2-Hour Fair Housing Online Course Description – Instructor: Gwyn Besner
It is important to realize Fair Housing laws are very much a part of today’s real estate market. Both Federal and State governments employ “testers” to police the industry. Testing is not considered entrapment and the results are admissible in court. Fair Housing is the law of the land, and even in the face of some apparent exceptions, there is no room for discrimination of any sort in the business of housing.
Gwyn Besner of The Acme Institute, is a respected and well known educator in Real Estate. She leads this top quality online video course that walks you through the basic principles of the Civil Rights Act, Federal and State Fair Housing, and ADA requirements.
Learning Objective: Be able to discuss the history and development of civil rights and fair housing legislation, and apply that towards the goal of a discrimination-free business.
1. Civil Rights Act
2. Federal Fair Housing
3. ADA Requirements
4. Michigan Fair Housing
2-Hour Michigan Agency Course Description – Instructor: Gwyn Besner
Real estate agents are subject to a broad range of legal and ethical requirements that are designed to protect buyers, sellers and the community at large. Buyers and sellers typically will delegate authority to a real estate broker to act as their agent when conducting real estate business. When this happens, an agency relationship has been created. This relationship falls under the domain of “law of agency”. This two-hour video course outlines the various types of agency and the standards of practice associated with each.
Levels of Agency
1. Single Agency
2. Multiple Agency
2. Consumer beliefs
2-Hour Environmental Issues
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.
1. Industrial Revolution
2. Energy Consumption
4. Environmental Revolution
6. Environmental Site Assessment
Substances and Environmental Risk
d. Petroleum Based Contaminants
e. Underground Storage Tanks
a. Farm Products
b. Heavy Metals
d. PCBs and PBBs
Brownfield Remediation TC
Federal and State Laws
3. Toxic Substance Control Act
4. Clean Air and Water Acts
5. Safe Drinking Water Act
7. Stigma and Value
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