Helping Clients Understand Real Estate Financing
One of the best ways to promote and market yourself to potential clients is, arguably, by becoming an expert in areas that benefit them. Although as a real estate licensee you should never give financial advice, the better you understand the concepts, processes, challenges, and calculations associated with real estate financing, the better you can assist your clients through this often-frustrating process.
This course will cover a brief history of the mortgage industry and introduce the players. We will discuss financing, security instruments, and legal clauses commonly included in these instruments. We’ll look at various loan types, including government-backed mortgage programs and discuss mortgage fraud and predatory lending. Finally, we will examine the loan process, qualifying standards for borrowers, and mortgage laws.
Although every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of this course, recent changes in laws and procedures may not yet be reflected in the content.