Buying real estate as an investment can be a sound practice but it requires research, understanding the market place and financial stability for tying up money for long term.
In this course the student will learn:
the basics of investing in residential real estate which include the profit and risk potentials;
the overall characteristics of real estate investments; and
the basics of how to compare investment properties which includes a detailed approach to analyzing a property.
In the first unit you will learn the basic concepts needed to understand investing in real estate and how these concepts are applied in analyzing real estate investments. You will learn the fundamentals of property management and be able to apply your knowledge and skills directly to the industry.
Students completing this course will also be able to demonstrate and recall key fair housing issues. They will be exposed to violations, situations and testing procedures to prepare them to be compliant with all fair housing laws.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Explain the basic factors affecting investment in real property
Discuss methods used in choosing investment property
Identify the manager's strengths and requirements
Explain the circumstances under which capital gains taxes apply
Assist an investor client in understanding financing for an investment property
Describe fair housing issues commonly associated with investment properties
Table of Contents
Unit 1: Introduction to Real Estate Investment
Unit 2: Investment in Real Estate
Unit 3: Managing Investment Real Estate
Unit 4: Financing Real Estate
Unit 5: Fair Housing