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Course Descriptions
Real Estate Sales Agent & Broker Courses

Those looking to get the SALES AGENT LICENSE and would like to choose one of the courses from the selection below as the elective in place of our choice of the Legal Aspects Course, may do so by simply writing this in the comments section of the SHOPPING CART…“Change elective to Property Management” as example.

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Real Estate Appraisal 

California Real Estate License Appraisal

(Not Available on PDF Format) Huber, Messick, Pivar, 4th Edition.
Covers the fundamental principles of evaluation properties. Learn the basic essentials of determining property values. Excellent course for new licensees. One of the most important of the 8 courses required to qualify for the real estate brokers license examination due to the fact the tougher questions on the brokers exam are those relating to appraisal. (588 pages)

Real Estate Economics Realty Publications.
May be used as an elective if Accounting already taken. Gain an appreciation for the narrative of

California Real Estate License Economic trends

reading the California’s real estate market
by learning how the market’s various factors interact with and influence each other with Economics. Read about the history of the Millennium Boom and foreclosure crisis and discover how to forecast trends in the housing market today and in the years ahead. Factors discussed included interest rates, tax policies, investors, home sales, construction, prices, rents, demographics and more. The book ends with an overview of the stats’s regional markets. (452 pages)

Real Estate Finance 

California Real Estate Finance BookRealty Publications, 8th Edition.
Discover what every well-informed real estate broker must know about private lending and carryback sales – including types of notes and trust deeds and their provisions, as well as seller financing schemes. (691 pages)

Legal Aspects of Real Estate 

California Real Estate License LawRealty Publications, 6th Edition.
The ownership and conveyancing in California of estates and licenses held in real estate are covered in Legal Aspects, as well as all vestings, including rights of survivorship, living trusts, and the LLC for real estate syndication. Including…clouds on title, slander of title, partition by co-owners, adjacent owner disputes, water rights, public trust of water, common driveways, easements, encroachments, nuisances, preliminary title reports and title insurance. (472 pages)


Mortgage Loan Brokerage 

California Real Estate License MLB

Realty Publications, First Edition.
Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending digests the core concepts
in both consumer and business mortgage lending and brokering.
Gain the expertise you need to perfect the best practices for originating, servicing and foreclosing on consumer and business mortgages under state and federal rules. Topics include licensing and management, consumer and business mortgage practice and reports, types of mortgages, consumer protection laws, servicing, default and foreclosure and private lender mortgages. Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending also delves into alternative and business financing arrangements such as seller carrybacks and trust deed lending and servicing. (598 pages)

Real Estate Practice 

California Real Estate License PracticeRealty Publications, 7th Edition.
The use of forms to make disclosures, prepare a property analysis, or enter into an agreement on any aspect of a real estate related sales transaction is the essence of Real Estate Practice. Each form is presented as a checklist of items and provisions to be considered when using the form, presented as guidelines and rules for their use. (672 pages)

Property Management 

California Real Estate License property Management

Realty Publications, 6th Edition
The detailed and exacting rules of leasing and renting both residential and non-residential income properties are examined and applied in hundreds of vivid landlord/tenant situations encountered daily by owners, managers and leasing agents. Along With…all forms and notices required to establish management and leasing agencies to create, manage and terminate tenancies and to preserve rent obligations for enforcement. (650 pages)

Real Estate Principles 

California Real Estate License Principles

Realty Publications, 2nd Edition.
Principles covers more of the basic fundamentals of real estate than any of the other courses The material in Real Estate Principles is a broad collection of fundamental real estate concepts a new agent or broker will likely encounter in their first four years of practice. Included are…basic agency issues, fair housing rules, property disclosures, property valuation, purchase offers, rights of ownership, adjacent property issues, title and vesting, notes and trust deed financing provisions, default and foreclosure, property management, construction and real estate math. (622 pages)