Real Estate

Real Estate Fundamentals

REAL101

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.

2 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Real Estate Practice

REAL102

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.

2 credits
Prerequisite: REAL101 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Real Estate Law and Conveyancing

LAWS210

This course addresses various topics in real estate law, including estates, titles, acquisition, agreements of sale, encumbrances, conveyancing, and bonds. Other topics include liens, deeds, and mortgages.

3 credits
Prerequisite: LAWS100 (C or better) OR REAL101 (C or better) AND REAL102 (C or better);
Corequisite: None

Advanced Real Estate Law

LAWS215

In this course, students examine advanced real estate law and the documents used in sophisticated residential and commercial transactions with concentration on financing, option contracts, title insurance, zoning, and the vocabulary of these advance transactions.

3 credits
Prerequisite: LAWS100 (C or better) and LAW210 (C or better)
Corequisite: None