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Real Estate 110

RE 110, REAL ESTATE ECONOMICS

Welcome to Real Estate 110. Below you will find all the information you need for this online course.

Click here for Orientation Information.

Please email your instructor with the Ticket Number & Name of Class one week prior to your class start date. Your instructor will contact you during the week before the class begins after receiving your message. There is no on-campus orientation meeting.

Your instructor will send you information which will tell you how to access the course after receiving your email.

You MUST begin coursework immediately when the class starts or you will be dropped from this class.

Real Estate Licensing Information can be obtained directly from the Dept of Real Estate or by calling (916) 227-0931. 

 

COURSE TEXTBOOK:        Essentials of Real Estate Economics,

6th Edition,      McKenzie & Betts, Thomson   Southwestern, ISBN 0-324-18744-0

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: 

Operation of the real estate business and the role of the agent.  Includes listing, prospecting, sales techniques, use of current real estate forms; financing, title insurance, escrow and taxation, appraisal, property management and leasing.

Meets a requirement for:

(1) California real estate broker's license

*PLEASE NOTE: As of October 1, 2007, all real estate applicants must have Real Estate Practice, Real Estate Principles, and a third real estate elective prior to taking the state licensing exam. Click Here for more information about this important change.

GRADED ACTIVITIES:      

All quizzes and exam will be taken Online:

19 chapter mini-quizzes (10 questions per chapter);

 

Mid-term exam (Ch.1-8):   50 questions

 

Final exam (Ch.1-19):    100 questions

 

 

Written assignments: two 500-word essays,  

 

Written Assignment # 1

 

Read Case in Point, pages 197-198 “Neighborhood Preservation: Two Viewpoints”. Take a stand on one side of the issue or the other and defend your position.

 

Written Assignment # 2

 

See Figure 18.1 “Steps in the Scientific Method” page 426. Go through the steps listing each step write 500 words or less and determine if this is a good time for an investor to buy residential income or commercial property in Orange County, CA

Make-up policy: No make-up tests are allowed during the semester except in extreme circumstances and with prior approval of instructor.  All quizzes, exams, and written assignments must be completed by the deadline listed in the course schedule of assignments.  A 50% penalty will apply to all assignments or tests that are submitted late. 

COURSE ASSIGNMENTS:

Students should read the assigned chapters before taking the chapter online mini-quizzes, midterm and final. Students should carefully study the material in the study guides that are provided for the midterm and final exams before taking the tests.

Students should select one, or two, of the suggested projects for the written assignment, and submit one 500-word essay for one project, or two 250-word essays for two projects.

COURSE GRADE:                                              POINTS:                               

               

Written assignments @ 50 points each =              100   

                

Chapter mini-quizzes                                          200

                

Mid-term examination                                          50

                

 Final examination                                              100                              

                  

 

 

TOTAL POSSIBLE.............................................450

 

                 Rating scale for course grade:

               

      90-100%   (405-450)              = A 

                

      80-89%     (360-404)              = B

                 

                 70-79%      (315-359)              = C

                

      60-69%     (270-314)              = D

                

      0-59%       (269 or less)         = F

The course grade will be calculated as above, but it may be calculated on a modified curve to ensure that the top 20% of the class receives an “A”, the next 20% a B, etc. 

ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCES:

It is the student's responsibility to withdraw officially from a course. However, because of enrollment demands, a student may be dropped when not checking in by email by the third day of class.

 

A student may be dropped for excessive absences. Attendance in this class is based on the timely completion of the course assignments.

WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASS:

Students who cannot continue in a course have an obligation to withdraw officially through the Admissions and Records office on any campus. Students are encouraged to consult with the instructor concerning class withdrawals.

(See the college catalog regarding the college policy relating to attendance, absences, and withdrawal from class.)

If a student does not officially withdraw prior to the final announced date for withdrawing, a letter grade must be given by the instructor.  It is the student's responsibility to drop the course if he or she wishes to avoid an "F" grade on the transcript.