Real Estate Investment – fin467 (3 credits)

This course explores the techniques of real estate investment analysis, including financing, taxes, and decision-making criteria in today's real estate investment environment.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Planning & Development Considerations

  • Explain how to conduct market and feasibility analyses utilizing various resources.
  • Explain the factors that impact real estate pricing.
  • Compare and contrast community and investor land use planning.
  • Examine the six stages of the real estate development processes.
  • Apply the concept of time value of money to the valuation of real estate.

Real Estate Fundamentals

  • Distinguish among different types of real estate.
  • Differentiate between real and financial assets.
  • Compare the forms of ownership of real estate.
  • Describe the impact of supply and demand on the value of real estate.
  • Describe the relationship between the real estate market and the economy.

Investment & Valuation Considerations

  • Prepare an estimate of value using the income valuation approach.
  • Compare the three valuation approaches.
  • Determine the impact of taxation on value and return on investment.
  • Determine the impact of risk upon value.
  • Use the Internet and other resources to assess socio-economic and real estate factors that impact risk and return.
  • Explain the steps that professional appraisers utilize for valuation of real estate.

Financial & Legal Considerations

  • Compare and contrast the contracts involved in real estate management and leasing.
  • Identify the legal elements of mortgages and financial documentation.
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of adjustable rate and fixed rate residential mortgages.
  • Classify the various forms of commercial real estate financing and their applications.

Marketing & Management of Real Estate

  • Describe the role of brokerage in real estate transactions.
  • Assess the role of real estate in an overall investment portfolio.
  • Explain the impact of global economic issues on real estate values.

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