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Course Details

Course Code: BUSN220 Course ID: 2902 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an investigation of institutions, instruments, and structures by which investment in real estate is financed. It reviews capital markets, the sources and use of real estate funds, and the role of government in real estate finance. The course also covers technical skills involved in real estate finance, to include risk analysis, portfolio theory and management, REITs, and capital market trends.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives:
1. Identify real estate finance principles, concepts, and best practices.
2. Explain the nature of real estate finance including mortgage lending activities and real estate cycles.
3. Identify and discuss the Federal Reserve System, instruments of credit policy, the United States Treasury and the Federal Home Loan Bank System (FHLB).
4. Compare and contrast commercial and residential real estate in the mortgage market.
5. Differentiate between entities of the secondary mortgage market including the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae).
6. Discuss sources of funding such as commercial banks, mutual savings banks, savings associations, life insurance companies, credit unions, and pension and retirement programs
7. Define instruments of real estate and their use including encumbrances and liens, Notes,Deeds of Trust, Contracts for Deed (Land Contract), and junior finance instruments.
8. Discuss the details of conventional loans, interest rates, private mortgage insurance (PMI), borrower’s qualifications, and special conventional loan programs.
9. Describe the process involved in closing real estate loans.
10. Identify some contemporary real estate financing options.

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives:
1. Identify real estate finance principles, concepts, and best practices.
2. Explain the nature of real estate finance including mortgage lending activities and real estate cycles.
3. Identify and discuss the Federal Reserve System, instruments of credit policy, the United States Treasury and the Federal Home Loan Bank System (FHLB).
4. Compare and contrast commercial and residential real estate in the mortgage market.
5. Differentiate between entities of the secondary mortgage market including the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae).
6. Discuss sources of funding such as commercial banks, mutual savings banks, savings associations, life insurance companies, credit unions, and pension and retirement programs
7. Define instruments of real estate and their use including encumbrances and liens, Notes,Deeds of Trust, Contracts for Deed (Land Contract), and junior finance instruments.
8. Discuss the details of conventional loans, interest rates, private mortgage insurance (PMI), borrower’s qualifications, and special conventional loan programs.
9. Describe the process involved in closing real estate loans.
10. Identify some contemporary real estate financing options.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 
Book Title:Mortgage Management for Dummies - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also provided in the classroom
ISBN:9781119387794
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Tyson, Eric
Unit Cost:$19.71
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.