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The Real Estate Program

Become a real estate professional! 

woman showing a computer to someoneBegin this rewarding and flexible career by completing courses toward your real estate salesperson and/or broker’s license.  Real estate agents work with buyers and sellers in this dynamic profession.  Set your own schedule, balance life and work, celebrate home purchases, and expand your business knowledge.
The Real Estate Certificate provides a structured program with courses to lead today's professionals through these challenges and opportunities.


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Where to Begin?

Where to Begin?

OER Starter Kits

This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER).
The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER.
Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education. [Version 1.1. Revised September 5th, 2019.]

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The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers

The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers was created to bring attention to the work that is involved in building and managing an OER program, from learning about open educational practices and soliciting team members to collecting and reporting data on your program’s outcomes.
Regardless of your program's scope and your own experience with OER, we hope that the Starter Kit for Program Managers will have some tips to help you along your way.

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Textbooks, Videos, Manuals, Etc.

View ResourceThe closing process

Explains the series of events that take place during closing

Discusses responsibilities for ordering inspections and insurance, and state which party usually pays for these products or service
Describes the process for estimating seller’s net proceeds and buyer’s net cost
Understands federal and state laws that regulate settlement
Summarizes the real estate agent’s role during the closing process -- License: Creative Commons Attribution

Types of escrow in real estateImage courtesy of the Noun Project 

Overview: In real estate transactions there are typically several kinds of escrow accounts. Explore  some of the different escrow real estate accounts in this video. 

License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike -- Image created by Warunk Icon from Noun  Project 

Image courtesy of the Noun ProjectIntroduction to the Law of Property, Estate Planning and Insurance

Introduction to the Law of Property, Estate Planning and Insurance is an up-to-date textbook that covers legal issues that students must understand relating to real estate (an especially important business asset), as well as estate planning and insurance. The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach. The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with their clear, concise and readable style.

License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike -- Image created by Bloger Indo from Noun Project

Real Estate Courses

Real Estate Transactions

This course discusses the purchase and financing of real estate, due diligence in real estate transactions, property ownership and rights and the unique challenges associated with common property ownership. No prior knowledge of real estate law is required to complete this course.
License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 
Language: English  Media -- Format: Mobile, Text/HTML, Video -- Image created by Adrien Duchateau from Noun Project

Landlord-Tenant LawView Resource

Overview: This course explores the responsibilities and remedies of landlords and tenants. This is an introductory-level course, with no prior knowledge of real property law required.

License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives