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The following Real Estate courses are offered:

RE 110     Legal Aspects of Real Estate    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course is a study of California real estate law.  Topics include:  the sources of law and the judicial system; agency; duties and responsibilities of licensees; contracts and their application to real estate; property ownership and management; real estate security devices; property rights, liens and homesteads; landlord-tenant law, land use controls, and title insurance and escrow.  Completion of the course applies toward the California Department of Real Estate education requirements for the broker’s examination. 

RE 120     Real Estate Practice    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course covers practices and techniques of residential real estate brokerage and sales, including ethics, fair housing agency, goal setting, prospecting, listing, advertising, escrow procedures, financing, taxation, marketing, property management, leasing and business opportunities. This course applies toward California Department of Real Estate education requirements for the broker’s examination.
 
RE 121     Home Staging    2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC  
This course is an introduction to the best practices for preparing the interior and exterior of a home for sale. This course is an elaboration of some techniques introduced in Real Estate 120, Real Estate Practice, but with an eye to the design issues apparent in successfully marketing a home for sale. Subject matter includes creating curb appeal, decluttering and depersonalizing interior spaces, appealing to a buyers’ five senses, and creating a positive emotional reaction in a potential buyer.  Successful students will be able to employ these techniques within their profession as a real estate agent, as professional home stagers, or as principals selling their own homes. 

RE 130     Real Estate Finance    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course is an analysis of real estate financing, including lending policies and problems in financing transactions in residential, apartment, commercial, and special purpose properties.  Methods of financing properties are emphasized.  Successful completion of the course applies toward the educational requirements for the Broker’s Examination. 

RE 140     Real Estate Appraisal    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course covers the purposes of appraisals; the appraisal process; and the different approaches, methods and techniques used to determine the value of various types of property.  The course emphasizes residential single family properties and applies toward the educational requirement for the Real Estate Broker’s License, and Licensed and General Appraiser’s License. 

RE 141     Advanced Appraisal    3 Units
Prerequisite: RE 140. Grade of “C” or better required to meet prerequisite.
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course discusses advanced appraisal concepts with an emphasis on market and income analysis, capitalization techniques, rate derivation, compound interest tables, cost and sales comparison approaches; and the appraisal of specific income properties such as apartments, office buildings, shopping centers and industrial properties.
 
RE 150     Real Estate Economics    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course covers nature and classification of real estate and real estate investments, economic development of real property, real estate cycles and market trends.  Governmental and private sector influence on the economics of real estate is covered.  It is recommended that this course be taken last in the real estate course series. 

RE 161     Advanced Escrow Procedures    3 Units
Prerequisite: RE 160. Grade of “C” or better required to meet prerequisite.
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course covers unusual and difficult types of escrow, including the evaluation of possible solutions with emphasis on real estate loans, financing instruments and exchanges. 

RE 295     Independent Studies in Real Estate    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

RE 299     Experimental Offering in Real Estate    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

RE 300     California Real Estate Principles    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This fundamental real estate course covers the basic laws and principles of California real estate, introducing students to the background and terminology necessary for advanced study in specialized real estate courses. Topics include real estate regulation, title, possession, encumbrances and financing. This course is required by the California Department of Real Estate prior to taking the real estate salesperson’s examination. 

RE 495     Independent Studies in Real Estate    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

RE 499     Experimental Offering in Real Estate    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

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