FI425 Principles of Real Estate

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FI 425 Principles of Real Estate


F2J 2006 PV


Kohlbrecher, Jennifer


Adjunct Instructor


BSBA, Finance and Real Estate, University of Missouri
MBA, University of Missouri

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Semester Dates

October 23 - December 11

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours


Real Estate Principles, 8th edition, by Floyd and Allen

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Course Description:
A study of real property, its legal title, transfer, ownership, finance, and management. PREREQUISITE: FI 360 or permission of the instructor 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe what is entailed in property rights.
  2. Explain a legal description.
  3. List the legal requirements of deeds and leases.
  4. Explain a real estate contract.
  5. Explain a real estate appraisal.
  6. Describe the contents or a mortgage or deed of trust.
  7. Define property insurance requirements.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Performance will be assessed through the following methods:

Exams: There will be two noncumulative exams.  Questions may take the form of multiple choice, matching, short answer, problems, and essay.  There will be no make-up exams.

In class assignments & quizzes:  There will be several short, in class activities/quizzes which may be individual based or group based.  These will serve primarily to reinforce material discussed in class.

Article review:  You will review one article from a business publication (newspaper, magazine, etc.) on a topic related to class.  More detail will be provided in class.

Group paper and presentation:  Each student will be assigned to a group to complete a short (5-7 page) paper on a topic related to the course (topic must be approved by instructor).  In addition, each group will prepare a presentation to discuss the findings of their project.

Attendance & participation: Since this is an accelerated course, attendance is crucial to success.  Please read the assigned chapters prior to class and bring your textbook to each session.  It is also vital to participate in class discussion in order to receive full credit for this portion of the grading.



exams    2 @ 75 points 150
in class assignments/group quizzes (approx 5) 50
article review & discussion 25
group paper and presentation 50
attendance & participation 25


Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Assignments are due at the beginning of class.  Late assignments will not be accepted.  Please turn off cell phones prior to class to prevent disruption.  Class begins promptly at 5:30.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week Date Topics
1 10/23 intro to class, review ch. 1-3, assign groups
2 10/30 review ch. 4-6
3 11/6 article review due; discuss articles in class
ch. 7,9
4 11/13 review for exam
EXAM 1 (ch. 1-7, 9)
review ch. 10,11
5 11/20 review ch. 13,15
group project topic is due
6 11/27 review ch. 16,18
7 12/4 group project is due
review ch. 19,20
8 12/11 group presentations
review for exam
EXAM 2 (10,11,13,15,16,18-20)

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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