18 Hour Real Estate Continued Education with Estimating and Bidding for Success Syllabus

Michigan 18 Hour Real Estate Continuing Education Course Package

This package contains the following courses:

Course #1 — 6 hrs Legal Descriptions with Estimating and Bidding for Success

Course #2 — 6-hour Environmental Issues & Lead Paint Awareness

Course #3 — 6-hour Water Rights & Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Building

 

 

Legal Descriptions/Estimating and Bidding for Success
6HR CE Including 2HR Legal Updates

 

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Legal descriptions, as the name implies, are the way and means by which real property, or real estate, is legally identified, conveyed, assessed and taxed. When real estate is transacted, it is the legal description that uniquely describes and identifies the property involved in the transaction and all of its appurtenances. Legal descriptions are used in all types of transactions, not just those involving the sale or purchase of real estate. Legal descriptions are used in deeds of conveyance, mortgages, claims of title, leases, title insurance policies, easements, etc. To do this effectively, an adequate understanding of legal descriptions is necessary.

 

This course will also explain the methods of construction delivery, different types of estimates, and the tools needed by the estimator to tender a bid. Being able to read and understand blueprints is also integral to the estimating process. Knowing how to apply and itemize costs for specific activities and materials, based on a set of plans and related professional resources, is key. The estimator who can visualize the project, and accurately determine its costs will become one of the most important persons in any construction company.

 

 

LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS

Metes and Bounds

  1. Introduction
  2. Metes and Bounds
    b. Survey System
    c. Subdivisions
  3. Metes and Bounds
  4. POB
    b. Distances
    c. Directions

Survey System

  1. History
  2. Survey System
  3. Principal Meridians
    b. Base lines
    c. Range lines
    d. Township lines
  4. Michigan Survey History
  5. Townships

Numbering System

  1. Examples
    2. Practice Questions

Subdivisions

  1. Methods
    2. Land Division Act
  2. Subdivision
    b. Condo
    c. Division
    d. Exempt Split
  3. Bonus Splits

 

BIDDING AND ESTIMATING

Estimating and Bidding Fundamentals

  1. Types of Estimates
    2. The Bidding Process
    3. Pre-Bid Duties
    4. Material Costs
    5. Bid Day
    6. Glossary

Plan Reading

  1. Parts of a Blueprint

Guidelines for Estimating

  1. Concrete, Masonry, Steel
    2. Carpentry
    3. Thermal, Windows, Finishes, Specialties
    4. Profit

 

Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to info@realestatetraininginstitute.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

Student policies and procedures are always available by going to www.realestatetraininginstitute.com and scrolling to the bottom of the page (See Privacy and Refund Policy).

 


 

Michigan Real Estate Course #2: Environmental Issues & Lead Paint Awareness 6-hour

 

Course Description

Human activity has been impacting the environment for thousands of years. Industrial, chemical, and energy related waste materials have had an exponential effect on the environment. It has only been in the last 50 years or so that environmental laws have been enacted to protect public health, safety and welfare, as well as preserving natural resources. These and other issues have made environmental law more and more prevalent in real estate transactions and litigation, as opposing groups seek to contain and remediate costs associated with contaminated sites and similar issues.

Traditional renovation work can create significant dust-lead hazards if lead-based paint is disturbed. Contaminated dust generated by traditional renovation work can cause lead poisoning in children, pregnant women, healthy adults, and even pets. Practical changes in work practices can minimize and contain dust. The use of lead-safe work practices makes the job safer and reduces liability exposure. This course will teach you how to perform or supervise lead-safe work practices safely and effectively. This course is not a qualifier for RRP Certification. You must complete an EPA accredited course for Certified Renovator Status.

 


 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

History

1. Industrial Revolution
2. Energy Consumption
3. Synthetics
4. Environmental Revolution
5. CERCLA
6. Environmental Site Assessment

Substances and Environmental Risk

Lesson 1

a. Introduction
b. Lead
c. Mold

Lesson 2

a. Radon
b. Asbestos
c. Vermiculite
d. Petroleum Based Contaminants
e. Underground Storage Tanks

Lesson 3

a. Farm Products
b. Heavy Metals
c. Formaldehyde
d. PCBs and PBBs

Brownfield Remediation TC

1. Examples

Federal and State Laws

1. CERCLA
2. RCRA
3. Toxic Substance Control Act
4. Clean Air and Water Acts
5. Safe Drinking Water Act
6. NREPA
7. Stigma and Value

 

LEAD PAINT AWARENESS

Lead Paint Concerns

1. Definition
2. Health Risks
3. Exposure Pathways
4. Clearance Standards

Regulation

1. Firm Certification
2. Individual Certification
3. Standards
4. HUD Lead Safe Housing Rules

Before Beginning Work

1. Educate Owners and Residents
2. Determining Lead Paint Presence

Containing Dust

1. What is Containment?
2. Interior Containment
3. Exterior Containment

During the Work

1. Prohibited Practices
2. Specialized Tools
3. Personal Protection Equipment
4. Controlling the Dust

Cleaning and Checking Your Work

1. Effective Cleanup
2. Interior Requirements
3. Exterior Requirements

Recordkeeping

1. On-the-job Records
2. Non-Certified Worker Training
3. Sample Reporting

Appendices

 


 

Michigan Real Estate Course #3: Water Rights & Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Building 6-hour

 

Course Description

With the increased demand for water frontage and access to water, its value has increased dramatically, which in turn has led to many efforts to buy up water frontage and develop it for specific projects. That goal is often at odds with the desire of the local governments and the DEQ to preserve natural areas and to protect the public’s access to the state’s water resources. These and other issues have made water law and riparian rights more and more prevalent in real estate transactions and litigation as opposing groups seek to use or redefine riparian rights, ownership of waterfront property, access to water, flowage rights along rivers and streams, and similar issues.

Wind and solar energy generation systems are about to reach the level of affordability that will allow them to be considered equal to conventional power generation systems like fossil fuel plants and hydro-electric dams. This course will explain what products are on the market, and what rebates and incentives are available for those who want to take advantage of energy efficient resources and components. The course will also bring attention to methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment, while providing a greater economic benefit to the homeowner. Students successfully completing this course will gain confidence in their ability to provide valuable information to their customers regarding renewable and energy efficient options.

 


 

WATER RIGHTS

Riparian Rights

1. Ownership
2. Types
3. Regulation and Scope
4. Public Access

Rights of Property Owners Along a Road

1. Dedicated access
2. Division of Submerged Land
3. Easements

Inland Lakes and Streams

1. Public Road Ends
2. Use of Navigable Waters
3. Dams and Flowage Rights
4. Selling Waterfront Property

Great Lakes, Oceans and Seas

1. Keyhole or Funneling
2. High Water Marks
3. Glass vs. Goekel
4. Beach Grooming

Judicial System

1. State
2. Federal

Ground Water and Septage

1. Lake Levels
2. Groundwater
3. Septic Systems

Questions and Answers


 

WIND POWER

Wind Power I

1. History
2. Products and Components
3. Sources of Energy Production
4. Offshore Production: Pros and Cons
5. Onshore Production: Pros and Cons

 

Wind Power II

1. Distributed wind power
2. Automation and Safety Factors
3. Grants and Incentives
4. Residential and Small Business Wind Generation

 

SOLAR ENERGY USE

Solar Energy Use I

1. Solar Energy: Passive/Active
2. Solar Photo Voltaic
3. Industry Acronyms and Terms
4. Residential and Small Business Solar Use
5. Rebates and Incentives

Solar Energy Use II

1. Small Business Systems
2. Residential Use
3. Solar Pros and Cons
4. Structural Considerations
5. Installation and Mounting Considerations

Solar Energy Use III

1. Solar Harvesting
2. Solar Power Plants
3. Industry Acronyms and Terms

ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING

Lesson One

1. Environmental and Economic Imperatives
2. Green Building Practices
3. Cost and Initial Investment

Lesson Two

1. Evaluating the Jobsite
2. Brownfield Remediation Strategies
3. Natural Ecosystems
4. Managing Erosion
5. Water Pollution

Lesson Three

1. Solar Heating and Cooling
2. Renewable Energy Sources
3. Geothermal Power

Lesson Four

1. Photovoltaic Systems
2. Recycled Materials
3. Indoor Air Quality
4. LEED Rating


Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to info@traininginstitutesedu.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

Student policies and procedures are always available by going to www.realestatetraininginstitute.com and scrolling to the bottom of the page (See Privacy and Refund Policy).