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Date

Lecture Title

Real Estate Subject

What you Will Learn

8/25/2011 It’s a Big Deal! (*Any deal where YOU spend $$ is a big deal!) Real Estate Contracts The Importance of Real Estate Contracts for Every Day Life!  A survey or contracts from the largest land purchase in the U.S. (the Louisiana) to your largest purchase, maybe your condo or house!
9/1/2011 Extra Extra Read All About it! Giving Notice to the World of Your Property Ownership! Recordation and Deeds Interests in Property Ways to confirm your ownership and how important the proof of ownership and laws upholding ownership rights are in the U.S.  These laws give value to your property.
9/8/2011 Hey That’s My Property!  Learn How to Prove It! Legal Descriptions Surveys To follow a survey..the map of your property!  Learn the importance of surveys which are very intricate and to the novice look very confusing!
9/15/2011 The Tax Man is Coming!  Everyone Has to Pay Taxes??? Property Taxes, Liens & Exemptions How “Uncle Sam” gives your property an assessment (a value) and how you are taxed on that value. Learn when to pay your taxes to receive the maximum discount!  Learn what happens to you and your property if you don’t pay taxes!  Learn about exemptions you may qualify for that will reduce your taxes!
9/22/2011 Can I build an Amusement Park in My Back Yard? Zoning Even if you have the best ownership rights and can prove them, the government still regulates how you may use your property (example just because you want to you can’t build a rollercoaster in your backyard)…Learn about these rules and regulations and the public purpose behind them.
10/6/2011 Where’s My Security Deposit?  How do I break my lease? Residential Leases Everyone is a Landlord or Tenant at sometime, this is a legal relationship governed by state law, learn the rules and regulations, and the reasons you may and may not break your lease!
10/13/2011 Show Me the Money (The Rent Roll!) Commercial Leases How commercial leases are different than residential leases and the rules that regulate them are different also!  Investors often look at cash flow from leases when determining to buy commercial property.
10/17/2011 The Devil’s in the Details: Learning to Read Real Estate Documents Reading Real Estate Documents Get comfortable reading residential and commercial real estate documents, even if they are long and boring!
10/20/2011 Condo Commandos, Condo Crazes.. Condos Condos are the #1 form of ownership in South Florida, learn about the rules and regulations that govern the actions of the condo board (no they legally can’t do whatever they want) and what to watch out for if you are planning to purchase a condo!
10/24/2011 The Tax Man is Coming!  Everyone Has to Pay Taxes??? Property Taxes, Liens & Exemptions How “Uncle Sam” gives your property an assessment (a value) and how you are taxed on that value. Learn when to pay your taxes to receive the maximum discount!  Learn what happens to you and your property if you don’t pay taxes!  Learn about exemptions you may qualify for that will reduce your taxes!
10/27/2011 Are you Creditworthy? Financing Techniques to improve your credit so that you will qualify to obtain credit (a mortgage) to purchase property!
10/31/2011 Signing to Buying (the Closing Process!) Contract to Closing Table The steps to go through from signing a purchase and sale contract, including escrow, due diligence and exchange of funds for deed at closing.
11/4/2011 OPM!  Other People’s Money Getting a Mortgage A familiarity with the real procedures to apply for and obtain a loan to purchase property and the disclosures required by law to be made to borrowers.
11/7/2011 Buying Property ‘Round the World – Tax Implications International Tax and Real Estate A discussion of taxes that you may be subject to if you purchase property in another country or if you are a foreign investor in U.S. property.
11/10/2011 Is Finding A Steal…For Real? Foreclosure Short Sales Foreclosures and short sales are the hottest topic in South Florida!  Everyone thinks they will find a steal!  Learn the process, the truth, the myths, the hard work, potential pitfalls and rewards of purchasing a foreclosure and short sale!
11/17/2011 Taking the “Con” Out of Construction Construction How to protect yourself from getting “conned” in the construction process.  Learn how to check out the past history of your contractor, learn the law that protects homeowners and also contractors providing work to a job.
11/21/2011 Jet-Setter Global Real Estate Development International Development Learn about why foreign companies decide to develop in the U.S. and the differences between purchasing, developing and marketing real estate in the U.S. and other countries
11/28/2011 OPM!  Other People’s Money Getting a Mortgage A familiarity with the real procedures to apply for and obtain a loan to purchase property and the disclosures required by law to be made to borrowers.
12/1/2011 Buying, Owning & Operating an Office Building in Downtown Miami Commercial Office Leases Learn site selection, tenant selection, leasing and maintaining an office building in Downtown Miami…in this economy!
12/3/2011 The Deal Maker! Brokerage What it is like to work in a brokerage!  The hard work of putting a deal between a buyer and seller together!  The rules and regulations that govern realtors!