Legal Issues in Real Estate

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Course Description:

The purpose of this class is to alert licensees to those situations that may cost them large amounts of money, or their license, or both. The course will help protect the public by educating licensees to recognize bad business practices while making them aware of the ongoing risk management regarding contracts, agency, anti-trust and fair housing issues in real estate.

Course Objective

At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Recite Fair Housing law and policy
  2. Interpret rules and regulations relating the anti-trust and disclosure issues
  3. Identify areas of risk in the practice of real estate
  4. Mitigate the risk to the consumer through sound business practices
Table of Contents

  1. Unit 1- Fair Housing
    • Federal Laws
    • State Laws
  2. Unit 2-Awareness - A New Millennium
    • Public Awareness
    • Assignment
    • Other Issues
    • Appendix
  3. Unit 3-Agency
    • Anti-Trust
    • Disclosure
    • Fraud
    • Misrepresentation
    • Title Risk
  4. Unit 4: Contract Risk
  5. Unit 5: Liability
  6. Final Exam
The contains several instructor assessments as well as multiple choice exams, interactive exercises, and is completed with a multiple choice final exam.

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