of the topics discussed in this course are:

  • The Nature and Cycle of Real Estate Finance
  • Money and the Monetary System
  • Additional Government Influence
  • The Secondary Mortgage Market
  • Sources of Funds
  • Instruments of Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Financing Programs
  • Government Loans
  • Processing Real Estate Loans
  • Defaults and Foreclosures