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Course curriculum

  • 1

    CONTENTS

    • CONTENTS

  • 2

    INTRODUCTION

    • INTRODUCTION

  • 3

    SECTION 1: The Real Estate Business

    • Real Estate Professions

    • Development and Construction

    • Regulation and Licensing

    • Section 1 Test: The Real Estate Business

  • 4

    SECTION 2: Real Estate License Law and Qualifications for Licensure

    • Historical Perspective of FL License Law

    • Definitions of Key Terms (475.01)

    • Key Florida Real Estate Statutes and Rules

    • General Licensing Provisions (475.17; 455.213)

    • Sales Associate Licensing Requirements (475.161; 475.182

    • Broker Licensing Requirements (475.17)

    • Registration and Licensure (475.181)

    • Real Estate Services: Activities Requiring a License (475.01)

    • Individuals Exempted from Licensure (475.011)

    • Section 2 Test: Florida License Law & Qualifications for Licensure

  • 5

    SECTION 3: Real Estate License Law and Commission Rules

    • Florida Real Estate Commission (475.02)

    • Department of Business and Professional Regulation (20.165; 455.01; 455.203)

    • Real Estate Regulation: Licenses

    • Section 3 Test: RE License Law and Commission Rules

  • 6

    SECTION 4: Authorized Relationships, Duties and Disclosure

    • Concepts of Agency

    • Florida Law of Agency (475.255)

    • Authorized Brokerage Relationships (475.2701; 272; 278)

    • Authorized Brokerage Relationships (475.2701; 272; 278) (Cont)

    • Misrepresentation and Fraud (455.227)

    • Professional Ethics

    • Sales Associate – Broker Relationship (475.161; 42)

    • Section 4 Test: Authorized Relationships, Duties and Disclosure

  • 7

    SECTION 5: Real Estate Brokerage Activities: Guides for Sales Associates

    • Brokerage Offices (475.22)

    • Advertising (61J2-10.025; 501.2075)

    • Escrow / Trust Accounts – General Rules (61J2-14)

    • Rental Information and Lists (475.453)

    • Broker-Agent Relationship

    • Broker’s Commission (542; 475.703; 713; 61J2.10; 475.23)

    • Business Entities and Registration

    • Trade Names (475.22)

    • Unlicensed Assistants

    • Section 5 Test: Real Estate Brokerage Activities and Procedures

  • 8

    SECTION 6: Violations of License Law, Penalties and Procedures

    • Legal Terms to Know

    • Complaint Process (455.225; 120.68)

    • Violations and Penalties (475.17, 181, 25; 455.227)

    • Types of Penalties (475.42; 61J2-24; 120.695; 455.22)

    • Real Estate Recovery Fund (475.482)

    • Disciplinary Guidelines (61J2-24)

    • Test 6: Violations of License Law, Penalties and Procedures

  • 9

    SECTION 7: Federal and State Laws Pertaining to Real Estate

    • Federal Fair Housing

    • Florida Fair Housing Law (760)

    • Florida Environmental Laws (380; 386)

    • Florida Fair Lending Act (494.0078-494.00797)

    • Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (501.201-501.213)

    • National Uniform Landlord Tenant Act (URLTA)

    • Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (83)

    • Florida SB 184

    • Section 7 Test: Federal and State Laws Pertaining to Real Estate

  • 10

    SECTION 8: Property Rights: Estates and Tenancies; Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Time-Sharing

    • Nature of Property

    • General Property Rights

    • Estates and Tenancies

    • Homestead (222; 196)

    • Condominiums and Cooperatives

    • Test 8: Property Rights, Estates and Tenancies

  • 11

    SECTION 9: Title, Deeds and Ownership Restrictions

    • Title to Real Property

    • Acquiring & Recording Legal Title

    • Deeds

    • Title Transfer by Descent

    • Ownership Limitations and Restrictions: Encumbrances & Liens

    • Leases

    • General and Specific Liens

    • Public / Government Restrictions

    • Deed Restrictions

    • Section 9 Test: Titles, Deeds and Ownership Restrictions

  • 12

    SECTION 10: Legal Descriptions

    • Purpose and Types of Legal Descriptions

    • Section 10 Test: Legal Descriptions

  • 13

    SECTION 11: Real Estate Contracts

    • Real Estate Contracts

    • Section 11 Test: Real Estate Contracts

  • 14

    SECTION 12: Residential Mortgages

    • Mortgage Concepts

    • Transaction Instruments, Components & Mechanics

    • Mortgage Clauses

    • Contracts: Contract for Deed

    • Default and Foreclosure

    • Section 12 Test: Residential Mortgages

  • 15

    SECTION 13: Types of Mortgages and Sources of Financing

    • Types of Mortgages

    • Loan Qualification

    • The Mortgage Market

    • Fair Financing Laws

    • Section 13 Test: Types of Mortgages and Sources of Financing

  • 16

    SECTION 14: Closing of Transactions

    • Closing Essentials

    • Closing Essentials (cont)

    • Truth-in-Lending/RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule

    • Section 14 Test: Real Estate Computations and Closing Transactions

  • 17

    SECTION 15: The Real Estate Market

    • Physical Characteristics of Real Estate

    • Economic Characteristics of Real Estate

    • Economic Characteristics of Real Estate (cont)

    • Section 15 Test: Real Estate Markets and Analysis

  • 18

    SECTION 16: Real Estate Appraisal

    • Regulation of Appraisal Practice

    • Concepts and Principles of Value

    • Types of Value

    • Market Value Requirements

    • The Appraisal Process

    • Value Approaches: Sales Comparison Approach

    • Value Approaches: Cost Approach

    • Value Approaches: Income Approach

    • Gross Rent Multipliers

    • Preparing a Comparative Market Analysis

    • Section 16 Test: Real Estate Appraisal

  • 19

    SECTION 17: Real Estate Investments and Business Opportunity Brokerage

    • Investment Terminology

    • Investment Characteristics

    • Risk Assessment

    • Business Brokerage

    • Section 17 Test: Real Estate Investments

  • 20

    SECTION 18: Taxes Affecting Real Estate

    • Real Property Taxation

    • Federal Income Taxes

    • Section 18 Test: Taxes Affecting Real Estate

  • 21

    SECTION 19: Planning and Zoning

    • Definitions

    • Land Use Planning

    • Public Land Use Control

    • Private Land Use Control

    • Environmental Controls

    • Table Dates to Remember

    • Section 19 Test: Planning, Zoning and Environmental Hazards

  • 22

    PART TWO: REAL ESTATE MATH REVIEW

    • Basic Math

    • Basic Math (cont)

    • Basic Math (cont)

    • Ownership

    • Leases

    • Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate

    • Appraisal & Value

    • Finance

    • Finance (cont)

    • Investment

    • Investment (cont)

    • Real Estate Taxation

    • Commissions

    • Closing Costs, Prorations

    • Insurance Coverage

    • Test 20: Real Estate Mathematics

  • 23

    PRACTICE TESTS

    • FL Exam Prep Test 1

    • FL Exam Prep Test 2

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