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Real Estate Investment




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Course level: Undergraduate

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



What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Differentiate between real estate and other asset types.
  • Describe the impact of the real estate market on households, businesses, and the overall economy.
  • Compare the forms of real estate ownership.
  • Describe the investors in commercial real estate.

Week 2

  • Differentiate between primary and secondary residential mortgage markets.
  • Compare residential and commercial loan structures.
  • Critique the calculations, terminology, and legal elements of mortgages and financial documentation.

Week 3

  • Apply time value of money calculations.
  • Detect factors that influence market value, risk, and return.
  • Explain the professional appraisers’ valuation process.
  • Prepare an estimate of value using the income valuation approach.

Week 4

  • Assess investments using ratios and discounted cash flow analysis.
  • Determine income tax considerations impacting real estate investments.
  • Outline the functions performed by property managers.
  • Compare the leasing of various property types.

Week 5

  • Outline the development process.
  • Assess the impact of laws and regulations in real estate development and value.
  • Critique the role of real estate brokerage.
  • Determine key elements of a real estate sales contract and the process of closing a transaction.


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( or its predecessor for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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