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Principles of Real Estate I | Texas Approval #121


30 Hour | Text Course | Instructor:  Kaplan University
Real estate is a heavily regulated market with many sources of law on the federal, state, and local levels that the real estate practitioner must be familiar with.  This course introduces students the the legal considerations that affect today's real estate professional.

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TX Principles of Real Estate I



Course Description

Real estate is a heavily regulated market, the real estate practitioner must be familiar with the many sources of law on the federal, state, and local levels. This course introduces students to the legal considerations that affect today’s real estate professional. 

1. Introduction to Modern Real Estate Practice

  • Real Estate – A Business of Many Specializations
  • Education Committee
  • The Real Estate Market – Characteristics of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Professional Organizations
  • Real Estate – The Business of Value
  • The Purpose of Licensing Laws – What a Licensee Can and Cannot Do
  • The Texas Real Estate Commission and Licensing Requirements 

2. Real Property

  • Land, Real Estate and Real Property
  • Personal Property

3. Concepts and Responsibilities of Home Ownership

  • Types of Home Ownership
  • Tax Benefits for Homeowners
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Additional Concepts

4. Real Estate Brokerage and Law of Agency

  • The Law of Agency
  • Agency Positions and Disclosure
  • Brokerage & Nature of the Brokerage Business
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act

5. Fair Housing Laws

  • Equal Opportunity in Housing
  • Texas Fair Housing Laws
  • Housing Discrimination 
  • Housing Credit Discrimination
  • Community Reinvestment

6. Ethics of Practice as a License Holder

  • Professional Ethics
  • Canons of Professional Ethics

7. Texas Real Estate License Act

  • General Provisions
  • Texas Real Estate Commission
  • Admin & Other TREC Personnel
  • Commission Powers & Duties
  • Public Interest/Complaint Procedures
  • Broker Lawyer Committee
  • Accreditation & approval of R.E. Education & Courses of Study
  • Examinations
  • License Renewal
  • Certification Requirements
  • Practice by a License Holder
  • Real Estate Recovery Trust Account
  • Prohibited Practices & Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Administrative Penalty
  • Other Penalties & Enforcement Provisions/Consumer Advocacy
  • General Provisions Relating to Liability Issues

8. Legal Descriptions

  • Describing Land/Legal Descriptions
  • Methods of Describing Real Estate in Texas
  • Legal Description
  • Surveying

9. Real Estate Contracts

  • Contracts
  • Contracts Used in the Real Estate Business
  • Elements of a Contract

10. Interest in Real Estate

  • Historical Background
  • Estates in Land
  • Encumbrances
  • Tax Leins
  • Liens other than Taxes
  • Water Right
  • Residence as a Homestead

11. How Home Ownership is Held

  • Forms of Ownership
  • Co-Ownership
  • Trusts
  • Ownership of Real Estate by Business

12. Listing Agreement (REPI)

  • Listing Property 
  • Property Disclosures and Notices
  • Types of Listings

Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 8am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

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