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Fast-track your real estate career with a California broker pre-license package

Our packages contain everything you need to advance your real estate career, including all mandatory California real estate broker classes.

5-Course Broker Package

$299.00

SKU | 502CA067001 Hours | 225

California Real Estate Law: Text & Cases, 9th Edition

California Mortgage Loan Origination & Lending, 5th Edition

Basic Real Estate Appraisal, 9th Edition

Essentials of Real Estate Economics, 6th Edition

California Real Estate Escrow and Title, 10th Edition

California Real Estate Exam Prep + CD Smart Guide to Passing, 2nd Edition

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Includes:

  1. Legal Aspects of Real Estate #3704-16 (Book) - Covers eminent domain, predatory lending, legal trends and more!
  2. Real Estate Appraisal #3703-16 (Book) - Provides a thorough outline of fundamental real estate appraisal theory and practice.
  3. Escrow #3630-15 (Book) - From an overview of the escrow business to detailed information on each step of the escrow process.
  4. Real Estate Economics #3090-08 (Book) - Presents the factors that cause real estate values to change and much more.
  5. Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending #3644-15 (Book) - Covers topics including appraisal, credit agencies, title and escrow, and computer programs used in the industry.
  6. California Broker Pre-license Exams
  7. MathMaster - online - Clear and concise review of real estate math.

Legal Aspects of Real Estate

$79.00

SKU | 502CA070001 Hours | 45

Legal Aspects of Real Estate

California Real Estate Law: Text & Cases, 9th Edition

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An in-depth study of the latest developments in California real estate law. This real estate Post-license online course covers more than 240 case studies over topics such as eminent domain, predatory lending, legal trends and more!

Escrow

$79.00

SKU | 502CA074001 Hours | 45

Real Estate Escrow and Title

California Real Estate Escrow and Title, 10th Edition

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This real estate Post-license online course covers everything you need to know about escrow in California. From an overview of the escrow business to detailed information on each step of the escrow process, you'll find all you need to master this complex real estate topic.

Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending

$79.00

SKU | 502CA071001 Hours | 45

Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending (#3093-08)

California Mortgage Loan Origination & Lending, 5th Edition

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Ideal for real estate licensees, individuals seeking to enter the mortgage loan business, and those already actively working in the industry, this real estate Post-license online course covers key topics including loan programs and features, required disclosures, loan processing, credit agencies, title and escrow, and computer programs used in the industry. Important legal concepts such as trust fund handling and both federal and state compliances are included to meet the state's course requirements. Extensive coverage of necessary forms such as loan application FNMA form, credit authorization, and actual escrow instructions are included.

Real Estate Economics

$79.00

SKU | 502CA073001 Hours | 45

Real Estate Economics (#3090-08)

Essentials of Real Estate Economics, 6th Edition

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Master the basics of real estate economics with this real estate post licensing online course. With a direct and practical approach to presenting the factors that cause real estate values to change, this practical real estate provides you with the tools you need to succeed. Hot button feature topics and answers to reviewing your understanding questions ensure that you successfully master the material.

Real Estate Appraisal

$79.00

SKU | 502CA072001 Hours | 45

Real Estate Appraisal (#3703-16)

Basic Real Estate Appraisal, 9th Edition

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Written by instructors for instructors, Basic Real Estate Appraisal covers the fundamentals of the appraisal business, making concepts accessible for aspiring real estate appraisers. It also helps real estate salespeople, brokers, consumers, investors, and all others seeking a better understanding of the role of appraisers in today’s real estate market. This ninth edition reflects the major changes in appraising and appraisal regulations in recent years, including changes to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) in the 2014–2015 Edition, as well as those approved for the 2016–2017 Edition.  This edition also addresses the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) and the Market Conditions Addendum used in single-family residential appraisals for lending purposes.

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Real Estate Finance and Investment, 8th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629809946

$181.95

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Fully updated and revised, this 8th edition has a new title: Real Estate Finance and Investment which reflects the emphasis on real estate investment. Updates to charts, examples, REIT requirements, and tax laws including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 are included. A new chapter has been added to show a real estate investment example from beginning to end for real-world application. The material presented in this book is based on a strong foundation of economic and financial theory and how to put those theories into practice.

Home Inspection Book: A Guide for Professionals

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324560633

$49.95

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A step-by-step handbook for real estate professionals, this is also a reference guide to help with all aspects of home inspection. This efficient learning tool is designed around ASHI, NAHI, and NACHI guidelines. Extensive illustrations, diagrams, charts, and helpful checklists make it a very user-friendly resource.

Essentials of Real Estate Economics, 7th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801971

$70.95

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This practical-approach book is intended for real estate students who lave little or no background in formal economics. It presents complex topics in a simple manner to provide the basics of real estate economics. It starts with the big picture and then narrows in on city patterns and growth, markets for various property types, governmental impacts, newest tax laws, zoning, and anticipating change.

Highlights of this edition include:
• Streamlined topics and combined chapters for easier comprehension
• Added discussion on important topics such as supply and demand, inflation, and business cycles
• Updated regulations to reflect the newest tax law changes, especially on capital gains rates
• Restructured chapter on anticipating change to look at short-term and long-term outlooks

Real Estate Finance, 7th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781285181370

$181.95

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Completely updated and edited to be more readable, Real Estate Finance 7th Edition lays the groundwork for an introductory course on real estate finance. Based on sound economic and financial principles, this book promotes a greater understanding of how real estate financial markets work. Divided into four Parts, this book addresses issues related to residential and commercial real estate finance

With the ever-changing landscape of real estate finance, this book applies the theoretical aspects of financial economics to explain how the financial institutions and markets evolved to their present state.

Topic updates include:

New chapter on federal regulation of financial institutions related to the mortgage market.
New topics on Regulation Z and the Dodd-Frank Act
Updated historical data to reflect the recent past
Revised REIT requirements
Updated to include more recent data on sources of funds, especially CMBS

Author: Terrence M. Clauretie and G. Stacy Sirmans

Copyright:2014

Mega-Producer Results in Commercial Real Estate: A Blueprint for Success

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629802039

$30.95

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Have you been thinking of starting a career in commercial real estate? Making the switch? Wondering how to get started?

Then this is the book for you. It contains a working blueprint for successfully entering or transitioning into commercial real estate and making it work. Bob Herd provides advice, direction, and mentoring from real estate professionals who have made the move. Conversations with veteran commercial brokers also give keen insights from industry authorities.

Highlights of the second edition include a new chapter on teams and whether or not they are a good fit for you, expanded information on how to acquire new clients and increase your sales, additional information on how to convert assets to the cash needed to see you through the startup period, and a new section on setting a monthly budget for prospecting commercial property owners, to name a few.

For those using this in the class setting, every chapter now has 10 quiz questions to reinforce what you’ve learned and supplements for instructors adopting this for the classroom.

Author: Robert L. Herd, CRB, CRS, GRI 

Copyright: 2019

5 Minutes to Jumpstarting Your Real Estate Career

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629800226

$40.95

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This practical guide provides quick tips for pulling the rip cord and skydiving into real estate success! Author John D. Mayfield shows agents his tried-and-true ways to blaze their way into real estate sales or to revive a lackluster sales record. He explains how to clarify and develop your personal brand, productively expand your sphere of influence, add enlightening detail to sales presentations, use online marketing to enhance your reputation, and give open houses that generate more business. From apps that can revolutionize the way you do business to effective prospecting techniques, this book will provide the tools necessary for achieving success as a real estate professional.

Author: John D. Mayfield

Copyright: 2015

Real Estate Marketing & Sales Essentials: Steps for Success, 2nd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629800097

$42.95

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Written by a real estate expert and training authority, this book provides the key steps for success for new and experienced agents who want to thrive, not just survive, in a dynamic industry. Real Estate Marketing and Sales Essentials is packed with insider tips, advice, and hands-on instruction on converting knowledge into sales. The book walks readers through the major daily activities, including prospecting, listing procedures, follow-up, social networking, referrals, technology, negotiation, financing, and more.  

Author: Dan Hamilton

Copyright: 2015

Real Estate Principles, 12th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781285420981

$137.95

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For decades this popular principles book has laid a solid foundation for thousands of new real estate professionals starting a rewarding career in the real estate industry. Known for his clear presentation and engaging style, Charles J. Jacobus brings together all the pieces of real estate, giving students the fundamentals they need for success. This best-selling principles book has been updated to reflect numerous changes in modern real estate practice. Particular attention has been given to new regulations in the mortgage industry, while still reinforcing the core concepts that have been the cornerstone of American real estate ownership. 

Author: Charles Jacobus

Copyright: 2014

Real Estate National Licensing Exam Prep

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781111427139

$46.95

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This thorough real estate guide covers the critical subject areas that sales and broker candidates must know to pass the national licensing exam. Topics include all the basics from real property characteristics and property ownership to operating a brokerage. Real Estate National Licensing Exam Prep includes content outlines for each of the test providers (AMP, PearsonVue, PSI, and state providers), general study tips, and 1,000 exam-style questions. Marcia Spada's step-by-step approach helps students gain confidence and master test-taking strategies.

Author: Spada, Marcia Darvin

Copyright: 2012

Real Estate Investment, 7 Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324784688

$88.95

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This comprehensive real estate investment guide helps industry professionals use risk analysis to determine a property’s productivity. The authors use a concise and practical hands-on approach to explain the factors involved in making wise investments. Applicable tax laws and regulations are also discussed, as well as investment-related legal documents. The text is supplemented by a student version of ARGUS® software, student exercises, and discussion questions.

Author: Wiedemer, John P. – Houston Community College - Emeritus Goeters, Joseph E. – Houston Community College Graham, J. Edward – University of North Carolina - Wilmington

Copyright: 2011

Real Estate, 13th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324143799

$174.95

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Designed to provide a clear understanding of real estate decisions, this book covers the fundamentals of the property ownership cycle. Each section focuses on a component of the decision-making process, such as value analysis, market dynamics, finance, federal taxes, and property development. Basic valuation concepts provide a frame of reference. Each chapter includes sample questions and exercises for exam preparation. 

Author: Shilling, James D. – DePaul University

Copyright: 2002

Real Estate Finance, 9th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324181425

$64.95

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This new edition reflects current principles and practices of real estate finance, in light of the financial crisis and mortgage meltdown that began in 2008. Covering both residential and commercial real estate finance, the text includes specialized mortgage lending procedures and the latest federal laws and regulations. The guide is supplemented by ARGUS software exercises with computer-based analysis and technology integration.

Author: Wiedemer, John P. – Houston Community College – Emeritus & J Keith Baker, North Lake College

Copyright: 2012

Commercial Real Estate Analysis & Investments with CD, 3rd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781133108825

$193.95

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Streamlined and completely updated with expanded coverage of corporate and international real estate investment, this upper-level real estate text presents the essential concepts, principles, and tools necessary to analyze income-producing commercial real estate from an investment perspective. This new edition continues to integrate relevant aspects of urban and financial economics to provide users with a fundamental analytical understanding and application of real estate investments—now using a student version of ARGUS(R) software on CD included with the book.

ARGUS(R) software is a Windows-based program used extensively in the real estate investment industry to solve complex investment and valuation problems. Also included on the CD is a student version of Crystal Ball(R), professional-grade software used to perform risk analysis on commercial investments. Author Piet Eichholtz contributes a chapter that explores international real estate investments, both opportunistically and structurally, by outlining elements for developing and implementing real estate investments successfully abroad. Jim Clayton from the University of Cincinnati thoroughly revised and updated the finance coverage and end-of-chapter questions throughout.

Author: Geltner/Miller/Clayton/Eichhotlz

Copyright: 2014

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Mega-Producer Results In Commercial Real Estate

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324314090

$30.95

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Packed with real-world stories and insider advice, this easy-to-read book explores the practices of high-producing commercial agents. Veteran commercial brokers share their success tips, and help you implement them. The text includes a discussion of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) curriculum, which is the core knowledge expected of commercial investment real estate practitioners.

Author: Herd, Bob – CRB, CRS, ePRO, GRI

Copyright: 2008

Learning Real Estate Finance

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324143638

$52.95

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This textbook teaches the beginning real estate student the skills and knowledge necessary for success in real estate. The authors' primary emphasis is residential finance, featuring solid coverage of the essential tools of finance, including time value of money. Clauretie and Sirmans also cover commercial real estate financing.

Author: Clauretie/Sirmans

Copyright: 2002

How to List & Sell Real Estate – 30th Anniversary Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780538798297

$41.95

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This 30th Anniversary Edition delivers Danielle Kennedy’s proven formula for building a successful real estate career and handling every turn of a changing market. Danielle explains how to benefit from tried-and-true basics while launching creative marketing strategies and new technology tools; drive social networking strategies to win and close more business; increase profits in challenging markets through multiple niches; and build a powerful brand with high-tech, high-touch marketing tools.

Author: Danielle Kennedy and Warren Jamison

Copyright: 2011

Effective Real Estate Sales And Marketing, 3rd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324222890

$52.95

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The formula for effective real estate sales has three essential elements—planning, marketing, and closing. Truly successful real estate professionals understand this 3-stage framework and apply the marketing mix that works most effectively for them to achieve success.

Technology is built into every element of this proven 3-stage framework because this is the new frontier for achieving profitable real estate selling. While you’ll find Effective Real Estate Sales and Marketing, 3e provides a solid overview of the relationship between marketing and sales, new agents as well as sales veterans will appreciate the extensive coverage of proven marketing techniques and effective technology applications.

Author: Rosenauer, Johnnie – San Antonio College Mayfield, John D. – ABR®, ABRM, GRI, e-PRO®, CRB

Copyright: 2007

Commercial Real Estate Analysis & Investments, 2nd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324305487

$193.95

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The well-known author team of Geltner and Miller bring you a new edition of this authoritative resource on commercial real estate analysis and investment. Streamlined and completely updated with expanded coverage of corporate and international real estate investment, this upper-level real estate text presents the essential concepts, principles, and tools necessary to analyze commercial real estate (income-producing) from an investment perspective. Commercial Real Estate Analysis & Investments, 2nd Edition bridges the gap between mainstream finance and the cutting edge of professional real estate practice, in order to address the implications of their key differences. This new edition continues to integrate relevant aspects of urban and financial economics to provide users with a fundamental analytical understanding and application of real estate investments—now using a student version of ARGUS® software on CD-ROM included with the book. ARGUS software is a Windows-based program used extensively in the real estate investment industry to solve complex investment and valuation problems. Also included on the CD is a student version of Crystal Ball®, professional-grade software used to perform risk analysis on commercial investments. Contributing author Piet Eichholtz from the University of Maasstricht contributes a chapter that explores international real estate investments, both opportunistically and structurally, by outlining elements for developing and implementing real estate investments successfully abroad. Jim Clayton from the University of Cincinnati thoroughly revised and updated the finance coverage and end-of-chapter questions throughout. In this edition Geltner and Miller enhance their unmatched pedagogy by adding discussion of the real options application to real estate development and streamlining the discussion of data returns.

Author: David M. Geltner, Norman G. Miller, Jim Clayton, & Piet Eichholtz

Copyright: 2007

5 Minutes to MORE Great Real Estate Letters, 2nd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781111428181

$40.95

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This follow-up to 5 Minutes to A Great Real Estate Letter gives real estate agents even more targeted and strategic marketing campaigns to drive business and close more sales. John Mayfield expands on many essential topics, such as prospecting and client-closing, and adds a wide range of fresh, contemporary business letters and niche correspondence. 

Author: Mayfield, John – ABR®, ABRM, GRI, e-PRO®, CRB

Copyright: 2012

Real Estate Brokerage: A Guide to Success, 2nd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629809557

$74.95

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The concepts in this book are for the startup real estate brokerage, the midsized brokerage, and the buyout of an existing brokerage.  This book is beneficial for the real estate license holder, the associate broker who is contemplating owning or managing a real estate brokerage, and the veteran broker who is looking to invest.  It discusses ethical and legal business practices, analyzing the market and competition, managing risk, recruitment and growth opportunities.  This book is organized around the two main functions of a real estate broker: recruiting new and experienced salespeople and retaining great talent. New to this second edition includes more detailed planning brokerage operations, case studies involving ethics, characteristics of a buyer’s and seller’s market as it relates to the real estate industry, and a focus on business insurance and risk analysis.

Author: Dan Hamilton

Copyright: 2018

Ethics for the Real Estate Professional, 4th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629802022

$16.95

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This fourth edition has been revised significantly to address the state of the industry since the mortgage crisis.The chapters have been fully updated with new psychological and business models for resolving ethical dilemmas, shows how the code of ethics shapes business practices, and gives more contemporary examples and case studies on applied ethics.

Author: Deborah H. Long, DREI, Ed.D.

Copyright: 2018

Real Estate Principles, 13th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629809939

$149.95

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Today’s real estate consumers are very unique. They grew up with technology and their speedy access to information drives consumer habits. The role of the real estate professional has progressed because of technology, as well as increased governmental regulations. With the evolution of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and continued emphasis on consumer protection, real estate professionals work in a changing and exciting world.

This principles book was written to help today’s students become tomorrow’s professionals. It lays the foundation of the market giving readers the tools on which to base a successful career.

Updates include:

-N ew topics of Title Insurance, Wind Energy, Identify Theft, and Real Estate Investment Trusts.

- Updated discussions of current FHA coverage, mortgage insurance, construction regulations, TILA, mortgage loan origination, creative financing, RESPA regulations, and capital gains topics.

- Study guide available separately for further practice in test-taking and reinforcement of learning objectives with quizzes, answers, and rationale for further explanation.

- Instructor resources for adopting schools include chapter outlines, teaching tips and a bank of test questions for classroom assessment.

Author: Charles J. Jacobus 

Copyright: 2018

Real Estate Law, 3rd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801360

$93.95

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Real Estate Law, 3rd Edition provides a well-written, detailed exploration of how real estate and the law interact. The material discussed is pertinent to all the daily agency activities the reader may encounter. This edition has been updated to include new RESPA and CFPB rules, new theories involving agency concepts, revised federal tax laws, arbitration and mediation concepts, electronically transmitted contracts and registration systems, and new tax issues in home ownership and sales.

Author: Charles J. Jacobus 

Copyright: 2016

Qualifying the Buyer Under New Regulations

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801568

$12.99

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Qualifying the Buyer Under New Regulations addresses the fundamental role of real estate agents in the mortgage lending process. With so many changes affecting the ability of potential homebuyers to obtain loans, it is imperative for real estate agents to understand the complexities of today’s market. The book discusses how to qualify buyers, as well as the pitfalls to avoid in that process. The qualified mortgage (QM) and ability to repay (ATR) rules are also covered, with an in-depth look at how they affect real estate transactions.

Author: OnCourse Learning

Copyright: 2016


Tax Implications of Home Sales

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801544

$12.99

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Real estate professionals can increase their value to their customers by learning the tax implications on home sales in the U.S. Discover strategies every real estate agent can use, including how to identify the sources of active, portfolio, and passive income. Discover how long- and short-term capital gains and losses are treated. Learn how depreciation affects taxable income, cost basis, and taxation of capital gains. You will also look at the ownership and use requirements for claiming a section 121 exclusion of gain, how to calculate taxable home sales gains, and more. This is a great resource in helping agents better understand tax implications and assist their clients.

Author: OnCourse Learning

Copyright: 2016

Starting a Successful Brokerage

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801520

$12.99

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Ready to start your own brokerage business? Starting a Successful Brokerage is packed with essential information to help you get started and succeed! Learn about developing a business plan, setting up your company’s management team, marketing, advertising, and identify the costs involved in running a company. Starting a brokerage is a huge challenge . . . and there are great rewards for those who do it right! Learn the vital skills, strategies, and steps for getting your company off to a great start.

Author: OnCourse Learning

Copyright: 2016

Property Pricing and Residential Real Estate

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801513

$12.99

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When a property is priced properly, it is easier for real estate agents to show and sell it. This book explores in-depth the appraisal process versus the Competitive Market Analysis approach to determining value for a given property. Practical applications of different pricing methods are summarized, along with real world examples and illustrations of pricing residential properties and income-producing properties.

Author: OnCourse Learning

Copyright: 2016

Green Real Estate

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801537

$12.99

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This book is designed to improve real estate licensees’ knowledge of green energy, green housing, and the types of green certification available for buildings, systems, and licensees, so that licensees may better serve clients who are interested in green living or building. The housing market is becoming increasingly greener, due in part to regulatory demand, and in part to consumer demand. Readers will understand the techniques used in green building, the benefits of green building for energy efficiency, resource conservation and marketability; the types of green certification available and how they apply to systems, housing, and licensees; and how to appropriately refer green contractors and other vendors. This serves as a must-have guide for gaining an overall understanding of the green housing movement, and how licensees may best serve clients interested in green real estate. 

Author: OnCourse Learning

Copyright: 2016

Minimizing Risk with Effective Practices

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801551

$12.99

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In today’s real estate environment, knowing how to avoid legal problems is essential. This must-have book provides an overview of how to minimize your liability. You’ll learn about the importance of establishing agency policies, developing effective marketing and advertising practices, effective anti-discrimination practices, plus how to reduce your risk by maintaining proper records.

Author: OnCourse Learning

Copyright: 2016

California Mortgage Loan Brokering & Lending, 4th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780538739597

$90.95

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This comprehensive guide details the loan process and discusses the mortgage loan business, providing a broad overview of career opportunities in this highly competitive industry. This edition incorporates the SAFE Act and its impact on mortgage brokers, as well as other significant changes seen in the mortgage loan industry since the 2008 real estate meltdown.

Author: D. L. Grogan & M. C. "Buzz" Chambers

Copyright: 2011

Real Estate: An Introduction to the Profession, 12th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629802176

$81.95

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Thousands of professionals like you have built their career on the foundation this popular principles book provides you – unlocking the key to your success in real estate. In this book you will learn about real estate brokerage, financing, contracts, closing, investment, fair housing, licensing, and rights and interests.

Author: Charles J. Jacobus 

Copyright: 2018

California Real Estate Exam Prep, 15th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629800196

$31.95

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California Real Estate Exam Prep, 15th Edition puts students on a path to successfully prepare for and pass their California real estate licensing exam. The text provides a complete background in California real estate principles and reflects the most recent changes in California real estate licensure requirements. Other updates include the addition of new real estate terms to coincide with new regulations, as well as moving math out of the main text to the appendix, so readers have a single place to find all formulas and real estate math. As in previous editions, William H. Pivar continues to provide helpful, accessible instruction and hands-on experience in examination techniques.

Author: William H. Pivar

Copyright: 2015

Real Estate Finance, 10th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629800202

$61.95

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Real Estate Finance, 10th Edition details contemporary residential and commercial real estate finance, explaining how these financial markets work. The 10th edition has been updated to reflect current principles and practices of modern real estate finance resulting from the recent financial crisis, mortgage meltdown, and prolonged road to recovery. This text provides coverage of specialized mortgage lending procedures including: sources of mortgage money, constraints on those sources, loan qualifications, and laws and regulations that guide practices today. The easy-to-read narrative format provides an accessible introduction for the novice student, as well as an invaluable overview for experienced professionals.

Features:

- Lists useful web addresses as resources for additional learning in each chapter
- Includes revisions that have occurred in the secondary mortgage market for mortgage-backed securities to enhance understanding of the two main government-sponsored agencies
- Discusses the lingering effects of Wall Street Reform and the Consumer Protection Act
- Covers the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule

Author: J. Keith Baker & John P. Wiedemer

Copyright: 2016

Basic Real Estate Appraisal, 9th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | New License

SKU | 9781629800189

$78.95

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Written by instructors for instructors, Basic Real Estate Appraisal covers the fundamentals of the appraisal business, making concepts accessible for aspiring real estate appraisers. It also helps real estate salespeople, brokers, consumers, investors, and all others seeking a better understanding of the role of appraisers in today’s real estate market. This ninth edition reflects the major changes in appraising and appraisal regulations in recent years, including changes to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) in the 2014–2015 Edition, as well as those approved for the 2016–2017 Edition. This edition also addresses the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) and the Market Conditions Addendum used in single-family residential appraisals for lending purposes.

Author: Richard H. Betts and James A. Glickman

Copyright: 2015

Essentials of Real Estate Economics, 6th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780538739696

$70.95

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This direct and practical textbook presents the current economic factors that cause real estate values to change. No formal background in economics   is required for real estate sales and broker candidates to gain a solid understanding of fundamental economic and finance principles by reading   Essentials of Real Estate Economics.

 Author: Dennis J. McKenzie, Richard M. Betts, and Carol M. Jensen

 Copyright: 2011

California Real Estate Law: Text & Cases, 9th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629800219

$94.95

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This definitive text provides a detailed and practical explanation of California real estate law with more than 230 case studies to enhance learning. New and recent updates to real estate laws in California are included, along with tips on how to apply the laws discussed. Charts, tables, and sample documents increase the readers’ understanding. End-of-chapter questions and two comprehensive sample tests with answers and rationale help to test mastery of concepts. Case citations and code sections are referenced where appropriate to allow further research.

Author: Ted H. Gordon

Copyright: 2015

California Real Estate Escrow and Title, 10th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781427790934

$87.95

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California Real Estate Escrow and Title provides a comprehensive study of escrow and title insurance principles, from early America's escrow practices to transferring title in today's high-tech environment. This book promises to be a valuable resource for both the novice and the experienced real estate professional and will help satisfy an elective requirement for both salesperson and broker pre-licensing candidates. Including an advanced study of escrow and title procedures, this book offers a wealth of information. Other topics include the different escrow practices in both northern and southern California and a discussion of the California Civil Code, as well as federal laws. The book also includes information on the latest forces in the regulatory environment, and follows the entire escrow process from preliminary discussions all the way through closing. Instructor Resources include chapter outlines, PowerPoint presentations, quizzes, exams, and more.

Author: John Fesler and Mary Ellen Brady

Copyright: 2016

California Real Estate Principles, 10.1 Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801797

$74.95

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California Real Estate Principles Book is easy to understand, yet rigorous in reinforcing the terms and concepts necessary to pass the California real estate license exam. This edition has been updated to reflect California’s latest legislative changes. The authors have added fresh examples, new Student Learning Outcomes, and updated Reviewing Your Understanding questions throughout. Math has been moved out of the main text to the appendix, so students have a single place to look for all formulas and real estate math. This text contains everything you need to dive headfirst into your real estate career. Features • New disclosures chapter explores sellers’ and agents’ disclosure obligations, as well as supplemental statutory disclosures. • Expanded appraisal chapter includes more detail on the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), updates reflecting the 2014-2015 revisions of USPAP, and updated categories of licensing/certification reflecting January 2015 legislative changes. • Provides expanded discussion of the various listing agreements and reviews the latest version of the Residential Purchase Agreement. • Includes updated information on the California license exam.

Author: Mary Ellen Brady, Ed Estes, and Dennis J. McKenzie

Copyright: 2016

California Real Estate Practice, 3rd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629800165

$64.95

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Designed to be user-friendly for both instructors and students, this third edition of California Real Estate Practice Book includes current statute and code references, new and revised C.A.R. real estate forms, and extensive updates to all chapters and glossary. The authors have years of experience in sales, real estate office management, and classroom and online instruction. Each chapter features tips on how to effectively start and successfully grow a real estate business into an immensely satisfying lifelong career.

Author: Robert L. Herd and Bruce A. Southstone

Copyright: 2015

California Real Estate Exam Prep + CD Smart Guide to Passing, 2nd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781285418605

$31.95

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The California Real Estate Exam Prep Guide is the smart way to pass the California real estate exam with confidence! Maximize exam prep time with this all-in-one state-specific real estate exam prep guide that delivers the most exam practice available in one package. Each of the Real Estate Exam Prep SMART Guides is packed with hundreds of exam-style questions, answers, and rationale for the Real Estate License Exam in California. Plus, a bonus CD-ROM included with the book delivers 12 more practice exams using the Virtual Tutor System TM designed on a proven three-mode interactive advanced learning system allowing users to study in their choice of a Review Mode, Exam Mode, or Intensive Mode. The free CD also provides a real estate math review and glossary to help ensure success on the real estate exam.

Author: Cengage Learning

Copyright: 2008

California Mortgage Loan Origination & Lending, 5th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629800134

$90.95

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The California Mortgage Loan Origination & Lending book provides a comprehensive overview of the loan process and discusses the mortgage loan business, exploring career opportunities in this competitive and dynamic industry. The authors lead readers through the challenging field of mortgage brokering, detailing the factors that affect credit scores, what to look for in appraisal reports, and six traits necessary for success in the profession. This 5th edition is updated to reflect the latest financial information and regulations, including the new NMLS license laws and practice test questions

Author: D. L. Grogan and M. C. Buzz Chambers

Copyright: 2015

Learn about the California education requirements for real estate licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) 

California Real Estate Education Requirements:

  • California real estate salesperson license: Successful completion of three college-level courses, including: 
    • Real Estate Principles and Real Estate Practice, as well as one of the following courses --  Real Estate Appraisal, Property Management, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Economics, Legal Aspects of Real Estate, Real Estate Office Administration, General Accounting, Business Law, Escrows, Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending, Computer Applications in Real Estate and Common Interest Developments.
  • California real estate broker license: Successful completion of the following 8 statutorily required college-level courses: 
    • Real Estate Practice
    • Legal Aspects of Real Estate
    • Real Estate Finance
    • Real Estate Appraisal
    • Real Estate Economics or Accounting*
  • They must also complete three of the following courses: 
    • Real Estate Principles
    • Business Law
    • Property Management
    • Escrow
    • Real Estate Office Administration
    • Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
    • Advanced Legal Aspects of Real Estate
    • Advanced Real Estate Finance
    • Advanced Real Estate Appraisal
    • Computer Applications in Real Estate
    • Common Interest Developments

*Note: If both Real Estate Economics and Accounting are taken, only two courses from the above group are required.

Califormia State Reciprocity:

California has no reciprocity with any other state to allow a waiver of any of the requirements to obtain a license. 

In applying for the real estate broker or salesperson examination, evidence of completion (i.e. transcripts) of the statutory courses in out-of-state institutions is acceptable if the institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or a comparable regional accrediting entity, and each course counts as three semester-units of credit or four quarter-units of credit. Courses completed through foreign institutions of higher learning must be evaluated by a foreign credentials evaluation service approved by the Bureau of Real Estate.

Unless prior approval has been granted by the California Real Estate Commissioner, no private vocational real estate school outside the State of California may grant credit for the required pre-license courses. Out-of-state residents must file a Consent to Service of Process with the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE). This form must be completed, signed, notarized and submitted to the CalBRE with the original or renewal application.

Brokers must maintain a California business address if engaging in business in California. If not engaging in business in California, brokers must also file an Out-of-State Broker Acknowledgment. 

Salespersons must be licensed with a California broker if engaging in business in California.

Applicants for a California real estate license must submit one set of classifiable fingerprints, acceptable to the State Department of Justice (DOJ). Applicants who reside outside of California must submit their fingerprints directly to the CalBRE. A fingerprint card (FBI Applicant FD-258 Rev 3/10) will be provided to all out-of-state applicants with the original license application. It should be taken to a local law enforcement agency for completion. The appropriate fingerprint fee must be submitted to the CalBRE with the completed fingerprint card, original license application, and license fee.

California Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

California real estate licenses must be renewed every four years from the date on the license.

License renewal requires the completion of 45 clock hours of CalBRE-approved real estate CE consisting of:

  • One 8-hour survey course that covers the five required subjects (Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing and Risk Management) OR 
  • 15 hours of continuing education courses in the following subjects: Ethics, Agency, Trust Fund Handling, Fair Housing and Risk Management
  • Additionally agents must complete at least 18 clock hours of consumer protection courses, and can meet the 45-clock-hour requirement with any real estate classes related to either consumer service or consumer protection

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