Real Estate Spring 2018
Instructor: Heather Costello
Heather Costello, JD graduated from Rutgers University School of Law in 2002 and served as a clerk to the Honorable John T. McNeill, III JSC, in the Camden County Superior Courts. Professor Costello spent several years in private practice, focusing on Real Estate Law, Family Law, and Employment Discrimination Law. She has been a faculty member at Bucks County Community College since 2008 and has been teaching the Real Estate courses since 2010.
REAL ESTATE 101: REAL ESTATE FUNDAMENTALS REAL 4005 C20
This is a basic course designed to provide students with an overview of real estate practice in Pennsylvania. Students learn the language, principles, and laws governing the real estate profession, with an emphasis on land, property rights in realty and practices, and the laws governing conveyance of these rights.
REAL ESTATE 102: REAL ESTATE PRACTICE REALE 4006 C20
This course focuses on the role of a real estate agent in residential brokerage. The course introduces basic techniques, procedures, regulations, and ethics involved in a real estate transaction and a working knowledge of the necessary forms and documents. Specific topics include fair housing, listing, settlement, and surveys.
Real Estate Courses
Instructor: Ron Long, Esq.
Dr. Long is a Bucks County Community College faculty member recognized in the 13th Edition of Dearborn Publishing Companies, "Modern Real Estate Practice in Pennsylvania". He is a Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Professor, Real Estate Broker and a Certified Real Estate Instructor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE PRE-LICENSING EXAM PREP COURSE ATEST 3003 C01
This (six hour) Course will provide you with tips for preparing and taking the Pennsylvania Real Estate Licensing Exam. Students will learn exam strategies for taking both the Pennsylvania State and National exam. Students will practice taking sample exams (two State and two National), develop test-taking skills, and understand question-wording and common exam mistakes, as well as reviewing frequently tested topics and areas of exam questions. Sample exams will be provided with this course.
REAL ESTATE LAW REALE 4004 C01 & C02
Fri, 1/1918 9 am - 5pm
Students will learn the basic legal concepts needed by persons involved in real estate practice. Included are the nature and importance of deeds, agreements of sale, leases, judgments, liens, and other encumbrances on title, title insurance, and closing procedures.
**This course will satisfy 15 hours towards the mandatory 240 hours educational requirement necessary to sit for the Pennsylvania Real Estate Brokers License examination.
REAL ESTATE FINANCING REALE 4003 C01
Thurs, 2/22/18 9 am – 5 pm
Students will learn the commonly used real estate financing instruments as well as the basic structures of real estate financial institutions and their policies. Topics include sources of funds, form and use of financing instruments, and the role of the government in the mortgage field.
**This course will also, satisfy 15 hours towards the mandatory 240 hours educational requirement necessary to sit for the Pennsylvania Real Estate Brokers License examination.
Real Estate Modules
The purpose of these courses are to provide recently licensed standard salespersons with a high level of knowledge and understanding regarding key areas of real estate practice. Content areas introduced in pre-license coursework will be further developed, amplified and reinforced. Material presented will enable the salesperson to “bridge” from their pre-license experience to a high level or real world professional practice. This (7 hour) module explores the: Duties of Licensees, Closing Costs, Agreement of Sale, Addenda and Special Clauses, Title Reports, Zoning, Agency Relationships and Representation Agreements and Environmental Concerns.
REAL ESTATE (RESIDENTIAL MODULE 3) REALE 4002 C01
Wed, 4/18/18 6-9:30 pm
This (7 hour) module explores the: Uniform Construction Code and Zoning, Environmental Issues, Types of Construction, Land Development, Home Inspections and Home Warranties, Mortgage Information, Fair Housing, Agreements of Sale, Case studies from Real Estate and Disciplinary Actions.
REAL ESTATE (GENERAL MODULE 1) REALE 4000 C01
Wed, 3/28/18 6-9:30 pm
This (7 hour) module explores the: Duties of Licensees, Closing Costs, Agreement of Sale, Addenda and Special Clauses, Title Reports, Zoning, Agency Relationships and Representation Agreements and Environmental Concerns.