Both the course materials and the instructor were excellent!"
Found this course to be great ! Lessons were easy to follow and understand. I would recommend this class to anyone."
Great course! I learned alot about real estate that will help me further my understanding in Land Title Insurance position. Fantastic Instructor! I would highly recommend this class."
I enjoyed the course and found it very informative."
I enjoyed this class. It was an excellent review of material that I use on a daily basis in the real estate world."
Neal Bevans is a great teacher, top shelf all the way. All questions are answered within a day and in the detail you need to understand Real Estate. Two of the ladies from work will be taking this course. It has been fun."
The instructor is obviously very knowledgeable. He approaches the subject of real estate armed with his knowledge but more importantly, with his great sense of humor and genuineness. He really helped to break down the course material in a way that is easy to digest. I now have a firmer grasp on the subject, and this course will no doubt assist me with future decisions that I need to make regarding my career and personal projects."
This course gave me what I needed in order to sell a house and buy a new one. I at least know the terminology and what to expect. Very thorough lessons to study, good feedback to discussions, and exam covered the material."
Course Code: rel
Learn about the key differences between real and personal property, as well as some of the unique characteristics of land. You'll also get an overview of all the varied classifications of real property. Then learn about what kinds of titles carry which kinds of rights.
Discover how to read and understand the different types of property descriptions, how to avoid disputes about them, and how to make this inside knowledge work for you. Then learn about the basic contract requirements involved in selling property.
Understand the law of fixtures and look at the important issue of easements, which give a non-owner the right to use part of someone else's land. Then track the negotiations that go on when you buy and sell real estate from beginning to close.
Examine landlord-tenant law, exploring what rights and obligations each has to the other. You’ll also walk step-by-step through the terms of a typical lease. Then, learn to decipher all the parts of the deed, clarifying what each clause means and how each part impacts your ownership rights.
Demystify mortgages by discussing what a mortgage is, what "prequalification" and "preapproval" are, and what lenders look for before entering into a mortgage with a borrower. You'll also see what types of mortgages you can choose from and understand the good and bad points of each. Then meet the people involved in a typical closing, see what documents the closing professional needs, learn about the ones a buyer must sign, and what the costs are and where they come from.
Learn everything you need to know about zoning and restrictive covenants. Finally, you’ll survey the various types of professions tied to real estate including: agents, surveyors, real estate paralegals, appraisers, inspectors, and more.
Neal Bevans is a former Assistant District Attorney. A veteran of over 150 trials, Bevans has tried every major felony from rape, murder, and narcotics to armed robbery. One of his cases was televised nationally on Court TV. He has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia (Order of the Barrister) and has been a college instructor for over 10 years. He has also presented numerous seminars to medical professionals about the legal field, including training seminars for legal nurse consultants and sexual assault nurse examiners. In addition to practicing real estate law, he also worked as a title examiner and bought and sold real estate investment properties. An author of fiction and nonfiction material, his textbook Criminal Law and Procedure for Paralegals, was published in 2002. His second textbook, Tort Law for Legal Assistants, was published in 2003. He has also published numerous magazine articles about many aspects of the legal and medical fields, including articles focusing on developing a legal nurse consulting practice. He is also a contributing columnist to Legal Assistant Today magazine.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.